Home Health Care is more than convenient; it's good medicine. For many folks it is the best alternative to hospitalizatioin, re-hospitalization, or nursing home placement. Studies show that patients recover faster from an illness or hospitalization if they receive care in their own homes. In this day and age, patients are often discharged earlier from the hospital than in the past and they need some short-term help to complete their recovery and transition back to the home. Home health care can help smooth this process. Home health care is also cost effective. A typical home health visit costs approximately one-tenth the cost of an average day in the hospital.