Home Visits

If you decide to provide treatment in the patient’s own home instead of your own practice, this article lists some of the points you should consider before the appointment.


 

Home Visits

© Helen Lesser 2012

If you are thinking of providing home visits to some or all of your patients, there are a number of areas you would be wise to think about before doing so. Obviously each situation is different and the following does not purport to cover all eventualities.

There are many reasons why a potential patient may request a home visit, but few of them actually necessitate one; in some cases however the symptom requiring treatment may mean it is necessary for the therapist to travel, even if only for the first few appointments.

In addition to the usual steps that it is sensible to take when going somewhere new to meet an unknown person, here are a few other points to think about carefully:

Before You Arrive:

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