Choosing a Home Care & Hospice Provider – 5 Questions You Should Ask!

When Is It Time To Seek Home Health or Hospice Care?

Home health care is specifically designated to deal with acute changes in a patient’s physical and/or mental condition. These changes can be related to a worsening of a long-standing illness, a new diagnosis or a need for post-operative care and education. These changes can be physical and/or mental in nature.

Does My Loved One Qualify for Home Care?

Home health agencies will typically have qualifications for care. Qualifications for care can range, but may include referral requirements, prescription or order requirements from a licensed physician, a recent diagnosis, or other conditions.

Does the Care Provider Have a Dedicated Service for My Loved One’s Care Needs?

Not all care providers are the same. Home health providers will typically provide clinical services including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aide services. However, some care providers, like Doctor’s Choice, provide specialty services for patients with a range of specific diagnosis or requirements like behavioral health, congestive heart failure, COPD, edema treatment, low vision rehabilitation and wound care. It is important to evaluate the services provided by the care agency to ensure that the patients needs are met successfully.

Am I in the Service Area of my Preferred Care Provider?

When vetting home health and hospice agencies, it is important to take note of any service area limitations for agencies that you are considering. Even if an agency is referred to you directly, it is important to verify that the patient’s address is in the service area of the agency. If you are looking for a home care or hospice agency in your area, visit the National Association for Home Care & Hospice website and use their agency locator. Click here

Doctor’s Choice Home Care & Hospice serves counties in Texas including Anderson, Angelina, Austin, Bastrop, Bell, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Gregg, Grimes, Harris, Henderson, Hill, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lavaca, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Orange, Polk, Rains, Robertson, Rusk, San Jacinto, Smith, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Williamson, and Wood.

Why Doctor’s Choice Home Health & Hospice?

At Doctor’s Choice Home Care & Hospice, our team of trusted professionals are committed to caring for our employees, patients, their families, friends and loved ones. We are committed to caring for the communities we serve providing expertise in hospital-to-home transitions, recovery, management of chronic illnesses, and helping individuals achieve their highest level of health and comfort at home.

Allow Doctor’s Choice Home Care & Hospice to be your home care professionals because we Care.

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