Your condition may qualify you for home health care. Ask your physician, hospital care manager, discharge planner, nurse, or social worker for a referral to Circle Home, or call us directly at 978-459-9343.
Home health care is appropriate for acute medical conditions that need professional attention from a nurse or therapist (as opposed to an ongoing need for household help or personal care assistance - for this type of service, see Commonwealth Nursing Services). Home health care is for patients who have difficulty getting out of the house, and who need treatment and education. For example:
Home health care is delivered to patients who are safe living at home. Home health care visits, services and staff are scheduled according to the patient's medical condition. A physician's referral and ongoing direction are necessary for home health care.