Home Healthcare for the Alzheimer's Patient
Home health care is a great option that allows and Alzheimer’s patient to stay in their home environment as long as possible. Home healthcare is a service to address additional medical needs and late stage care of the patient. While most services can be handled by a home health aide, there are certain responsibilities that can only be managed by a licensed health professional. This is often known as skilled nursing care.
Skilled nursing care involves services or procedures that can only be performed by a licensed healthcare professional. Licensed healthcare professionals include licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), and licensed therapists. Some services that can be performed only by a licensed healthcare professional include medication administration, chemotherapy, or physical therapy treatments.
Nurses and physical therapists can also be called upon to perform home safety assessments. These evaluations offer a better understanding of problem areas in the home and what changes can be made to make them safer. Home safety evaluations are best performed by a licensed health care professional.
Home healthcare can be paid for privately, though programs exist that may provide financial assistance including Medicare. Not all services will be covered by Medicare or any other assistance program, however, as a patient may need to meet specific conditions and qualifications for eligibility.
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