Home Health – Concerns With COVID

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

As we continue our journey, we also need to think about what happens to our residents’ post-discharge. Typically, physicians will discharge a resident from short-term rehab with orders for home health services. These services often include clinical support, medication management, skilled therapies, wound care, etc. But what would happen if there were no home health agencies providing care in private homes?

As of October 1, 2020, there had been more than 7 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S. with more than 200,000 deaths. A forecasting model created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington estimates that there will be 371,509 COVID-19 deaths by January 2021. Take a look at the numbers! If this forecast is accurate, we are technically only halfway through the pandemic!

So how will this affect your residents going home with home health orders? Home Health Care News asked several CEOs and C-suite executives about their biggest concerns and their plans for addressing them. To assist you in preparing your staff and residents for a safe transition home and to understand what home health agencies are doing, read the full Home Health News article. Stay well, stay safe, and stay tuned!