05/21/2020 by californiacaregivers
Are your patients refusing home health visits for fear of Covid-19 exposure? Here’s how to overcome their fears.
Across the nation, patients are foregoing home health visits out of concerns they will be exposed to the virus that causes Covid-19. According to a Home Care Association of America survey, nearly 90% of home health agencies reported their clients canceled one or more visits because they feared possibly contracting the virus from home health providers coming into their homes.
One large home health company recently received 8,000 visit cancellations within a week. While some patients have had family and caregivers step in to provide non-medical support, others are delaying necessary medical care which could lead to clinical deterioration and increase their risk of complications….
Read the full article here: https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/05/19/home-health