Chronic Illness Management with Home Health Care
Jul. 12, 2023
By: Kaylee Yamry
Managing illnesses as they progress from the comfort of home
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be difficult for individuals and their families. As symptoms progress, questions may come up such as “How will we continue to manage symptoms as they worsen?” or, “is it time to consider additional help?” These are great questions. Luckily, home health care is an excellent option for chronic illness management, and we will explain why in the article below.
What chronic illnesses can home health care help manage?
Ethos Home Health Care works closely with your primary care provider to develop a care plan that enables you to better manage your chronic illness from the comfort of home. Some of the conditions we can help manage include:
Upon admission to home health care, our staff will assess your needs, work with you, your family, and your primary care provider to determine the best plan of action to care for you.
How does home health care continue to manage symptoms as they worsen?
Upon admission to Ethos Home Health Care, a home safety assessment will be completed to identify needs and modifications that may need to be set in place to make your home as safe as possible as your condition progresses. The Ethos Home Health Care team is trained to understand symptoms, triggers, and warning signs of several chronic illnesses, as well as how to react appropriately. Our home health care team will work with you and your primary care provider to adjust your care plan as symptoms progress and worsen. Our care team includes:
- Registered nurses
- Licensed practical nurses
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Home health aides
Is it time to consider additional help?
Some of the common indicators that it may be time to consider home health care to aide in chronic illness management include:
- New or worsening symptoms
- Medication changes
- Frequent hospital visits
- Frequent falls
- Require treatment that must be performed by a nurse (wound care, catheter care, diabetic care, etc)
- Decline in independence with daily activities
- And more
Take our free online assessment to learn more about your condition and care needs and receive personalized results in minutes to determine whether home health care might be right for you or a loved one.