There are many ways that home medical equipment can help residents in Boston.
Home health is not just for seniors or those who’ve been discharged from the hospital after a surgical procedure.
Home health care can help people of all ages dealing with certain health problems, and for seniors, home health can be a preventive service to reduce hospitalizations, medication dosage errors and prevent falls.
At home care can assist people who aren’t sick enough to be, or stay, hospitalized, but who need help protecting and preserving their health at home.
Before modern medicine, providing medical care in the home was quite common and hospitalization was rare. Today, the trend is to reduce hospital stays to contain costs, so home health care is gaining popularity.
While some people think home health care is only for seniors or the critically disabled, it can be beneficial for anyone who needs routine or occasional medical care and is not mobile or well enough to travel to and from the hospital. It may be considered for patients of any age who are:
- Recovering from an illness
- Undergoing treatment
- Chronically ill
- Terminally ill
Approximately 12 million people in the United States are homebound and require some form of home medical care and equipment for such common conditions as diabetes, heart failure, chronic skin ulcers, osteoarthritis and hypertension.
For more information on at-home medical equipment, contact Boston Home Infusion.