Home healthcare is a growing industry, providing cost-effective, health care solutions for people of all ages. As the baby-boomer generation ages, the need for senior home care, skilled medical care and rehabilitation services will rise dramatically. Home healthcare workers offer personal medical assistance and hands-on, long-term health care to patients with various conditions or disabilities.
These workers, who can be home healthcare aides, home healthcare workers, home medical aides, home caregivers, nurses, nursing home personnel and home medical practitioners, are generally employed in the patients’ home and in other community-based care services like hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes, long term care facilities and certain disability facilities. They provide routine and essential assistance to the elderly, disabled and ill in maintaining their dignity and independence. They also play an important role in developing the patient’s ability to get along with other people, and helps them get back into a normal routine. A wide variety of services are offered by home healthcare professionals. These include things like wound care, physical therapy, medication reminders/treatments, emotional support, catheters, durable medical equipment, home nursing, hearing aids and many more.