Besides family members and friends, many different types of care providers can come into your home to help with movement and exercises, wound care, and daily living.
Home health care nurses can help manage problems with your wound, other medical problems, and any medications that you may be taking.
Physical and occupational therapists can make sure your home is set up so that it will be easy and safe to move around and take care of yourself. They may also help with exercises when you first get home.
You will need a referral from your doctor to have these providers visit your home. Your health insurance will often pay for these visits if you have a referral. But you should still make sure it is covered.
Other types of assistance are available for tasks or issues that do not require the medical knowledge of nurses and therapists. Names of some of these professionals include:
- Home health aide (HHA)
- Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
- Direct support person
- Personal care attendant
Sometimes, insurance will pay for visits from these professionals, as well.