Choosing a home health agency is an important decision. How do you, your family or your physician determine which agency is right for you? There are many to choose from, however, we believe Southland Home Health has many factors that set us apart:
Ease the transition from a hospital or other health care facility to a patient's home
Return patients to maximum health
Provide counseling and coordination of community services to meet patients needs
Maintain patients' functions according to individual capabilities, lifestyles and stages of life
Administer quality health care services within the home when caregivers are unable or unavailable to provide those services
Instruct them in the fundamentals of health, hygiene and safety as well as the prevention, control, and treatment of disease.
Home health includes a broad spectrum of care and social services, including nursing, therapy treatments and/or assistance with the activities of daily living. Increasingly, the home is the appropriate place to deliver these services for those who wish to remain independent but have the need for care that is beyond the scope of family’s and friend’s abilities. Home care providers deliver highly skilled services in conjunction with modern technology that enables the elderly, chronically ill, disabled and recuperating patient to receive sophisticated medical treatment in the comfort and privacy of their home. Being in their own surroundings can be more soothing; therefore, more conducive to recovery.
Home health care is available for anyone. Medicare, commercial insurance and private pay arrangements are all possible payment sources for home health care services. However, third party payers have specific criteria that must be met for coverage of services.
Home health is an essential part of healthcare today, touching the lives of nearly every American. It includes a broad range of professional healthcare and support services provided in the home. As hospital stays decrease, increasing numbers of patients need highly-skilled services when they return home. Home health is necessary when a person needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends. Home health services include assisting those persons who are recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill and are in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.