Case Study: Home Health Care vs. Personal/Home Care

Hazel is a 68-year-old active woman in good physical shape. Unfortunately, she takes a tumble at the independence senior living community where she lives with her husband.

She breaks a few ribs, fractures her right kneecap and shatters her right hip requiring a hip replacement.

After surgery, her mobility is severely compromised, and full recovery is expected to take a few months.

She has lost some weight;  her blood pressure has been fluctuating due to the pain medication prescribed and her concern about becoming addicted.  Her husband suffers from a chronic condition and is confined to a wheelchair.

As a retired person on Medicare, her MD orders home health care (including in-home physical therapy).

With the assistance of a home health social worker, she is provided a caregiver in the morning five days a week. The caregiver makes meals and does some light housekeeping. The caregiver (alongside her physical therapist) also encourages Hazel to walk, do her breathing exercises, reminds her to take her medication and stands by while Hazel showers.

Skilled Care


Cardiac Care

Medication Management



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Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.

Tri-County Home Care of Florida, Inc.