What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. The goal of home health is to help you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. Home health care is covered by insurance and is equal to the care you would receive in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
What should I expect from my home health care?
Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, our agency will call you to schedule an appointment. Our Registered Nurse will come to your home to talk to you about your needs and ask you some questions about your health.
Our staff will also maintain communication with your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress.
It is important that home health staff visits you as often as the doctor ordered.
What we have to offer:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Home Health Aids
- Speech Therapy
- Medical Social Services
- Medication Management
Home Health Aid Services
Our home health aides perform a variety of solutions to the daily needs of our patients.
Services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Brush Hair
- Brush Teeth
- Skin Care
- Oral Hygiene
- Bed Bath
- Perineal Care
- Nail Care
- Foot Care
Home Health Aid Services
A person who is homebound qualifies for home health. A person who is homebound requires a severe and/or taxing effort to leave home. If you are unsure of your homebound status, contact our office at (661) 348-4005 and one of our nurses can help you over the phone.
If you are homebound and experiencing any of the following, you may also qualify for Home Health:
- Require complex home treatments like wound care, enteral feedings, etc.
- You have difficulty following your physician’s recommended treatment at home.
- Have a history of multiple hospital admissions and/or unstable medical history.
- Have a potentially life threatening, severely incapacitating, or terminal diagnosis.
- Experienced a recent decline in functional status.
- You have unstable problems such as blood pressure, blood sugars, pain control, etc.
- Are a resident at an assisted living, retirement or continuing care facility and have skilled care needs.
- There is a need for nursing, home health aide, social services or rehabilitation by a physical, occupational, or speech therapist.
- Have a need for further instruction on medications, diet, treatments, etc.
- You have been “readmitted” for a diagnosis treated by hospitalization in the previous three months.
- Have new or adjusted medications.
- You require medical evaluation and observation.
- Are returning home from a stay at a rehab, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility and need continued care