Getting Started With Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care

You or a loved one may be finding it harder to manage daily activities or need more care following an injury or surgery. A serious illness, injury or chronic medical condition can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. An ongoing health condition or life-limiting illness may have left you feeling tired and unsure of where to turn.

We understand the challenges of taking care of yourself or a loved one and figuring out what kind of care and support is available to you and your family.

You are in the right place. Start here to better understand the types of services available and determine which ones you want to learn more about.

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What is it? Home Health Care Nursing, therapy and other services, along with empowerment and support for patients and caregivers, to help people recover, regain their independence and be safe at home Hospice Care Compassionate care and comfort toward the end of life. It is centered on caring for the whole person and their family, focusing on quality of life through clinical, emotional, and spiritual care, with a variety of resources, information and emotional support Personal Care Clinical and non-clinical services to help people remain safe, independent and empowered at home and to provide support for caregivers
Who is it for? Home Health Care People who are returning home from a hospital stay, managing a serious or chronic disease, or dealing with multiple diagnoses Hospice Care People with a life expectancy of six months or less and their families Personal Care People who need additional support for living at home or extra support in a facility
What types of services are provided? Home Health Care
  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social worker services
  • Home health aides
  • Specialty rehabilitation programs
  • Chronic care programs
Hospice Care
  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Home health aides
  • Social worker services
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Grief, bereavement, and nutritional counseling
  • Short-term general inpatient care and respite care
  • Medications for symptom management and pain relief related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Medical equipment and supplies related to the Hospice diagnosis
Personal Care
  • Home health aides
  • Companions/homemakers
  • Nursing care including routine assessment, care management and medication management
  • Specialized care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Overnight assistance
  • Live-in care
  • 24-hour care
  • Caregiver respite
  • Chore services including laundry
What are my next steps? Home Health Care + Next Steps

If home health care is the right choice for you or a loved one, take the next step by speaking with a home health care expert near you.

If you’re still unsure if home health care is the right option, take our brief quiz which may help.

Hospice Care + Next Steps

If hospice care seems to be what you or your loved one needs, we’re here to help. Contact your local care center for more information.

Still not sure that you or your loved one is ready for hospice care? Our brief quiz may provide some answers.

Personal Care + Next Steps

Amedisys does not provide personal care directly. Speak to your doctor or investigate local options for this type of service.

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