Home Health is a service that allows AssistCare to provide professional, skilled care to clients who are qualified for Medicare home health.
Home Health services allow us to get you back home to recover more quickly, and remain in the comfort and security of your home thereby reducing rehospitalization. A team of professionals will coordinate with your physician to create a recovery plan that best meets your needs.
- Be considered “homebound.”
- Need intermittent care from skilled professionals.
- Have your plan of care ordered and supervised by a doctor.
Home Health Services may include:
Pain Relief, Exercise, Breathing Capacity, Muscular Coordination
The physical therapist directed objectives are to relieve pain, improve or maintain functions such as strength and mobility, educate in the most effective methods of performing essential activities, and test functions such as muscle strength, joint mobility, breathing capacity, and muscular coordination. These goals may be achieved through exercise to regain movement and strength to a body area; training on how to use special equipment, or by doing daily activities. Physical therapy can include some or all the following:
- Safety Assessment / Education
- Mobility Training
- Endurance / Strengthening Exercises
- Pain Management
- Joint Replacement Program
- Home Exercise Program
- Lymphedema Therapy
Life Skills, Memory Treatment, Strength Training, Pain Management
The occupational therapist objective is to provide the patient with skills for the job of living - those necessary to function within the home environment and in the community. These goals may be achieved by developing, improving and restoring independence to the patient through means of engagement in activities of daily living that have personal meaning and value. Occupational therapy can include some or all the following:
- Memory / Cognition Treatment
- Pain Management
- Upper body strengthening
- Myofascial Release
Speech Therapy:Improved Verbal Communication, Repetition, Audio-Visual Aid Support
The speech therapist objective is to provide corrective or rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive disorders resulting in difficulty with verbal communication. These goals may be achieved using strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids. Speech therapy can include some or all the following:
- Memory / Cognition Therapy
- Communication Skills
- Difficulty in Swallowing
- Speech / Language
- Post Stroke
- E-stim Therapy
- Alzheimer’s Treatment
AssistCare includes a full staff of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists trained in the appropriate therapeutic disciplines.
Master of Social Work Services:
Advocacy and Support
The Master of social work services objective is to assist the patient and their families with problems that may occur during their illness, disability, and recovery. These goals may be achieved by providing an assessment and possible referral to local community resources for social, emotional, financial, and personal assistance.
AssistCare can arrange for the following:
- Assistive Devices
- Hospital Bed
- Bedside Commode
- Orthotic Devices
- Bathroom Safety Equipment
Home Health Aide Services:
A home health aide supplements a patient's basic nursing or therapy care by helping with:
- Personal Care
- Light Housekeeping
Medicare does not cover home health aide services unless you are also getting skilled care such as nursing care or therapy.