Pikeville Medical Center Home Health is medically-directed nursing and support care. It’s provided in the patient’s home by a team of professionals that include the patient’s physician and the home service staff. Home health care often allows the patient to leave the hospital sooner or avoid hospitalization in certain situations.
The type and frequency of care or service a patient will receive is based on the individual’s health care needs, in accordance with the physician’s care plan (and, as applicable, the insurance company’s coverage allowances). The staff will discuss the patient’s planned care and schedule a meeting with the patient and caregiver, encouraging them to participate in the care planning process. Every reasonable effort will be made to adjust the home health visit schedule to the patient’s convenience.