Mosaic Life Care’s Home Health service delivers a variety of specialized medical services to you or a loved one in the comfort of one’s own home. It is an ideal solution for homebound patients and it is a Medicare benefit.
Home Health does not replace a current provider. Rather, nurses and a care team will work with you or your loved one’s primary care doctor to ensure the best possible care is received.
What Conditions Make Home Health the Right Choice?
Examples of conditions or illnesses that are typically served by Home Health service include:
- General Aging Difficulties
- Disability & Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, & Dementia
- Post-Stroke Care
- Cancer Care
- ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Blood Disorders (Leukemia, Lymphoma, etc.)
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cardiovascular Disorders (Heart Attack, Arrhythmia, etc.)
- Endocrine Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders (Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, etc.)
- Respiratory Disorders (Pneumonia, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.)
How is the Home Health Process Started?
To begin the Home Health service, an order must be submitted by your or your loved one’s physician.
Home Health Services
- IV medication infusion
- Catheter care
- Wound care and dressing changes
- Disease management and education
- Medication management
- Enterostomal care
- Physical rehabilitation
- Community resource support
- Social and emotional support
- Nurse on call 24/7
- Prevention of admission or readmission (assessment, education and observation
- Cardiac care
- Psychiatric care
- Post-surgical care
Goals and Expectations of Home Health
Home Health strives to help you or a loved one successfully recover from an illness or surgery or manage an ongoing condition. Through a dedicated team effort, we will work with you to provide outstanding care that is focused, well-informed, responsive, respectful, positive and compassionate, all in the comfort of your home. Our goal is to help you or your loved one achieve the best level of health, happiness and wellbeing possible.
Your Home Health Team
A Home Health team may consist of the following individuals depending on your needs, situation and doctor’s instructions.
- Registered nurses (RN) – provide a variety of in-home medical services for patients unable to care for themselves or need help monitoring conditions.
- Case managers – may be an RN, but is the person who has primary responsibility for the team involved in a patient’s home health care.
- Licensed practical nurses (LPN) – work with patients on a more regular basis and report to the RN or doctor on the progress of care being administered.
- Nursing assistants – provide personal care support including taking vital signs, making beds, etc., but can only conduct medical services while supervised by an RN or LPN.
- Medical social workers – work with patients and their families to educate them on what services are needed and help remove any barriers to the patient receiving home health care. Medical social workers can help coordinate medical equipment rental and arrange transportation for follow-up visits.
- Physical therapists – provide home health physical therapy which is focused on helping a recently discharged patient with simple exercises to get them moving and help restore a range of motion.
- Physical therapy assistants – works one-on-one with patients and aids the physical therapist in helping patients regain a range of motion.
- Occupational therapists – use everyday activities to treat patients and help them develop, regain or improve daily living skills.
- Certified occupational therapy assistant – provide support to the occupational therapist.
- Speech therapist – assesses, educates and treats patients suffering from speech and voice disorders, swallowing dysfunction and cognitive issues in order to help them regain their ability to produce and understand speech.
- Registered dietitian – creates and puts into action a nutritional plan based on a patient’s condition and nutritional needs as determined by the doctor and input from the other members of the home health team.
- Pharmacy support staff – works with Home Care Services nurses and therapists to provide infusions and specialty products to patients at home.
- Office support staff – schedules visits and follow-ups with patients and their families and coordinates required paperwork with acute care providers.
Home Health at Mosaic Life Care is a Joint Commission Certified Home Health Agency. Choose Mosaic Life Care when you or a loved one needs world-class home care services.
Choose Mosaic Life Care when you or a loved one needs world-class home care services.
To learn more about Home Health, call (816) 271-7593.