Home Health Care

The preferred option for seniors and their families who choose the convenience of quality health care at home.

Home Health Care Industry Booming as America Ages

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Home Health Care Industry

Shortened hospital stays often means patients with acute conditions or chronic diseases are inadequately prepared for discharge to their home environment

As America ages and baby boomers enter their golden years, the demand for home health care services has drastically increased. Shorter hospital stays along with advances in home care technology have paved the way for the aging population to receive comprehensive skilled nursing services in their own home – while under a physician’s plan of care.

The home health care market is expected to grow 7.7 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from 2011 to 2016, according to Market Research.com, a leading provider of market research information. This forecasted growth is largely due to the shift in treatment from hospitals to home as well as a move from treatment to proactive monitoring, as in telehealth services. Read more


Can I get physical therapy in my home?

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Physical Therapy Improves Strength and Mobility

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, have a chronic disease or a long-term health problem, chances are your doctor has probably prescribed physical therapy to help in the healing process.

Physical therapy improves mobility, as well as strength, balance, and overall fitness. Treatments make it easier to move around and do everyday tasks, such as climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed, and walking. Physical therapy is often prescribed for many conditions affecting older people, including recovery from hip and joint replacements, back pain, and balance problems. Among seniors over the age of 65, falling is the leading cause of injury death and hospital readmissions for trauma.

One of the main things that brings older people to the physical therapist is a fall, according to Jennifer M. Bottomley, president of the geriatrics section of the American Physical Therapy Association and adviser to the surgeon general, as stated in a WebMD article.

Armed with physical therapy treatments, seniors are more likely to prevent a fall and maintain their independence.

Physical therapy is often prescribed for the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Balance problems
  • Diseases like arthritis, COPD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and ALS
  • Diseases or injuries affecting muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments
  • Hip/joint replacement
  • Incontinence
  • Pain associated with cancer
  • Stroke recovery care

Home Health Care Industry Booming as America Ages

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Home Health Care

As America ages and baby boomers enter their golden years, the demand for home health care services has drastically increased.

Health care advances allow seniors to receive medical treatment at home for quicker recovery, reduced costs, and better quality of life.

As America ages and baby boomers enter their golden years, the demand for home health care services has drastically increased. Shorter hospital stays along with advances in home care technology have paved the way for the aging population to receive comprehensive skilled nursing services in their own home – while under a physician’s plan of care. Read more


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