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Essentia Health now offers home care services to F-M area

Essentia Health has opened a new home care service that provides skilled medical services at home to patients within a 30-mile radius of Fargo-Moorhead.

“Home Health is a key component in our integrated delivery system to help some of our most vulnerable patients achieve their health goals in the comfort of their own home, and also reduce readmissions to acute hospitals and skilled nursing facilities,” said Peter Jacobson, senior vice president Minnesota market, Essentia Health west region, in a press release.

Home health care helps individuals maintain an independent lifestyle while still receiving medical care based on the patient’s needs. Essentia Health offers skilled medical services from a nurse or therapist who develops a personalized treatment plan with patients and their physicians and keeps the physician informed of condition and progress.

In addition to the benefits of returning patients to the comfort of their own home while preventing relapse and providing continuity of care, professional home care also provides an option for patients who do not meet the criteria for hospital admission or continued hospital stay.