When you need to select the best possible care for your loved ones, HHA (Home Health Agencies) can be your greatest allies. While we all would like to be our loved ones’ primary support provider, their specialized needs and the demands of our jobs, families, and other obligations can make additional support essential. By coordinating high quality care, you can provide for your loved ones in their times of need, while still keeping your own life supported.
The services of home health agencies are generally covered by Medicare, and these agencies are experienced in dealing with the approval and reimbursement processes of both public and private insurance plans. Using HHA (Home Health Agencies) instead of individually finding providers not only makes a wide range of qualified and vetted individuals available, it lessens the logistical burden on often already stressed patients and their loved ones.
Caregiver placement is a highly personalized process. First, the needs of the patient and the required skills of the provider are considered. After that, the perhaps even more important element of rapport and personality fit is considered. A high quality caregiver and patient relationship is key to the patient’s comfort and increases compliance with treatment programs.
Caregiver placement through home health agencies allows patients who may have otherwise required hospitalization the opportunity to receive treatment and heal in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Patients who are able to stay in their homes are able to retain a sense of independence and continue to engage in positive activities such as cooking and gardening.
For more resources to help family members and other caregivers to cope, check out the helpforcancercaregivers.org website.