Do You or a Loved One Need Home Health Care?
It’s true: there is no place like home. Your home is where you make memories, where you can be yourself and where you want to stay. So it’s no surprise you likely want to stay there as long as possible. If you or a loved one have health concerns, ask yourself if home health care could be a solution.
Maintain Your Independence at Home
Fortunately, there are local options designed to support people and help them stay in their home.
Avera@Home offers home health care and home medical equipment to help manage health issues effectively, safely and under the supervision of experts.
“A lot of people think they’re too young for home health services, or it’s a step toward the end of their life,” said Rhonda Wiering, Vice President of Growth and Innovation for Avera@Home. “It’s the opposite: home health care is meant to support your independence and manage your health where you are.”
When to Use Home Health Care and Home Medical Equipment
Home health care is often utilized for ongoing health needs. The nurses and therapists visit your home to plan your home health care services if there is:
- A recent hospitalization
- A chronic condition, such as Parkinson’s disease, high blood pressure or diabetes
- A new diagnosis
Home health and home medical equipment are also implemented after a health event and can help if you need help caring for a loved one. Avera@Home can help with organizing a nurse visit, coordinating physical therapy, or working with Avera Home Medical Equipment to install a shower handrail after a recent:
- Broken bone or other accident
“After an assessment, your needs determine your home health plan,” said Wiering. “Avera@Home coordinates care for not only your medical concerns, but also finds community programs that bring healthy meals or do light housework.”
If you think you or a loved one could benefit from these services, talk to your primary care provider or call 605-322-HOME (4663) to talk to someone about your specific needs. Learn more at AveraAtHome.org.