You should discuss with your doctor and/or social worker if you are hospitalized, whether home care is right for you. They will be able to refer you to a home care agency that can provide the right kind of care in the comfort of your own home.
Make sure you choose the best home care agency by discussing your options with people you trust. Often, with the right home care, you may not need to be admitted to a hospital or nursing home. Skilled nurses and therapists can come into your home and help you recover from accident, injury or illness. Ask your doctor or social worker in the hospital: can I benefit from home health care?