Home Care is a way of providing healthcare services and supplies to a person in the comfort of their home. This care involves the patient, family members, the physician and other healthcare professionals. UPMC Susquehanna has offered home care to our community for over six decades.
Browse through our home care services below:
- Skilled nursing
- Specialty programs
- Nurse-family partnership
- Medical social services
- Infusion services
Who Needs Home Care?
Home care is available to anyone from birth to end of life, including those:
- Who have recently been discharged from the hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation facility
- Who choose to stay at home instead of in another environment
- Who have chronic health problems, multiple health problems or who are disabled
- Who need physical, occupational or speech therapy
- Who are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or who have a child with serious healthcare needs
- Who are enrolled in a special maternity program
- Who need home intravenous or external therapy
Benefits of Home Care
- Improves the health and quality of life for patients and their families
- Reduces the need for hospitalization, nursing home or other institutional placement
- Provides support and education for caregivers
- Reduces emergency room visits
- Enhances optimal growth and development of infants and children
Paying for Home Care
Most home care services are ordered by your doctor and paid for by insurance providers such as Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance. Home Care & Hospice will work closely with you to determine eligibility and assist with alternative sources of payment if no insurance coverage exists. Thanks to generous donations from the community, we also offer home care to individuals who have limited resources.
- National Home Care & Hospice www.nahc.org
- Pennsylvania Homecare Association www.pahomecare.org
- Nurse-Family Partnership www.nursefamilypartnership.org
- National Hospice & Palliative Care www.nhpco.org
Health Information Exchange
In home care settings, care providers are faced with enormous challenges when coordinating care for patients transitioning to and from multiple and diverse care settings. Hours can be spent making phone calls and tracking down information on patient status, lab results, medications, and treatment plans. UPMC Susquehanna belongs to a secure health information exchange (HIE) network that gives care providers in your organization access to patient records from hospitals and labs across the state. View more information here.