More than 40% of adults suffer from a chronic disease, and chronic diseases are responsible for 23% of all hospitalizations. Six out of every 10 deaths in are caused by chronic diseases. Heart disease and cancer account for over half of all deaths.
Although common and costly, many chronic diseases are also preventable. Many chronic diseases are linked to lifestyle choices that are within your own hands to change. Eating nutritious foods, becoming more physically active and avoiding tobacco can help keep you from developing many of these diseases and conditions.
And, even if you already have diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or another chronic condition, eating more healthful food and getting more exercise, whether it's a brisk walk, a bike ride, a jog or a swim, can help you better manage your illness, avoid complications and prolong your life.
HomeHealth24x7® offers a range of home health care options for a range of chronic health conditions, including:
- ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
- Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia's
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Eating Disorders
- Heart Disease
- Oral Health
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome
- Tobacco Use and Related Conditions
Medicare coverage of home health care for chronic conditions
If you are homebound and qualify for coverage based on a need for skilled care, Medicare should cover your home care from a Medicare-certified home health agency regardless of whether your condition is temporary or chronic. Although beneficiaries often hear otherwise, Medicare covers skilled nursing and therapy services intended to help you maintain your ability to function or to prevent or slow you from getting worse.
Medicare should not deny home health care because your condition is chronic or stable or because the care will only maintain, not improve your ability to function.
You can reach out to your local HomeHealth24x7® coordinator with any questions you have about care for chronic health conditions. We will compare your needs to the qualifications, experience, and personality of our carers, to find the ideal person to assist.