The Role of Family in Home Healthcare

Supporting an injured or ill family member is an important responsibility but it can also feel like a daunting task. Working with a home healthcare professional is a great way to relieve some of the pressure of dealing with a relative’s medical needs. Whether a member of your family is in recovery or in need of lifelong aid, helping them with their home healthcare services can ease your mind and benefit them as a patient.

Joint Movement: Active v. Passive Range of Motion

Range of motion (ROM) refers to the extent a joint can be moved. Patients in physical therapy or those beginning new exercise routines have two main treatment options related to their range of motion: active or passive range of motion. Both exercises test the flexibility and muscle strength of a patient recovering from an injury. Determining which is best depends on a patient’s general mobility and ongoing medical condition.

Making the Transition From Hospital to Home Care

For most, the return home after a stay in the hospital is a joyous occasion. However, this transition can also be fraught with medical complications or stress. The best way to avoid a problematic transition for your loved one is to plan ahead, so that the return home provides a safe environment for a full recovery. It’s important to remember that every patient’s move from hospital to home care will be different. Here are some considerations for making the transition easier for everyone.

Home Health Providers as a Solution to the Rising Costs of HealthCare

There’s no avoiding it: health care costs are going up, and are projected to continue to do so, leaving everyone wondering how to deal with rising medical expenses. Many people want to know if these costs can be avoided or reduced. One route for reducing costs is to explore home health providers. Home health providers can often deliver many of the services patients need for a fraction of the cost of a hospital or nursing home stay. Home health providers could be a vital tool in stabilizing health care costs for patients across the country.

Health Care Trends to Watch For in 2015

Obama-care, The Affordable Care act, is more than just legislation about healthcare insurance; it is fundamentally changing the way healthcare is provided to all Americans. As a result of this legislation, the entire healthcare industry is shifting services, practices, and creating new companies to handle these industry changes. The following are some of the trends that healthcare organizations have been preparing for: