Home Care Services

Home Health Care Services

We do not provide these services, but offer this information for educational purposes only. 

Care Managers
Geriatric Care Managers are experienced professionals who assist older adults and their families in coping with the challenges of aging and in the planning of long-term care. They may act as a liaison to long distance caregivers by regularly communicating their family member’s progress or alert them of any problems.

doctorThe Care Manager initiates a personalized care plan, specifically designed to meet the client’s wants and needs. They help to reduce the time, stress and additional costs often involved in caring for an older adult as they age.

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Medicare Home Health Services
Home health care provided by licensed medical professionals, for which you need a prescription from your physician, or after discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation facility.  You must be designated as home bound.  Services include a skilled visit, such as a nurse for wound care, therapy, or medical education.  These services are provided for up to about six weeks and may be extended based on evaluation.

Private Home Health Services
Private home health care services include both medical and non-medical assistance.  The medical services may be provided by licensed nurses, therapists, CNA’s, or HHA’s.

Non-medical home care, such as homemaker or companionship services are provided by professional caregivers who are trained, but not necessarily licensed.  The homemaker will be able to take care of normal household chores, such as to preparing meals, light house work, laundry, shopping, errands, and medication reminders, but cannot assist the client with any personal or physical care.

HHA’s / CNA’s
Home health aides (HHA’s) and certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) work for home health care companies that are licensed, insured, and are put through the most stringent background checks and training programs. A nurse will then supervise the aide and the clients care, as required by law, making changes of whenever appropriate. 

Hourly: The Aide will be able to prepare meals, do lighthouse work, shopping, errands, medication reminders, and assist client with bathing, dressing, and as requested. The time spent with your loved one provides not only the hands-on care, but adds the important stimulation through activities, along with supervision by a RN.

Visit: A Home Health Aide provides assistance with bathing, light meal preparation, and dressing and is normally no longer than a 1-hour visit. Some HHA visits may be provided by Medicare, when returning home after a hospital or skilled rehabilitation center, prescribed by a physician, the client is receiving skilled visits, and they are home bound.

Live-In: The Aide lives in the home with the client and offers extensive support. The Aide will be able to prepare meals, do lighthouse work, laundry, shopping, errands, medication reminders, and assist client with bathing, dressing, and as requested. They are normally requested when the client comes home from the hospital or rehabilitation and needs more care or when limited physical ability or dementia create a safety concern. A room, meals, and sleep time is required for the aide. They normally work a total of 8-10 hours daily..

Nurses
Professional nursing services include medication education and management, diabetes education and management, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, oncology/infusion therapy, mental health nursing, HIV and wound care. Some nursing services may be covered by Medicare, when prescribed by a physician, and the client is home bound. Remember that you have the right to choose what agency you use.

Therapists
Therapists may be sent to your home to provide physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. Usually therapy services are covered by Medicare, when prescribed by a physician, and the client is home bound.