Home-based Health Care is one of the most patient-oriented forms of Medicare benefits available today. It often has the most significant impact on the quality of life of its recipient by preventing hospitalizations and long term care placement, allowing patients to receive care in the comfort and familiarity of their home. Strangely enough, it is also one of the most underutilized medicare benefit, as many are unfamiliar with how home health care works and what it can do for them.
Home health care involves sending highly trained clinical professionals to the patient’s home to administer care. These visiting professionals work collaboratively with the patient’s physician to ensure that patients live independently and have the highest quality of life - at home.