Why Home Care?
Home care encompasses a wide variety of health and social services delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill people. Pioneer Home Care, Inc. provides both home care and home health care services - generally, home care is non-medical while home health care involves more technical duties. The Medicare program (2010) described home health care as ‘usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility’. Home health care also avoids hospital readmissions, especially among chronic disease populations.
Home care is suitable at any time a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that cannot simply or effectively be provided only by family and friends.
- Chronically ill infants and children receive sophisticated medical treatment in their loving and secure home environments.
- Older people who wish to live independent lives, outside hospital or nursing facilities, receive home care services as their physical capability weakens.
- Younger adults who are disabled or recuperating from acute illness seek home care to support their independence.
- Adults and children diagnosed with terminal illness receive compassionate care in their homes at the end of their lives.
A patient and their family's desire for medical care in a non-medical setting is facilitated by Pioneer's team of dedicated medical practitioners. Since 1995, Pioneer Home Care, Inc. has been at the forefront of the home health care movement. We provide home health care to patients with the philosophy that home health services is an alternative to premature institutionalization for those in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.