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Who Home Health Services Can Help

UPMC HomeCare's staff of nurses, therapists, technicians, aides, and other health care professionals helps patients of all ages recover from a wide range of conditions. For example:

  • A cancer patient who needs chemotherapy and around-the-clock nursing care
  • A child with diabetes who needs diet counseling, information about testing blood sugar levels, and a blood glucose monitor
  • A teenager recovering from a fracture
  • An older person recovering from hip replacement surgery who needs physical and occupational therapies as well as a hospital bed
  • A businessman recuperating from a heart attack
  • A pregnant woman with high blood pressure or diabetes
  • A newborn with breathing problems
  • A stroke patient who would benefit greatly from physical and speech therapies

Doctors often order coordinated home care services for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions such as heart attack, congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Infant disorders such as apnea, jaundice, and at-risk for SIDS
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Lung conditions such as COPD, emphysema, pneumonia, and bronchitis
  • AIDS
  • Sleep disorder
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Infection
  • Behavioral disorders including Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Bone and muscle conditions
  • Balance disorder
  • Post-surgery complications
  • Neurologic conditions including ALS and multiple sclerosis
  • Joint replacement
  • Transplanted organ

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