The industry of home health care has been growing at a rapid pace for the last twenty years. With the soaring cost of healthcare in America, facilities which provide medical and nursing after-care has been increasing at a rate of 20% every year since 1991.
Home health care covers a broad spectrum of services including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy among others. The baby boomers being one of the largest demographic of people, they reaching retirement age and old age started fueling the need for more health care facilities, especially provided at home.
Over the last two decades Home Health Care has become an industry in itself demanding a lot of professionals to jump into this new industry. Chronic diseases like Diabetes and end stage renal disorders which effects more than 50% of the elderly over the age of 65 contributes to the growing industry.
One of the main benefits of home health care is the fact that medical care is provided to the elderly at the convenience of their own home. Costs in transportation to and from the hospital and the inconvenience is eliminated with home health care.
Medicare pays in full for a home health aide if you require skilled services. As a matter of fact a home health care aide provides personal care services including bathing, dressing, along with monitoring exercise and medication for the patient. Skilled personnel in this industry can be hired for around $20/hour.