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What are the different types of home health care services?
The range of home health care services a patient can receive at home is limitless. Depending on the individual patient's situation, care can range from nursing care to specialized medical services, such as laboratory workups. You and your doctor will determine your care plan and services you may need at home. At-home care services may include:
A doctor may visit a patient at home to diagnose and treat the illness(es). He or she may also periodically review the home health care needs.
The most common form of home health care is some type of nursing care depending on the person's needs. In consultation with the doctor, a registered nurse will set up a plan of care. Nursing care may include wound dressing, ostomy care, intravenous therapy, administering medication, monitoring the general health of the patient, pain control, and other health support.
Medical social service
Medical social workers provide various services to the patient, including counseling and locating community resources to help the patient in his or her recovery. Some social workers are also the patient's case manager--if the patient's medical condition is very complex and requires coordination of many services. When you or a loved one needs assistance with ongoing health care needs, getting care at home may be the most comfortable - and effective — way to receive services and treatment. Johns Hopkins Care at Home provides comprehensive options to manage health from home and improve quality of life. Our staff of dedicated and specialized home health care professionals provide personalized care and education to help take care of a loved one or help you continue with self-care.
Our in-home personal care experts provide hands-on, companion, memory care services to help people live safely and independently at home.
Our experienced team brings skilled care to you, with services and treatment - including nursing, physical therapy and much more — to help you manage and recover from illness, injury or surgery.
Our Care at Home Pediatrics team brings comprehensive, compassionate care to you and your child in the comfort of your home