Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 23
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Range of care Continuum of care
Slide content:Home Health Wide range of health care services provided in patients home Examples: Wound care Education Intravenous and nutrition therapy Medication administration Health status monitoring Physical and rehabilitation therapy Medicare, 2016 23
Slide notes:Home health care provides a wide range of services in the patients home for an illness or injury. Home care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and may be an effective care alternative. The goal of home care is to treat the illness or injury and assist the patient in becoming self-sufficient as soon as possible. Examples of home health services include: Wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound, Patient and caregiver education, Intravenous and nutrition therapy, Medication administration and injections, Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status, and Physical and rehabilitation therapy. 23