While a hospital setting remains the optimal location for treatment, the
reality is that many seniors and persons with disabilities cannot make
the trip to these facilities. As a result, home care becomes a secondary
yet beneficial treatment option. Fortunately, the experienced professionals
at Saint Francis Healthcare are fully prepared to offer you or a loved
one the highest-quality home care treatment. Naturally, since home care
is such an intricate and relatively modern treatment option, we expect
that you will have questions regarding the specifics.
How Does Home Care Compare to Other Medical Treatment Options?
Home care is not to be confused with house calls. Instead, it is a much
more thorough and intimate process involving advanced technology and comfort
care. Saint Francis’ team of capable specialists will develop an
extensive treatment plan based on your needs and execute that plan with
detail and care. All of this will take place in the comfort of your own
home, where you can experience the same care you would receive in a hospital
without the crowd or commute. Another difference between hospital and
home care involves the process in which you receive the service. While
hospital care is administered on an as-needed basis, home care requires
either a referral or a home evaluation before any treatment begins.
What are the Advantages to Home Care?
There are many notable advantages to home care. First, as previously discussed,
you do not have to leave the comfort of your home to receive treatment.
The entire process is designed to make your place of residence a suitable
location for precise and convenient medical care. Next, the quality of
care is not diminished simply because you are away from a hospital. You
still deal with the same experienced professionals and sophisticated technology
that a hospital offers, yet you receive such care without leaving your
home. Similarly, your payment method is not altered just because you cannot
travel to a nearby hospital. There are numerous health insurance plans
that now cover home care treatment, including Medicare and Medicaid.
What are the Different Services Home Care Offers?
Although home care is only one division of Saint Francis Healthcare’s
resources, there are still ample services that we offer in this field.
Such services include, but are not limited to, physical and speech therapy,
medication management, and diabetic education. Additionally, Saint Francis
offers a 24-hour on-call service that operates on both weekends and holidays.
To see the full list of home care services or to request an evaluation,
call 302.575.8240 or visit