Home health care is a broad term that describes a wide variety of skilled health and health-related services provided in a home setting. The care is brought into a person's home to maintain or restore the person's health and well-being. Services include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, in-home aides. They can also include medical equipment and supplies, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, and nutrition. It is personalized care that reduces the anxiety and stress associated with most forms of health care and allows a maximum amount of freedom for the individual. Every day, millions of Americans rely on skilled home care to stay out of a hospital, nursing home, or some other institution. There is continued evidence that patients frequently heal more quickly at home, and there is very high consumer satisfaction associated with health care delivered in the home.