Home health staff should ask if you are having pain at each visit. If you are in pain, you (or someone on your behalf) should tell the staff. Efforts can then be made to find and treat the cause and make you more comfortable. If pain is not treated, you may not be able to get out of bed and perform daily routines. Pain also leads to depression, anxiety, and a lower quality of life. If you have less pain, it may mean that the home health agency is doing a good job in asking about and treating your pain. Remember, if you are in pain, you should tell your home health provider or call your doctor who can treat the pain.
Source: Home Health Compare
Dates of Coverage: Through 5/2010