Home Health Care
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- What is home health care?
- Who benefits from home health care?
- What home health care services does Renewal Care Partners provide?
- When are home health care services available?
- Is there a minimum duration for the home healthcare services that Renewal Care Partners provides?
- What is the process for starting home health care?
- What are the costs of home health care?
- What payment options are available for home health care?
- How do I request home health care services?
What is home health care?
Home health care encompasses a range of health care services provided to clients in their homes. Home health care services may include nursing care, specialized therapies, assistance with prescribed medications or medical equipment, personal care, or assistance with household management. The goal of home health care is to promote clients' physical and mental health, empowering them to live where they choose.
Most clients receiving home health care require assistance with one or more activities of daily living. These include walking, eating, dressing, and personal hygiene. If clients do not require assistance with these activities but may still benefit from some assistance, they may be candidates for companion care.
Who benefits from home health care?
While some assume that home health care is only for people who are very old or very sick, the reality is that home care benefits people of all ages with a variety of health needs. This is because home health care often leads to better health outcomes with lower costs than care provided in institutional settings such as nursing homes.1, 2
Home health care clients include older adults, people with physical or mental disabilities, and people living with chronic or acute health conditions. It particularly benefits clients who prefer to live independently in their homes as long as possible.3
People recovering from an injury, surgery, or other medical procedure may need home care for only a few months after they are discharged from rehabilitation facilities or hospitals. Others who are living with chronic conditions—including people with neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease—may continue to need home care throughout their lives.
Beyond benefiting clients themselves, home health care can also serve as "respite care" for family caregivers. The physical and emotional burdens of caregiving can be overwhelming. In neglecting their own needs while caring for their loved ones, family caregivers sometimes put their own health at risk.4 Home health care allows family caregivers to set aside time for their own well-being so they can continue to be present for the people they love.
What home health care services does Renewal Care Partners provide?
Renewal Care Partners provides licensed home healthcare, including skilled nursing and home health aide services. Our team includes registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified home health aides (HHAs). For clients receiving home care, a supervisory nurse is on call and available whenever services are provided.
Our skilled nursing services include:
- Assessment and supervision of care: a comprehensive health assessment and personalized Plans of Care created in collaboration with a client's health care team
- Medication management: preparation, organization, and monitoring of prescribed medications
- Specialized care: diabetes care, immunization/injections, wound care, and other skilled nursing services
In addition, our home health aides can assist with the following:
- Movement and mobility: walking, getting into and out of bed, as well as doing prescribed exercises
- Light housekeeping: dusting, tidying, and laundry
- Meal preparation: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light snacks
- Errands: grocery shopping, and sundries
- Escorts: accompaniment and transportation assistance for medical appointments and social outings
When are home health care services available?
Our team provides home health care twenty-four-hours per day, seven days a week, including on holidays.
Is there a minimum duration for the home healthcare services that Renewal Care Partners provides?
We have no minimum service period. Some clients recovering from acute conditions receive home care for just a few weeks, while other clients with chronic conditions may receive home care over many years. Although we do not require a minimum number of hours of care per visit from our staff, we charge a minimum service fee per visit.
What is the process for starting home health care?
If you or a loved one are a candidate for home care, you will first meet with one of our Registered Nurses for an in-home assessment. Based on the assessment, the nurse will discuss service options with you, including whether you may benefit from companion care, care management, or other services. We then work with your medical team to create a Plan of Care, ensuring the services you receive are coordinated and comprehensive.
Next, we work with you to assemble your team of Care Partners, which, depending on your Plan of Care, may include certified home health aides, registered nurses, and other professionals. We match you with Care Partners who not only have the clinical skills you require, but also are people whom you look forward to welcoming into your home.
While you receive services, our Care Partners receive ongoing mentorship and oversight from our nursing team. As your needs evolve over time, our nurses work with you and your health care team to update your Plan of Care.
What are the costs of home health care?
The cost of home care services depends on each client’s needs. For an estimate, please contact us for a free consultation. In the event we are unable to meet your needs, we will refer you to other providers.
What payment options are available for home health care?
Renewal Care Partners accepts most long-term care insurance policies. As a private pay healthcare provider, clients may not currently cover the cost of our services through Medicare or Medicaid.
How do I request home health care services?
To learn more about our home health care services or to request services, please contact us.
- Marek, K.D., Popejoy, L., Petroski, G., Mehr, D., Rantz, M., & Lin, W.C. (2005). Clinical outcomes of aging in place. Nursing Research, 54(3), 202–211. [link]
- Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey. (2014). Genworth Financial.
- Gleckman, H. (2009). Caring for our parents: Inspiring stories of families seeking new solutions to America’s most urgent health crisis. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
- Beach, S. R., Schulz, R., Yee, J. L., & Jackson, S. (2000). Negative and positive health effects of caring for a disabled spouse: longitudinal findings from the caregiver health effects study. Psychology and Aging, 15(2), 259-271. [link]