It may not be what you expect. Many people think hospice means the end of life. Hospice is a service designed to make you as comfortable as possible during a life-limiting illness or end of life experience. The goal of hospice is comfort and quality of life rather than the pursuit of curative methods.
Home Health Care
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.
- Pain & medication management
- Diabetic teaching & management
- Wound care dressing
- Catheter care
- Colostomy care
- Teaching safety with ADL’s (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transfers, walking, bed mobility, etc.)
- Works in coordination with your physician
Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Gait (walk) training
- Therapeutic exercises to improve muscle weakness, balance & coordination
- Range of motion exercises
- Fall risk management
- Teach compensatory techniques to improve Activities of Daily Living (eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transfers, hygiene, kitchen management & proper body mechanics).
- Low/Impaired vision & hearing therapy (designed to restore sensory-integrative function)
- Memory retention activities (to restore short-term memory)
- Functional reach & dexterity (arthritic & joint pain)