Hospitalization Rates Decrease When Patients Take Advantage of Home Health

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Hospitalization Rates Decrease When Patients Take Advantage of Home Health

Hospitalization Rates Decrease When Patients Take Advantage of Home Health

Professions know that hospitalization rates and re-hospitalization rates decrease when patients take advantage of home health. Home health allows an injured, sick, or elderly person to stay in the comfort of their home while still getting the care and treatment that they need. There is an assortment of great services offered by Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc. that can help a person receive the care they need right from their own home.

Who Qualifies for Home Health

To qualify for home health the patient needs a referral from their doctor and a written care plan. Typically the person needs to be homebound, meaning that to leave the house requires a taxing effort due to mobility issues from age, injury, or illness. Some people go to their doctor for a referral, and some are referred to home health by a hospital physician. Reach out to to see exactly how to get started in receiving home health or hospice services. It’s actually a simple process that the agency can help to streamline and coordinate.

What Services are Provided by Home Health Agencies

Home health agencies have a scope of service list that they can provide to patients that explain what services are offered. Typical home health services offered include:

Skilled nursing services from registered nurses

Home health care from home health aides

Physical therapy

Occupational therapy

Speech therapy

Medication Management

Palliative Care

Wound care

Services from medical social workers

Services from dietitians

Bathing and toilet assistance

Help with daily living activities

Telehealth services

Transportation services 

To learn more about services and patient care, visit The above is a general list and does not encompass all of the personalized service and care options that a patient may receive. Many times additional services needed can be pinpointed during an in-home evaluation or even suggested by the patient’s physician. The agency may also be able to refer the patient to additional services from other community organizations, such as Meals on Wheels. 

How Home Health Decreases Hospitalizations

When a patient is sick or they are injured, they call their home health agency before heading to the emergency room. Many times the home health agency can assist the patient with care and work with the patient’s doctor to prevent the person from having to go into the hospital for a stay. Keep in mind that home health agencies do offer a wide assortment of services, meaning the patient can receive exceptional care right from their bed or their home, without having to stay in the hospital. Emergency room and hospital stays can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and utilizing home health services means that a family can save a fortune in medical costs.

Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc. has been servicing patients in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties for more than twenty years. This agency treats patients with compassion, kindness, and integrity and is proud to have a staff composed of the people patients proudly call both neighbors and friends.

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Phone: (805)547-7025
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City: San Luis Obispo
State: CA
Country: United States