Lifelong Health

Getting Started with Home Health Care

Whether you need help with daily activities, home health care, palliative care or hospice, your health care decisions are deeply personal to you and your family. You’ll want to consider all your needs and options to maintain independence in familiar surroundings. Riverside At Home can help you get started with skilled home health services from certified professionals.

Home Health Care Considerations

The decision to pursue home health care is personal and comes with many considerations for you and your loved one, including:

  • Medical needs: Consider recent surgeries or procedures, chronic conditions, medication management, medical equipment and any medical requirements that may need professional attention.
  • Family support: Weigh how much support family members or caregivers can provide and whether your loved one needs more specialized home health care services.
  • Mobility and independence: If you or your loved one require assistance with daily activities, such as personal care, moving around the house or other household tasks, home health care can provide the support you need for independence and improved quality of life.
  • Safety concerns: Accidents and falls can be signs your loved one needs enhanced care. Riverside’s trained professionals will help create and maintain a safe, secure and comfortable environment wherever you call home.
  • Comfort and emotional well-being: Familiar surroundings can help with emotional well-being. Home health care combines the comfort and familiarity of home with the comprehensive care you expect from a professional facility or hospital.

In addition to these important factors, questions you may want to ask include:

  • Are there Riverside home health resources near me?
  • Can I request Riverside home health care from my referring physician?
  • When will home health visits start?
  • What will you expect from your first home health care visit?
  • How often will home health care visits be?
  • How long will you receive home health care?
  • What training or certifications do Riverside home health care providers have?
  • How does home health care differ from palliative and hospice care?

Our qualified care team is involved with every step of this process and here to help you answer all these questions and any others you may have. Get a better understanding of hospital-to-home transitional care.

Paying for Home Health Care

Our team works with your provider to identify the services that will support your care, recovery and rehabilitation at home. Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and other insurance companies may cover some or all of the costs associated with home health. We can assist you and your provider with any questions you may have regarding paying for care.


If you or a loved one need specialized care due to chronic conditions, post-operative rehabilitation or transitioning from a hospital setting to home, Riverside’s home health care services are here for you. Certified nurses, therapists and other care professionals walk by your side on this journey and provide you with the highest level of care wherever you feel most comfortable.

Riverside At Home is committed to providing compassionate and skilled home health care that meets your unique needs and exceeds your expectations. Contact us today at 757-594-5600 to learn more about our services and take the first step toward specialized care that puts your needs first.

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