Home Health Care is a wide range of health care services provided in the home for an illness or injury. These services can include Skilled Nursing as well as Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. Home Health Care is usually covered by Medicare and other insurances when ordered by a physician for homebound patients.
Hospice care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, rather than treating the disease itself. A team of professionals work together to manage symptoms so that a person’s last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice care is also family-centered – it includes the patient and the family in making decisions. Hospice is a covered benefit by Medicare and other insurances.