Health at Home will work with you and your physician to come up with a plan of care that meets your needs and helps you heal.
In addition to providing excellent clinical care, Health at Home knows that faith and inner strength can help with healing. That's why we give special attention to your spiritual well-being. Health at Home will spend time with you and your family or caregiver to explain your condition and how we'll treat it. Before we leave, we'll make sure all your questions are answered. Health at Home is dedicated to providing the best care possible, so our staff is fully trained and screened before they ever reach your door. And we're accredited by The Joint Commission, which means we've demonstrated our ability to provide quality care.
What requirements do I need to meet for home care?
- Your doctor decides that you need medical care in your home, and makes a plan for your care at home.
- You need at least one of the following: intermittent (and not full-time) skilled nursing care, or physical, occupational, or speech therapy language pathology services.
- You are homebound. (This means that you are normally unable to leave home. Being homebound means that leaving home is a major effort.)
- When you leave home, it must be infrequent, for a short time or to receive medical care.
What criteria do I need to meet to qualify for home care services?
In addition to having a physician's referral, you need to have a safe home environment to provide care in, and be a willing patient. Medicare patients must also be homebound, meaning that it requires considerable and taxing effort to leave home.
How often will a clinician come to visit me?
Health at Home will work closely with your physician to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Who other than a nurse might come to my home?
In addition to skilled nursing care, Health at Home offers the following services:
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy for rehabilitation programs.
- Certified nursing aides for help with personal care like bathing.
- Social workers to help you find community resources for additional help.
- Nondenominational chaplains to visit with you about spiritual issues.
Will insurance cover the cost of my treatment?
In most cases yes. Health at Home accepts Medicare and many private insurances. Our health benefit advisors will help you determine if your insurance will pay for the cost of care.
Health at Home provides the following services:
- Skilled Nursing Care
Our registered nurses provide skilled care such as wound care, medication monitoring, disease and nutrition education, and administration of IV medications.
Our physical, occupational and speech therapists provide rehabilitative exercise programs and teach appropriate use of medical equipment and safety measures, in addition to ensuring the home environment doesn't pose any hazards. Our therapists will help you regain your strength and range of motion so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
- Personal Care Services
Certified Nursing Aides can provide intermittent assistance with personal care needs such as bathing.
- Social Work
Medical social workers are available to connect you with community resources for additional help.
- Spiritual Care
Non-denominational chaplains can visit with you to provide support and education to enhance your spirituality as you strengthen your body and soul.
- Wound/Ostomy Care and Education
Skilled clinicians provide consultations on skin, wound, ostomy and incontinence problems. Their services include preoperative and postoperative teaching, stoma marking, recommendations and follow-up care for acute and chronic wounds, and recommending appropriate bed surfaces.