Achieve Health, Healing, and Independence With the Help of At-Home Care

Transitioning to at-home care may seem daunting, but with the support of MemorialCare, you’ll be guided toward the most appropriate and personalized care that’s right for you or a family member in need. Our ultimate goal is to help you heal, recover, and learn to live as independently as possible.

When are Home Health Services appropriate?

When a patient’s medical condition requires additional professional care outside of a hospital or clinic setting, seeking qualified Home Health Services may be the best solution. Services such as skilled nurse visits, physical or occupational therapy sessions, and more—all provided from the comfort and familiarity of the patient’s home—can greatly benefit an individual recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. For those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, the additional education, tools, and resources available may help them maintain or improve their health.

What types of conditions may benefit from Home Health Services?

The following are some of the more common conditions that may be improved with at-home care.

  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Stroke 
  • Cancer 
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • Emphysema 
  • Pneumonia or other serious illness 
  • Asthma 
  • COPD 
  • Multiple chronic conditions 
  • Joint replacement or surgery 
  • Wounds, broken limbs or other serious injury
  • Post-hospital or surgical care

What types of Home Health Services are offered?

At-home care includes a variety of services to help an individual thrive.

  • Nursing Care
  • Home Health Aide
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Medical Social Services
  • Speech Therapy

How does one find out more or get access to Home Health Services?

Ask your doctor. Ensuring you and your loved ones have the right care is important to us. Because the types of at-home services needed depend on various factors, such as the patient’s age and medical condition, we recommend that you speak directly with your physician about your options. They can best guide you.

While your physician already understands your medical needs, they may ask questions to get a more holistic picture of your situation. For example, they may want to know more about your home setup. Is it wheelchair accessible? Do you live alone or with family? Will you have any caregiver support at home?

Working with you, your doctor will be able to determine the best type of at-home care for you, provide appropriate resources, and walk you through the process. You will also need a referral from your primary care physician or specialist for at-home services, whether you are an HMO or PPO patient.


If you have questions about Home Health Services, please contact your doctor directly and let them know you want to discuss your Home Health options. You may also call the MemorialCare Navigation Center, available 24/7, at 877-696-3622 and speak with a patient navigator who can help connect you with your provider.