Home Health: The Untapped Benefit for Assisted Living Patients

Home Health Assisted Living Facility

Written by Amedisys

Home health can be your solution for improving quality of life and better understanding your plan of care. This service is provided in the home, or wherever you call home, like an ALF.

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A home health clinician provides information about your specific chronic disease, its symptoms and effects on the body, required monitoring and adherence, along with suggested lifestyle and behavior modifications.

Coordination with Physician Care Plan

Once diagnosed by a physician, your home health clinician carries out your care plan in the home or at your ALF. Patient identified and clinical goals are set, tracked, and reported back to the physician. When the home health program is completed, the tracking and reporting continues with the physician and patient using the tools and education home health provided.

Integration with ALF Services

Often, the assisted living staff is a patient’s designated caregiver. Home health works in conjunction with your designated caregivers to monitor medication, therapy sessions, symptoms and more. When the home health program is completed, the assisted living staff can easily continue to support the patient and communicate with their physician.

Fewer Trips to the Hospital

When a patient and caregiver are educated about a chronic disease and able to monitor and manage symptoms, hospital visits are reduced. Home health provides tools, onsite and telephone support, and communication with the physician and the ALF staff to help make any changes to the treatment plan, providing a coordinated care team.

At Amedisys, we believe an educated and empowered patient has the confidence they need to manage their disease and become an active participant in their health. Providing home healthcare services in the home, or ALF, can help keep you on the right track with your plan of care.

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