Home healthcare can help you live independently in your home. We can assist with and provide comprehensive care for you, all delivered in your home environment under the direction of your personal physician. Services and programs are provided if you have a medical condition that can be:
- Helped by the skill of a nurse, including: recovery from an illness, accident or surgery, wound care, help with medications and/or injections, physical, occupational and speech-language rehabilitation, therapy services, clinical management of a chronic disease and/or monitoring a serious illness
- Patient and caregiver education
Home healthcare requires a skilled need that a nurse or physical therapist can provide. Nursing care by UR Medicine Home Care is provided with a teamwork approach involving the patient first, physician, family, caregivers, and members of the healthcare team.
Personal care (or private duty care) is usually provided by a home health aide and does not require a nurse, but is necessary when you need help at home with bathing, dressing, moving around or meal preparation.