Homecare What to Expect
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Homecare What to Expect

MedStar Health Home Care provides individualized, physician-prescribed, medical treatment and services to adult patients who need healthcare services at home. They serve patients who are recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery as well as those who are living with a disability or complex medical condition. By working closely with each patient’s doctor, MedStar Health Home Care team members provide high-quality medical services to help patients regain their strength, adjust to their home environment, and heal safely.

Home Care team members visit patients’ homes one to three times per week for 30-45 minutes depending on each patient’s unique needs and the doctor’s orders. As part of MedStar Health, they are the largest provider of home care services across Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia.

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Frequently Asked Questions – What to Expect

Treatment plans

Home Care clinical experts create personalized treatment plans to help each patient meet their goals for healing, recovery, safety, and independence at home. Over the course of homecare treatment, patients and their loved ones learn how to prevent and control negative symptoms, regain strength and ability, and safely care for themselves.

Homecare team members

The homecare team includes nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, medical social workers, and home health aides who are dedicated to meeting patient needs 24/7/365.

Learn more about the home care team

Conditions treated at home
Home Care team members specialize in treating patients with the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Joint replacement
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac rehab (heart care)
  • Mental health
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Orthopedic injuries and post-surgical services
  • Spinal injury
  • Stroke

For more information about the home healthcare services offered by MedStar Health, visit: MedStarHealth.org/HomeCare.