This site is designed to assist youin your research in learning more about home health care in Louisiana and selecting an agency to care for you or your loved ones.
What is Home Care?"Home care" is a simple phrase that encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.
Generally, home care is appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends. More and more older people, electing to live independent, non-institutionalized lives, are receiving home care services as their physical capabilities diminish. Younger adults who are disabled or recuperating from acute illness are choosing home care whenever possible. Chronically ill infants and children are receiving sophisticated medical treatment in their loving and secure home environments. Adults and children diagnosed with terminal illness also are being cared for at home, receiving compassion and maintaining dignity at the end of life. As hospital stays decrease, increasing numbers of patients need highly skilled services when they return home. Other patients are able to stay at home to begin with, receiving safe and effective care in the comfort of their own homes.
Types of Home Care Services - Summary
Types of Home Care Services - Specific Information
How to select a Home Health Provider
Who Provides Home Care?
Home Health Patient Rights
What To Do If A Problem Develops
Find a Home Health Agency in Your Area
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Family Caregiving Statistics: Compiled by the National Family Caregivers Association.
Video - New Mexico Association for Home Care: A video by the New Mexico Association for Home Care to help show the value of care at home.
Affordable Healthcare Act - Learn more about the Affordable Healthcare Act by visiting the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition website.
Louisiana Coordinated Care Networks - Making Medicaid better, for your family, for your health and for your state.