Benefits of Home Health and Hospice


Amedisys is a leader in high-quality in-home care. We measure our success by the quality of care we provide and the satisfaction of our patient's and families.

There are many benefits to referring your patient's to our home health and hospice programs.

Benefits of Home Health Care

Home health care keeps people where they want to be most, at home, while recovering from injuries, illnesses or surgeries or managing chronic health conditions. There are also several other benefits, including:

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  1. Home is a safe, comfortable and convenient place to recover, with minimal exposure to community infectious diseases and other risks.
  2. Home health care provides support and education that helps older adults stay independent at home.
  3. From skilled nursing care and therapy services to wound care, disease management and medication management, patients can receive a wide variety of services at home.
  4. With regular monitoring and 24/7 on-call help, patients may be able to avoid preventable hosptalizations and delay or prevent the need for institutional nursing home care.
  5. Home health care is typically covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid or many private insurance plans.
  6. The centers for Medicare and Medicaid services describes home health care as "usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care received in a hospital or skilled nursing facility."
  7. Patients receive one-on-one attention and a care plan that is tailored to their specific needs.
  8. Care is provided by licensed professionals including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, as well as social workers and home health aides.
  9. Home health care provides education and support for caregivers.
  10. It's easier for friends and family to visit a patient in their home, which helps combat loneliness.

Reducing Readmissions with Home Health Care

We can help make life easier for you and the patients and families we care for with our home health care solutions.

  • Improve Outcomes and Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalizations
    • Conditions and Disease Specific Care: In coordination with you and other healthcare providers, our team of RNs, LPNs and therapists help patients recover from illness, injury or surgery, avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and manage long term conditions at home.
    • Care Transitions: Our evidence based program combines care coordination, in-home risk assessment and education on self-management. We can help your patients transition safely from acute care to their home, or another care setting, and avoid unnecessary rehospitalizations.
    • Interdisciplinary Care Team: Our at-home care specialists assess patients' rehospitalization risk and help address issues before they escalate by managing patients' needs, as well as providing self-care and medication management.
  • Meet Your Patients' Greatest Needs
    • Individualized Services and Support: spanning a full continuum of at-home care, these patient-centered services supplement the care you and your team provide.
    • Patient and Caregiver Engagement and Empowerment: Through personalized patient goals, caregiver integration and patient education, we work to engage patients in their own self-care.
  • Save Time for You and Your Team
    • Patient Monitoring: We provide realtime access to patient information and status updates through our electronic medical records system.
    • 24/7 Access: Nurses standing by 24/7 to help your patients means greater peace of mind for you, your patients and their families, as well as fewer afterhour calls to your office.


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Benefits of Hospice Care

Many people would prefer to die peacefully at home rather than in a hospital or other facility. Hospice care honors this preference by helping people make the most of the time they have left, in the comfort of their own home. Here are some of the benefits of hospice care:

  1. Hospice care focuses on keeping patients comfortable and maintaining their quality of life.
  2. Hospice can be provided in the safety of home, where there is minimal exposure to community infectious dieases and other risks.
  3. Members of the hospice team are on-call 24/7 for urgent needs.
  4. Hospice care plans are personalized based on the patient's goals and what matters most to them.
  5. Research shows patients on hospice may live longer than patients who do not receive hospice care.
  6. Hospice is typically 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
  7. With the support of hospice, patients may be able to avoid preventable trips to the hospital.
  8. The patient's loved ones can receive education, bereavement support and respite care.
  9. The hospice team includes nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual counselors, volunteers and bereavement counselors, who work together to address all aspects of a patient's illness.
  10. Hospice focuses not only on physical well-being, but also emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs.

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