Patients and Families
Empathy is the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.
- We are so glad you are taking a step to advocate for yourself and/ or a loved on! Home Health, Home Health Care, Home Care…Class A, Class B….Out Patient… Medicare A, Medicare B, Palliative Care, Hospice??? It can all be very confusing!
- First, you should know there are two basic kinds of home-care services that Medicare and other insurers cover: skilled care, which is provided by a (licensed health care professional) nurse, therapist (physical, occupational or speech) or social worker; and CNA.
- Breaking it all down…*(insert the HH HC Out pt comparison page)
- Modified to meet the needs of specific health plans, Transitions services include:
- Accountability through a patient’s episode of care or for the duration of a patient’s chronic disease.
- In addition to traditional home health services, the use of a unique team-based approach that gives each patient access tohis or her own care team that includes a board certified Hospice/ Palliative Care physician, a board certified nurse practitioner,clinical social worker and a medical assistant.
- A patient/family centered approach that includes shared decision making and goal-setting with both the patient andfamily. This approach encompasses all aspects of care by examining physical, psychological, emotional, cultural andspiritual factors and preferences.
- Coordination of care and communication with the PCP and specialists as the patient transfers from the acute care settingto another facility and eventually home.