April 3, 2020
Home Health Prepared to Help Relieve Coronavirus Strain on System
As hospitals nationwide continue to struggle with unprecedented demand for critical services related to the COVID-19 pandemic, home health care providers are well-prepared to help alleviate the growing strain on the system by caring for patients in the home, according to a new report from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH).
“Our dedicated providers are ready to relieve some of the mounting pressure in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country,” said Joanne Cunningham, executive director of PQHH. “Our workforce is skilled, trained and prepared to offer essential care for Americans in the safety of their homes—hopefully clearing inpatient settings for the sickest patients.”