The Comfort of Home Health Care


Unfortunately, many seniors are forced to leave their homes because of health issues. For seniors, leaving their homes also means losing comfort, losing their friends, their neighbors, and all the things that used to enrich and give purpose to their everyday lives. Faivish Pewzner, the chief operating officer of the Americare Companies and a veteran in the healthcare industry, explains that the main reason why seniors leave is that they have no other alternative since they cannot fully care for themselves. When it gets to that point, that’s where home healthcare agencies come in.

Home health care services are meant to help with rehabilitation after an illness, injury, hospital stay, or surgery, or to help manage a chronic medical condition with the goal of preventing an unnecessary hospitalization. Usually, this care is provided through home visits from specialized clinicians, until the patient’s recovery goals have been met.

As Americare’s COO, Faivish Pewzner is fully committed to providing quality healthcare, treatment, and education to patients living with physical or medical disabilities and their families. The love and support of family in familiar surroundings can enhance the healing process significantly, especially following a hospital stay.

The most common form of home health care is some type of nursing care depending on the person’s needs. The nurse is an independent health worker, in charge of providing care, that is, health care for patients in the house. Nursing care may include wound care, intravenous therapy, administering medication, monitoring the general health of the patient, pain control, and other health support. Nursing procedures are carried out by a nurse in the patient’s home, where the patient is surrounded by a familiar environment, has a sense of security, and doesn’t feel less valuable.

Nurses promote patients’ independence by establishing care goals and educating patients, friends, and family in understanding conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Their duties include: escorting patients to doctor’s appointments, organizing patients’ direct care, doing laundry, preparing meals, bathing, running errands, and other tasks that promote independence in the patient’s home. In order for patients to remain as comfortable as possible in their own homes, skilled nursing teams develop good and trusting relationships with patients, families, and friends. Their ultimate goal is to empower patients to regain their health and daily function.