- We work to improve the patient's independence and decrease the load on the caregiver.
- You are never alone! An Administrative Nurse is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk you through problems or send a Nurse or Home Health Aide to you home in time of crisis... even in the middle of the night.
- We work to help caregivers find more quality time for themselves by sharing the patient care load.
- We will evaluate your home for modifications & equipment needed for the patient to achieve the greatest level of independence.
- We can help you sort through the health care maze.
- We will help you apply for all the County, State, and Federal programs you qualify for.
- In a crisis or planned vacation, we can assist with the transfer and admission to just the right facility or find 24 hour care at home.
- We can set up a medication administration system to help prevent errors and potential harm or hospitalizations.
- We can help you find the right long term help and train them.
You may need home health if you are "homebound"* and:
- Require complex home treatments like IV medications, wound care, enteral feedings, etc.
- There is a need for nursing, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, social services or home health aide
- You have difficulty following your physician's recommended treatment at home
- Have a need for further instruction on medications, diet, treatments, etc.
- Have a history of multiple hospital admissions and/or unstable medical history
- You have been "readmitted" for a diagnosis treated by hospitalization in the previous three months
- You were getting along "OK" before you went to the hospital, but now are significantly less independent
- Have a potentially life threatening, severely incapacitating, or terminal diagnosis
- Have received a variety of skilled nursing and ancillary services up to the date of hospital discharge
- Have a new diagnosis
- Have new or adjusted medications
- Experienced a recent decline in functional status
- You require medical evaluation and observation
- You have unstable problems such as blood pressure, blood sugars, pain control, etc.
- Are returning home from a stay at a rehab, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility and need continued care
- Are a resident at an assisted living, retirement or continuing care facility and have skilled care needs
NEED HELP? JUST CALL US AND WE'LL MAKE YOUR HEALTH OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY!
* Medicare describes a person as homebound when that person requires a severe and taxing effort to leave home. It is a subjective definition, so if you unsure of homebound status, contact us and one of our nurses can give you input over the phone.