Whether a senior is aging in place in their home or living in a senior living community, medical and non-medical home care are options that provide a wide array of features and services. The goal of these services is to help seniors receive the care they need in the setting of their choice while providing the senior and their family with realistic and safe options.
What is Home Health Care?
The terms for these services can be confusing because the same words are used for different services. Basically these services can be broken down into two categories:
- Medicare Certified Home Health: skilled services requiring a physician's orders, which are generally short term when there has been a change in a medical condition.
- Home Care: ongoing care known as "private duty care" ranging from nursing services; to support with day to day needs like dressing, bathing, and home chores; and, companionship.
Medicare Certified Home Health
Home health care enables people to remain in their homes longer and maintain their independence. These services are wide ranging and include such activities as assistance with balance, safety, endurance, bathing, dressing, simple wound care, medication review and monitoring and chronic disease education and monitoring.
Senior home care is sometimes necessary after one has been released from the hospital or is recovering from an illness. Additionally, a patient may need Home Health if they are experiencing a decline in abilities which makes being in their home environment unsafe or difficult.
The Brookdale Home Health group can provide these services with a doctor's order in either a private home or in a resident's Brookdale apartment. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to quality to receive home health services, but the goal is to help assure the patient's safety within their home, through nursing management, therapy intervention, and safety training and education. Once a patient is no longer confined to their home and is safe, outpatient therapy can be an en effective follow up to home healthcare services. This type of seniore home health is covered by Medicare A.
The Brookdale Home Care Difference
Each person is individual and unique. Private duty home care recognizes the individuality of those we serve by accommodating each person's preferences and needs. At Brookdale, we call this Personalized Living.
With Personalized Living, our residents receive the services they desire in their home so that they may continue living independently for as long as possible. Brookdale associates who deliver these services are trained, reliable and carefully screened so residents are assured of receiving the best service possible.
Personalized Living meets the individual needs of a resident with concierge services, supportive services, medication management and nursing services. Most of these services are available seven days a week and can begin within 24 hours.
Our associates can help manage a range of day-to-day activities and personal matters. Services included assistance with managing medications, support with activities of daily living, skilled nursing services (where licensed) and companion services. These services are private pay but cost-efficient, convenient, and customized. They can be arranged on a short- or long-term basis.
For more information about Home Health, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-855-444-7658