There is a lot of uncertainty in the future of the US economy. One of the biggest unknowns is turning out to be health care. The largest sector of the US economy still has a lot of budget issues that need to be resolved before the end consumer feels comfortable with managing the costs of health care. This issue is most prevalent in elder care. As we try to figure out the most effective and overall efficient ways to deal with Elder Care and any post hospital care, statistics and studies are showing over and over that Home Care is the best overall option
“Experts from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization say 90 percent of Americans prefer to spend their final time at home. If they don’t express this, however, they are more likely to die in a facility instead.
Home health care can include rehabilitative care after surgery, hospice care and palliative care, which is dedicated to relieving people’s physical and emotional symptoms as they face a life-threatening illness. The care options for home care are both social and medical, and can include medication reminders, family notifications, making appointments, arranging transportation and meal preparations.
“People often don’t know about home care unless they hear about it in an emergency situation,” says Barbara McCann, chief industry officer for Interim HealthCare.
Dr. Steven Landers, president and CEO of VNA Health Group, says a person who undergoes surgery and is transitioned to home care for a month can expect a bill for about $1,200 – as opposed to a $12,000 bill for a skilled nursing facility, such as a nursing home. He noted, however, that in some cases patients need a range of medical help that only a nursing home can provide.”
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