The numbers don’t lie – a new report finds that about 70% of home health patients in Ohio become more mobile after receiving care.
The Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance revealed that this key measure of home health care rose significantly throughout the country. Ohio’s percentage has risen 10% over the past five years.
Reduce Falls and Hospital Readmissions
The risk of falling is greater for those coming off surgery or hospitalization for illness or injury. However, research increasingly shows that patients are less likely to suffer such an incident at home compared to being in a hospital or other acute care setting. Other studies show home health care can reduce hospital readmissions.
Physician Care in the Comfort of Home
Being able to receive quality physician care in the patient’s own home is a convenience now available in communities throughout Ohio.
ProHealth’s visiting physicians and physical therapists can monitor patients’ recovery and work with other providers to adjust care plans as needed, helping maintain continuity of care.
Adapt Home to Fit Your Needs
In addition to not having to travel to a hospital or doctor’s office for services, home health patients get the added benefit of having trained medical staff in their home. Physicians and therapists know how to identify potential hazards in the residence and make recommendations for necessary safety adjustments or updates.
Hospital-Level Care at Home
ProHealth’s certified staff can provide mobile diagnostic and radiology services such as X-rays, ultrasounds, Doppler studies, EKG and Holter monitoring. These services give patients hospital-level care under their own roof, without the added stress of the hospital environment.