Home Health Care

Home Health Care

Improving the quality of life

Introduction to Home Health Care

Home Health Care is an alternative to hospital or nursing home care for thousands of patients experiencing acute or chronic illness, injury or post-surgical recovery.

Heart of Hope Home Healthcare provides a broad spectrum of skilled health care and support services under specific orders from the patient’s physician.  Services include intravenous antibiotic and other drug therapy, incision and wound care, tube feeding, diabetic instruction, nursing coordination, physical and occupational therapy and supportive care. Patients also receive instruction and assistance in learning to manage their disease and health care needs. 

In many instances, advanced medical technology, coupled with the support of Home Health professionals, allows patients to receive intensive levels of care in their own homes at a fraction of the cost of other care settings.  In most cases, Medicare or Medicaid covers the costs associated with home health care.  Services that are not covered by Medicare may be covered under Private Insurance plans. 

Home Health Care

Our care is centered towards your needs

What is Home Health Care?

Home Health Care provides comprehensive, well-coordinated, family-centered support in a timely manner to care for persons with rehabilitative care needs so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Our care is client oriented and provided in a consistent manner with the needs and goals of each patient and their family our priority.

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Who Receives The Care

Home Health Care is available for patients that have an acute or chronic illness, an injury or are in need of post-surgical recovery.  To be eligible under Medicare, patients must be "home-bound” which means they cannot leave their home without a taxing effort.

What Services Are Available

Home Health Care consists of medically necessary, skilled services prescribed by a physician for the treatment of an illness, injury, or medical condition.

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Medical Social Services

A Medical Social Worker will assist you & your family to assess needs and identify resources such as medical, emotional, interpersonal, social, and community resources as you recover from an illness or temporary decline in health. A social worker will help you find the best solutions as you face challenges during your recovery period so you can continue to live safely and independently in your own home

Occupational Therapy ​

An Occupational Therapist assists patients with the developing gradual ability to perform their daily activities. With the aid of the occupational therapist, the patient learns to use adaptive equipment, and perform physical tasks required for independent living.

Speech Therapy ​

A Speech Therapist assists patients in regaining speech that may have been impaired during illness and/or accident. The therapist uses relevant techniques and methods appropriate for each patient.

Physical Therapy

A Physical Therapist helps the patient regain mobility through safe and effective exercises. The therapist also utilizes appropriate equipment and care within the context of the environment and also teaches caregivers how to work with patients in a safe manner.

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aides work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Therapist. Services primarily consist of assistance with activities of daily living. A home health aide may assist patients with personal hygiene, oral hygiene, eating, toileting, mobility assistance, and continence care.

Skilled Nursing ​

Skilled nursing services are provided by specially trained Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses. The services are prescribed by a physician and include such things as dressing changes, teaching and administration of medication, intravenous therapy, catheter care, diabetic care, wound care, and teaching the patient or caregiver/family how to care for the patient in a home environment.

What Are The Advantages Of Home Health Care

In many cases, Home Health Care allows a person to be discharged earlier from a hospital, reduces hospital admissions, and helps with a faster recovery. Most importantly, people are happier at home and receive more care and attention from family, friends and Home Health Care professionals.

Examples of what the home health staff provides:

  • Monitors blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
  • Assess your level of pain and what you do currently for relief.
  • Initiates home safety and fall prevention measures.
  • Focuses on measures to improve your level of self-care.
  • Provides education and training with you and your caregiver
  • Coordinates your care with the interdisciplinary team. This means they communicate regularly with you, your doctor, and those included in your healthcare team.

Does Heart Of Hope Educate Family Members On The Type Of Care That Is Being Provided

Teaching is a very large part of our services. All patients are given teaching guides that deal with the diagnosis that they are receiving home health services for. Each visit the patient is taught in a teach-back method how to care for themselves. The care plan is made in conjunction with the patient and family and is discussed thoroughly. Our staff ensures the family and patient understand the care that will be provided, how often, etc. Much teaching is done on medications, safety, disease management, emergency procedures, community resources, nutrition, etc.

What Are the Benefits of Home Health Care?

The primary benefit of Home Health Care for the elderly is that it can be delivered directly to the patient's residence, whether it be a private home, adult foster home, assisted living or residential care facility, memory care facility, or long-term nursing home. By delivering care directly to the patient, expensive hospital bills can be avoided.

Family members are encouraged to be active participants in the planning process to help set and meet goals, working with Home Health Care professionals for the benefit of the patient.

Additional benefits of Home Health Care for seniors include:

  • Faster recuperation and recovery from illness or injury
  • Improved independence (over time)
  • Maintaining or improving of current condition or level of function
  • Regaining of self-sufficiency in the home
  • Slowing of the decline of serious conditions
  • Better symptom management

In addition to providing medically necessary services for the treatment of the above conditions, Home Health Care professionals act as a liaison between the patient, the patient's family, and the patient's doctor. Home health care professionals keep a log for each visit and provide updates on the patient's condition to the doctor as needed. This helps to ensure continuity of care.

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