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About Home Care

Our clinicians offer everything from general nursing care and physical therapy to highly specialized home-based services, such as wound care and IV therapy for managing chronic conditions.

A health care provider examines a patient for Home Care

What is the home health care difference?

Even the simplest comforts – sleeping in your own bed or drinking coffee from your favorite cup – can add to a more successful recovery and a better quality of life. The Mass General Brigham Home Care team gives you the opportunity to receive care from someone you trust in the comfort of your own home.

Fortunately, we live in a time when care that once required hospitalization can now be delivered at home. From general therapies to highly specialized services for managing chronic conditions to providing select acute care at home, we can provide just the right level of care you or your loved one needs.

The difference is our people

There are many advances and new technologies that make home health care possible. But it is our devoted nurses, therapists and home healthcare workers who make Home Care the best option for so many. Our Mass General Brigham Home Care staff includes some of the most skilled and devoted caregivers in the world. They provide a level of expertise and commitment to your well-being that is second to none. And our hiring policies, high standards, expert training, and careful coordination ensure they are caregivers you can trust.

Home health care can be a wonderful option for patients who need dedicated or specialized healthcare at home. However, choosing the right provider and understanding your options can feel complicated. We are here to help.

Home Healthcare FAQs

The terms VNA and Home Care are interchangeable based simply on the name the provider chooses. Much more important than the name is what the organization can provide and what resources they have available. Because Mass General Brigham Home Care is part of the Mass General Brigham system that includes Mass General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital, as well as many community and specialty hospitals and the Institute for Health Professionals, we can offer the right kind of care at the right time for a wide variety of medical and therapeutic needs. Not only do we provide professional nurses to care for you in your home, but we also offer much more, including rehabilitation therapists, social workers, and home health aides. We also offer pediatric and prenatal programs, wound care, and chronic care management.

At Mass General Brigham Home Care, you can be sure every member of your team – whether a nurse, rehabilitation therapist, home health aide or social worker – is highly trained, trustworthy, and professional. Every member of your team is fully screened and insured. We take pride in our hiring process and will only put the best in their field into your home.

Providing the most advanced medical tools and technology in the home means better patient outcomes and better quality of life. Our aim is to keep you connected with care so you can go about your daily routine with confidence.

In conjunction with your health care insurer, home health care can be scheduled to meet your needs. Our goal is to help you meet your goals as soon as you can. You will have a case manager who will keep in touch to assess your situation on an ongoing basis throughout your care.

You and your loved ones may want to consider the following when choosing home health care providers:

  1. How long have they been offering home health care? 
  2. Are they certified and insured?
  3. Do they contract with independent workers or use employees as much as possible?
  4. Are their home health aides certified?
  5. How do they screen employees, and do they perform background checks?
  6. Do they provide continuing education for employees?