Merck Manual

Please confirm that you are not located inside the Russian Federation

What Services Can Be Provided in the Home?

What Services Can Be Provided in the Home?

Type

Service

Medical

Nursing care

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy

Respite and hospice care

Durable medical equipment such as commodes, wheelchairs, and walkers

Drugs given by vein (intravenously)

Dialysis

Feeding by tube or intravenously

A ventilator to support breathing

Diagnostic tests such as x-rays, electrocardiography, and blood tests

Other

Personal care such as help with eating, bathing, washing hair, using the toilet, and dressing

Help with housecleaning

Devices to signal for help (personal emergency response systems)

A security system that provides surveillance

Food programs such as Meals on Wheels