Home and family are the two key aspects that mark the life of every human being. For better or for worse, that’s part of who we are. They mark a person’s past, present, and future. As a CEO of a large health care company, Elly Kleinman from Americare personally has gone to a lot of homes, met with many families, shared plenty of difficult moments with them, helped them make some hard decisions and cope with their suffering. One of the hardest things that can happen to someone, is dealing with an illness of a family member when the only thing that matters is helping that person. Most patients and families prefer home care as it is the least costly setting for post-acute, long-term care, and provides the emotional stability of being in one’s own place of residence.
At times like that, people often feel completely lost and adrift, regardless whether they’re old, young, rich or poor. Given the circumstances, most people need someone who can assist them at home, give their professional advice and help them make better, more informed decisions, regain their hope and the strength they need in order to move on. Americare, one of the metropolitan area’s largest home health care organizations, started by Elly Kleinman, has been helping people get through tough times and chronic illness for more than three and a half decades.
Home health care provides a more intimate clinician–patient relationship, says Mr. Kleinman. Home health care services involve the use of both home health care and skilled nursing to provide the right level of care after hospitalization. As an experienced home health agency, the Americare Companies has the expertise and knowledge needed to support the delivery of health care in a residence.
Kleinman noted that on average, the home health care field has the same admittance rates as hospitals. However, hospital readmission rates are calculated on the basis of hospital readmission in the first 30 days after a patient’s discharge, which makes it somewhat easier to achieve. Apart from a skilled, licensed nurse, a physician, social services and medical supplies, patients can also get a 24-hour aide care, cooked meals, homemaker services, and personal care that’s not associated with therapy or nursing in any way.
Sure, predicting the future of home health care is a difficult undertaking, but according to the staff at Americare, in the near future, home and community services will emerge as the main model for a great number of health care services. In fact, it might even become so compatible that instead of being called home care it will just be known as modern health care.