Home health careHome health; Skilled nursing - home health; Skilled nursing - home care; Physical therapy - at home; Occupational therapy - at home; Discharge - home health care
You are likely excited about going home after being in the hospital, skilled nursing center, or rehabilitation facility.
You should probably be able to go home once you are able to:
- Get into and out of a chair or bed without much help
- Walk around with your cane, crutches, or walker
- Walk between your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen
- Go up and down stairs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. What's home health care? www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/whats-home-health-care. Accessed February 5, 2020.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. What is home health compare? www.medicare.gov/HomeHealthCompare/About/What-Is-HHC.html. Accessed February 5, 2020.
Heflin MT, Cohen HJ. The aging patient. In: Benjamin IJ, Griggs RC, Wing EJ, Fitz JG, eds. Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 124.