Home Health Care

At Butte Home Health & Hospice, we know people feel better when they're cared for in the privacy and comfort of their home. Whether it's chronic illness, an acute medical problem, injury or disability - we are there every step of the way to ensure our patients receive the best possible medical care. We are Medicare/Medi-Cal certified and have been caring for the members of our community since 1984.

The goal of Butte Home Health is to help the patient achieve the greatest possible level of health and comfort... at home.

Reasons for home health:

  • Home Health Care provides an alternative to extended hospitalization.
  • Recovery is often speedier and more complete in the home environment.
  • The patient is often happier and more comfortable in their own home.
  • It is usually less costly than other alternatives.

For the purposes of home health, a "Home" is defined as:

  • Personal Residence
  • Guest Home
  • Retirement Home
  • Residential Care Facility

Home Health care uses a team approach that includes coordinated care and support systems designed to maximize independence at home. Butte Home Health & Hospice can provide the following services:


Home Health Nurse

The Home Health Nurse plans and provides nursing care in the home, such as IV Therapy, Wound Care, Injections, Nutritional Teaching, Monitoring, and Patient/Family Instruction.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses (under the supervision of RN's) can provide the following services:

  • Skilled assessments
  • Instruction and monitoring of medications and disease process
  • Symptom control
  • Instruction and monitoring of treatments (i.e: wound care)
  • Injectable medications
  • Nutrition and special diets
  • IV medications
  • Pain management
  • Foley catheter management


Home Health Aides

  • Home Health Aides provide personal care for the patient, including; Bathing, Skin Care, Shampooing, and Bed Positioning.
  • Therapeutic exercises as prescribed by a licensed therapist.
  • Assistance in maintaining a clean, healthful home environment for the patient.
  • Home Health Aides are on-call 24 hours a day and are activated by the administrative nurse in the event of a patient or caregiver crisis.


Therapy

Physical Therapy

Develops and restores function of limbs and muscles. A hands-on approach to enhance healing and decrease pain. Instructs patients and family in rehabilitative activities to achieve maximum independence

The following services can be provided:

  • Skilled evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercise program
  • Pain management
  • Mobility training (bed mobility, transfer training, gait training)
  • Massage
  • CPT (to promote clear respiration)
  • Ultrasound
  • Instruction in energy conservation

Occupational Therapy

The following services can be provided:

  • Skilled evaluation
  • Training and exercise
  • Developing a program to promote independence, including: Dressing, Personal Hygiene, Meal Preparation, and Home Maintenance
  • Identification and training in the use of adaptive equipment to promote independence with activities of daily living!

Speech Therapy

Provided by a Licensed Speech Pathologist to help regain or maintain physical or mental functions.

  • Skilled evaluation
  • Oral motor exercise
  • Swallowing training
  • Instruction in smelling
  • Precautions
  • Cognitive skills training
  • Memory skills training
  • Communication techniques

Medical Social Worker

  • Assist with long-term plans, obtaining financial aid and other resources.
  • Assist with coordination of community resources.
  • Assessment of social and emotional factors impacting the patient's care.
  • Counseling for the patient.
  • Alternative living situation.


Call Us When:

  • You or a loved one is in the hospital or long term care facility and want to go home.
  • You're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of providing care for a loved one.
  • You or a loved one want to remain at home but need help to do so.
  • You've hired a new caregiver that needs instruction and training to provide care in your home.

Initiating:

  • Any individual, physician, or concerned person may request services by calling Butte Home Health.
  • Following a request for home health care, the patient's physician will be contacted for approval of services.
  • You can initiate services by calling (530) 895-0462 during office hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, 7 days a week