What are the Benefits of Home Health Care?
Recover safely at home with home health care
At Knute Nelson, our home health care services are available as a part of our continuum of care to help patients regain or maintain their independence at home. Although the list of benefits of home health care is lengthy, this article will outline three key benefits as well as explain the home health care services available. At the end, you will be able to take our free online assessment to determine if home health care is right for you or a loved one.
What is home health care?
Put simply, home health care is care services that are provided within an individual’s home. It can be helpful to individuals who are recovering from an injury or illness, struggling to manage a chronic illness, wanting to remain independent at home, and more.
According to Alyssa Rohloff, Director of Home Health at Knute Nelson, services might include chronic illness management, skilled nursing, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, personal care and companionship, home technology, and more.
3 benefits of home health care
Although there are several benefits of receiving care from the comfort of home, here are 3 key benefits of home health care.
1. Increased safety
Knute Nelson Home Health Care’s staff performs a safety assessment for each client to better understand their living environment, daily activities, and health needs. After completing this assessment, we can accurately determine the best plan of action to increase safety at home. This might include equipment recommendations such as shower chairs, grab bars, non-slip mats, walkers, etc.
It might also include technology recommendations such as Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) or medication management devices. Alyssa Rohloff, Director of Home Health at Knute Nelson states, “One of the most common reasons a patient will not take their medications is due to simple forgetfulness. A medication machine helps with the memory factor. It sounds an alarm and reminds patients to take medications on time. They’re portable and can be taken with the client if they are out and about for the day.” Learn more about medication management devices.
2. High level of comfort
Following an injury, illness, or accident several individuals would prefer to recover from the comfort of home. Home health care allows individuals to regain their independence without dealing with the unfamiliar territory of hospitals or other care facilities. In this way, home health care can promote a comfortable healing environment.
It is also true that several older adults would prefer to remain at home as they age. Home health care can help achieve that goal by providing skilled nursing, chronic illness management, personal care and companionship, and more. This way, older adults are able to remain comfortable and independent at home for longer.
Traveling to an outpatient clinic for therapy services can be a challenge for both the individual and their families. Coordinating appointments and transportation around busy schedules can be a hassle. With home health care, therapy services can come right to your doorstep, so you don’t have to worry about travel and schedule conflicts.
When Don Snorek was in need of therapy services, he and his wife Mary were relieved to have the convenience of home health care. Mary said, “I was very happy with the fact that I didn’t have to take him anywhere. Because it was difficult for me to get him in and out of the car.”
Enriching home health care at Knute Nelson
At Knute Nelson, we provide you with home health care that offers a high level of care in the comfort of your own home. Our home health care services can help you on your recovery journey while supplying you with all of the assistance you need to live a healthy lifestyle.
"Our goal is really to keep people in their homes, where they want to be. A majority of our patients want to stay in their own homes, and our goal is to get them what they need to be able to stay in their home safely," Alyssa said.
We continually enhance the level of care we provide by taking the time to invest in our staff and services. All of our home health care staff members have the proper education and expertise to provide the following services:
Skilled nursing and case management
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Medication management and education
Monitoring and care management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, asthma, cancer, congestive heart failure, emphysema, pneumonia, IV therapy, and more
Am I eligible for home health care?
There are several different indicators that home health care might be right for you or a loved one. Eligibility criteria may vary depending on your insurance coverage. A good place to start in determining if home health care is right for you or your loved one would be to take our free online assessment. From there, our staff would love to discuss your needs, eligibility, and answer any of your questions. Please contact us by calling (320) 335-8753 or fill out an online form.
Last updated: September 12, 2023 | By: Kaylee Yamry