Angels Care Home Health

Triggers for Home Care

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  • Change in medication (time, dosage, titration)
  • New medication
  • New diagnosis
  • Unable to manage disease process effectively
  • Calls office frequently with the same questions
  • Recent/frequent falls
  • Goes to ER frequently; not always admitted
  • URI (Upper Respiratory Infection)
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • Open area/wound
  • Neuropathy
  • Recent surgery/hospital stay
  • Coumadin therapy
  • Uncontrolled Blood Pressure (BP)
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Uncontrolled Blood Sugar (BS)
  • Flu symptoms
  • Fall with fracture (Fx)
  • Chronic pain
  • CHF paitents with frequent exacerbations
  • COPD patients with frequenty exacerbations
  • Patients who use ER for disease management
  • Needs follow-up appointment for recent ER/hospital stay
  • New prescription for oxygen
  • New prescription for walker/cane or other assistive device
  • New prescription for inhaler(s)/nebulizer
  • Need for hydration