Some inpatient hospital care may be avoided if the home health staff is doing a good job at checking your health condition at each visit to detect problems early. They also need to check how well you are eating, drinking, and taking your medicines, and how safe your home is. Home health staff must coordinate your care. This involves communicating regularly with you, your informal caregivers, your doctor, and anyone else who provides care for you. It is critical that the home health agency staff informs your doctor about a decline in your condition. In some cases, your physician will want to see you or have you go to an urgent care facility or a hospital.
Source: Home Health Compare
Dates of Coverage: Through 5/2010