What is home healthcare? What is a home health agency?

Home healthcare is a type of medical care and support provided to individuals in their own homes. It is designed for individuals who are unable to leave their homes for medical treatment or ongoing care and includes a range of services such as nursing care, physical therapy, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs).

A home health agency is an organization that provides home healthcare services to individuals in need. These agencies typically employ a team of healthcare professionals, including nurses, physical therapists, and home health aides, to provide comprehensive care to patients in their homes.

Home health agencies work with a patient's physician to develop a care plan that is tailored to the individual's needs and goals. They provide regular assessments of the patient's health status and communicate with the physician to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate care.

The goal of home health agencies is to support the patient's independence, maintain their health, and improve their quality of life while they receive care in the comfort of their own home.

Last updated: January 31, 2023

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