SOURCE: Metro Home Health Care

Metro Home Health Care

December 06, 2010 11:44 ET

Free Guide From Metro Home Health Care Now Available

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - This year, more than 170,000 Michigan residents receive home-delivered health care from home health care providers, who make over 5 million home visits each year.

Many patients and their families prefer that their loved ones recuperate and/or receive rehab services for surgery, an injury or an acute illness in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own homes. Trained clinicians, nurses, and therapists are able to provide the same level of attentive, compassionate and personalized in-home care as can be found outside.

Choosing a provider can often be a daunting and frustrating task. To aid the public, Dearborn-based Metro Home Health Care, a leading home health care provider in Michigan, is offering at no cost a Home Health Care Guide that provides basic information for people seeking a home health care agency.

The free booklet may be downloaded from the Metro Home Health Care website, www.metrohomehealthcare.com.

"We think the booklet offers specific things to look for in selecting a home health care agency, and what questions to ask before you make a decision," said Dr. Agustin V. Arbulu, CEO of Metro Home Health Care. "Our mission has always been to provide best care available to the sick, the elderly or those recovering from surgery in their homes."

Today's home care professionals, volunteers, and modern medicine make it possible for people to stay in their homes longer and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Home health care has grown far beyond basic or simple professional nursing and home care aide services. Modern home care agencies like Metro Home Health Care offer a comprehensive scope of services including skilled nursing, physical, occupational, speech therapies, medical social work services, specialty wound care nursing, dietary education, and personal care.

"Metro Home Health Care always has the goal of independence in mind when caring for our neighbors," said Arbulu.

Home care services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families. Medicare and state-run Medicaid are significant payers and often pay 100 percent of home health services for patients who qualify for such services. Third-party payers include commercial insurance, managed care organizations, and workers' compensation. Despite deep cuts in government funding, home care continues to be the preferred means of receiving quality health care services for millions of Americans.

With offices in five cities covering 10 counties, Metro Home Health Care provides comprehensive in-home and supportive services for the entire Michigan lower peninsula to acute and chronically ill patients and their families. For more information, please call 313-336-6303 or 800-462-5632, or visit www.metrohomehealthcare.com.

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