In some circumstances after a hospital stay, patients may need additional care at home as well as medical equipment while they recover from an illness or injury, or to manage an ongoing chronic condition.
Most often, home based care is provided by a visiting nurse agency. Visiting nurses offer many services to patients and families at home, including:
The UPMC Visiting Nurses network offers consistent, compassionate, and quality home based care services.
The network includes professionals from:
For those who meet specific income and clinical criteria, UPMC offers geriatric care coordination through a program called Living-At-Home, a community benefit program that helps clients age 70 and older who live in select communities to remain in their homes as long as possible.
UPMC offers multiple resources that can assist in allowing an individual to live as independently as possible in his or her own home. Services available to support those aging-in-place include: