Home Health has many levels of care that it can provide patients. While it can be overwhelming when you are in the hospital or rehabilitation facility, trying to decide on a home health agency can add to that burden. Be Healthy at Home wants to be your number one choice, however, remember it is YOUR choice and many things should go into making that choice. First, is local access to that agency. Having an agency based in your community is very important in coordination of care. It is crucial to coordinate all providers involved in your healthcare so that communication is happening and nothing gets left out. Secondly, face to face time, this should always happen prior to discharge. By doing this, it will allow you and your family members to ask questions, get to know the person of contact and just have a clear understanding of what services are being ordered or even just have a good description of what to expect post discharge. Last but not least, looking at the agency's outcomes and comparing it to other agencies is important. This is public information and can be found at the CMS.gov website in the Home Health Compare section. Being educated on what to expect in your Home Health and Hospice care is very important in getting the best results after a hospitalization or planned surgery. November is a great time to recognize and give thanks to these wonderful providers and the care and compassion they provide each and every person.