WHAT IS HOME HEALTH NURSING & THERAPY SERVICES?
"Home Health" includes a wide range of health services to help the patient to recover at home under the supervision of a physician, supported by a highly trained nursing and therapy staff. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled and chronic patients in need of medical, nursing, or therapy services to recover their health to the extent possible with the patient's overall health status.
Generally, home care is appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends. More and more older people, electing to live independent, non-institutionalized lives, are receiving home care services as their physical capabilities diminish. Younger adults who are disabled or recuperating from acute illness are choosing home care whenever possible. Chronically ill infants and children are receiving sophisticated medical treatment in their loving and secure home environments. Adults and children diagnosed with terminal illness also are being cared for at home, receiving compassion and maintaining dignity at the end of life. As hospital stays decrease with limited insurance coverage, increasing numbers of patients need highly skilled services when they return home. Other patients are able to stay at home to begin with, receiving safe and effective care in the comfort of their own homes. Star Care is committed to provide high quality home care services in an affordable and easily accessible manner.