Many health care services can be performed in the comfort and convenience of a patient's home. Home Healthcare is cost effective and provides quality individualized care based on the patient's condition. In an effort to reduce rising healthcare costs, insurance companies and Medicare often authorize home healthcare treatments that are determined to be medically necessary. MR Homecare provides many benefits to the patient. Most people would prefer to be in their own homes as opposed to a hospital. In the past, patients were required to stay in the hospital for Wound Care. Today, many patients can receive Wound Care assistants in the privacy of their home.
A patient's condition must warrant the care provided by a home healthcare service. If a patient's condition requires and qualifies for home healthcare, qualified nurses and home health aides provide this care. The treatment will depend on the Wound Care plan prescribed by the patient's physician.
Proper Wound Care is essential to prevent infection and to promote the healing process. A nurse or qualified home health aide will monitor, cleanse and re-dress the wound as is necessary. Often, if there are available family members or caretakers, a nurse will explain in detail the proper Wound Care. The nurse may frequent the home to examine the wounds for infection and proper healing. If a patient does not have a caretaker, he or she may qualify to have a home health aide that will assist with the Wound Care.
If a patient is unable to take care of himself or herself due to the high level of Wound Care, a home healthcare provider will arrange for a home health aide to assist the patient with their personal hygiene needs. The level of care provided is based in the patient's needs and Wound Care treatment plan. Home healthcare agencies are staffed with a variety of qualified staff to meet the needs of any home healthcare situation including Wound Care.
Home Healthcare providers are well-trained professionals authorized to provide a wide variety of medical services to patients that are home bound or qualify for medical treatment in the home. A nurse that will monitor and ensure the prescribed treatment plan is followed that assesses the initial needs of the patient.
For patients with insurance or Medicare, the treatment plan must be approved by the insurance company or authorized by Medicare for payment.
A physician will determine the needs of a patient and if the patient is in a situation, which warrants home health Wound Care, the physician will initiate the authorization process. We will follow up with the patient or the patient's caretakers to schedule the home visits. Although the process may seem complex, the patient usually does not have to worry about the details and paperwork. The physician, insurance company and our home healthcare agency usually handle this.