November 13, 2015

November is Home Care Month

November is Home Care Month! Home health care is effective: o Home health care patients with CHF have fewer and shorter hospitalizations, averaging six hospital days per year compared to 26 days for those without. o Medicare patients with home health care saw an 89% improvement of wound healing, experienced 67% less pain when moving around, improved their bathing 66%, and 64% showed easier and improved breathing. o Mental health patients utilizing home health care are readmitted to the hospital 75% less often, and Alzheimer/dementia patients visit the Dr. 50% less frequently.

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