Home Care provides supportive medical care in a patient’s home
We provide the care that’s right for you in your own home, where you’ll feel most comfortable.
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When you’re recovering from an illness or injury, home can be the best place for you. Comfort and familiarity have therapeutic value that enhances the healing process. Home care brings professional care from a hospital-based provider right to your door.
Indiana University Health Home Care provides specialized care customized to your needs. At-home access to this level of care supports the earliest possible discharge after a hospital stay, but a hospital stay is not required to receive home care services. Home care services can result in better outcomes for you, including reducing preventable readmissions and visits to the emergency room.
Home care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week within our service area.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Select a Home Care condition below to access information from our Health Library as well as how IU Health can help.
Our highly trained professional staff includes:
- Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
- Home health aides
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Speech and language pathologists
- Medical social workers
- Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
- Respiratory therapists
Clinical services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Heart failure program
- Comprehensive management of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),and other chronic conditions
- Home telemonitoring
- Post-operative management after orthopedic surgery (including joint replacements)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Custom-tailored exercise programs
- Fall prevention, including home safety evaluation and balance retraining
- Medication management assistance
- Lab-result monitoring and finger-stick anti-coagulation checks with immediate results
- Wound and ostomy care
- Education to help family members of Alzheimer’s patients or other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment
Home care has many benefits
Besides providing high-level skilled care to you in the comfort of your home, home care has other benefits, including:
- Shorter hospital stays and fewer preventable readmissions and emergency room visits
- Coordination of care between hospital and home, and between post-acute skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility and home.
- Convenience, allowing you to return to work or school while receiving home care (in some cases)
- Better outcomes
- Significant cost reduction compared with extended hospitalization
Learn more about home care
- The National Association for Home Care & Hospice: Caring.org provides information about how home care works and how it can help you manage your health care at home.
- The availability of home infusion therapy means that many patients may be able to receive IV or subcutaneous medications in the comfort of home, rather than having to endure a longer-than-necessary hospital stay or travel to an outpatient infusion center or clinic. Learn more by contacting IU Health Home Care or through the National Home Infusion Association.
- Medicare provides a variety of online tools and home care information.
- Medicare beneficiaries who meet coverage criteria can receive covered home health services at no cost. Learn more about covered services and Medicare’s coverage criteria.
- Use the Medicare Home Health Compare tool to compare certified home health providers near you.
- Learn more about what equipment and supplies are covered by Medicare, and Medicare’s coverage criteria.