Health Home Care is provided by licensed professionals who work with the patient’s family. Health Home Care involves coordinated care for patients with a range of conditions. The primary objective of Health Home Care is to provide routine care that prevents illness and promotes self-care. There are four main components of Health Home Care: coordinating appointments, promoting self-care, providing coordinatedaze care, and preventing relapse.
Health Home Care Management involves a primary care provider to coordinate health-related activities, such as hospital admissions, medical care, and behavioral health services to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. Health Home Care management is also available to Medicaid and private payers (children and their families) that have some specific chronic health, mental health, or addiction concerns. Some providers work in both capacities. Health Home Care providers are licensed and trained in emergency medicine, trauma, mental health, geriatrics, nutrition, and pharmacy. They are committed to providing the highest quality care to their clients and have the tools, information, and resources necessary to keep them safe.
To be eligible for Health Home Care, you must meet certain income and health status requirements. Your household needs do not excuse you from meeting Medicaid’s eligibility criteria; Medicaid will pay for most of your health home care costs. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on the income level of your household and the state of your residence.
To improve your chances of achieving a positive outcome and better health protection, you should develop a comprehensive care management plan. Care planning involves establishing a priority treatment plan, establishing an individualized treatment plan, developing comprehensive transition plans, monitoring your condition and progress, evaluating your family support, evaluating health promotion activities, developing emergency care plans, developing a personalized treatment strategy, and implementing these strategies. A comprehensive care management plan will help you prevent short and long term complications associated with your illness.
Health Home Care primarily consists of periodic screening for new patients, maintaining a patient database, maintaining a file for each patient, maintaining a file for each condition for timely information exchange, maintaining up-to-date written treatments and prescriptions, assisting primary care providers in dispensing medications and other supplies, ensuring timely doctor visits and follow-up appointments, arranging for appropriate medical equipment, preparing meals, educating patients on their medications and symptoms, completing financial and medical forms, and supervising nursing staff. Primary care providers play a vital role in health promotion and management, but they can be overwhelmed with paperwork. Health Home Care providers can serve as primary care providers and relieve the pressure on primary care providers by relieving the stress of forms. Health Home Care organizations offer training to its staff to help them efficiently and effectively handle the day to day responsibilities. They also provide information on current programs and initiatives designed to promote overall health and well-being.
Health Home Care is provided by certified nursing assistants, certified home care managers, licensed practical nurses (LPN), and licensed vocational nurses (LPN/LVN). These health care providers are trained to take charge in the absence of qualified doctors and provide basic medical care and medication management services. Most of the time, the providers work under the guidance of registered nurses or a nurse practitioner.
The Health Home Care providers play an important role in promoting healthy behaviors among their patients. It is very essential for primary care providers to identify and evaluate the needs of their patients and design an individualized care management program for each patient. Health Home Care is designed to give priority to the patients’ preferences in providing health care, such as; avoiding tobacco and alcohol use, quitting smoking and drinking, limiting use of medical drugs including stimulants, avoiding use of self-medication, adhering to a fitness and nutrition program, limiting exposure to direct sunlight, avoiding physical exercise, limiting the use of medical devices such as treadmills, elevators, electronic items and other equipment, taking prescribed medications, maintaining personal hygiene, limiting intake of vitamins and other nutritional supplements, following physician’s instructions and other behavioral activities. Care providers also help patients avoid potential risks and complications of conditions by offering counseling and support.
This care management program is provided by certified nursing assistants (CNA), licensed vocational nurses (LPN), and licensed physical or rehabilitative therapists (LPT). The primary objective of the Health Home Care Providers is to promote healthy behaviors among their patients by enabling them to lead a normal life and improve their health condition. A major part of the program involves providing services to the patients with respect to nutritional and behavioral health. The providers also give education and information about the proper use of medical equipment. They also perform monitoring activities and provide referrals to other health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and other health care providers. Social support services and providing assistance to the elderly and disabled are other important objectives.