Home health care is an essential part of healthcare today, touching the lives of nearly every individual. Home Health Care includes a broad range of professional healthcare and support services provided in the home. As hospital stays decrease, increasing numbers of patients need highly-skilled services when they return home. Home health is necessary when a person needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends. Home health services include assisting those persons who are recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill and are in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.