August 23, 2020
COVID-19 illuminates value of home health care as alternative for Indiana’s seniors
For many years, home health care providers in Indiana and nationwide have operated under this mantra: Home is where patients want to remain as they age.
In fact, research has continually shown Americans widely prefer receiving skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies in the comfort and safety of their own homes – rather than in hospitals or nursing facilities.
Now more than ever, as COVID-19 rages through institutional settings, home is where patients appear to be safest. This is evidenced by the devastating toll COVID-19 has exacted on long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, which account for a staggering percentage of coronavirus deaths nationwide.