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When should I consider using home healthcare?

Home health care is usually considered when you cannot live comfortably and safely without support services. It may also be appropriate if you require a specific medical skilled service such as intravenous (IV) medications or physical therapy that can be done at home instead of traveling to a medical center if this has become hard to do. This type of care may be suggested by a doctor or another member of a healthcare team. In addition to the emotional comfort that the home environment may provide, home health care is usually less expensive than care provided in a medical facility. Access to hospitals or other healthcare facilities remains available as needed.

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