What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is a service to the recovering, disabled, or chronically ill person providing treatment and/or effective functioning in the home environment. Home care is appropriate whenever assistance cannot be easily or effectively provided by a family member or friend on an ongoing basis for a short or extended period of time.
There are many situations and conditions for which home care is appropriate. Services such as catheter implementations/maintenance, wound dressing, IV injections, etc. are among the services that can be performed in the home. Recently, "hi-tech" services such as chemotherapy, TPN, and other IV therapy techniques have been recommended for home use.