Home Health Services with Mission
Home Health services include healthcare management and clinical experts that will provide uncompromising levels of attention, customer service and integrity. Mission Home Health’s team of licensed clinicians will work with patients and physicians to develop a plan of care that will meet each individual’s specific needs. Being a Medicare certified agency, Medicare, Medi-Cal & Private insurances are accepted.
Skilled Nursing/RNs perform patient evaluations, including monitoring and tracking vital signs, clinical procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy, and administering medications. In the home, your nurse will monitor your progress and keep in contact with your physician to make sure that your treatment protocols are appropriate.
Millions of Americans each year receive home health services. Do you have an aging loved one that has no desire to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility? Are you asking yourself: is there home health near me? Home health services may be the best option for you or other members of the family.
What Are the Benefits of Home Health Services?
Home health services are designed to enhance the quality of life for each patient while keeping them within the comforts of their own home, surrounded by their loved ones. There are many benefits to utilizing home health services, such as:
- Home health services have shown patients report greater satisfaction and/or enjoyment of life.
- Home health services keep the dignity and independence of each patient intact while allowing for maximum comfort and support.
- It promotes healing with less of a chance of rehospitalization when receiving treatment for a condition with proper in-home care.
- Home health services are designed to keep families together.
- Privately funded home health care services can provide personalized day-to-day care depending on the patient’s needs for that day.
- Depending on the number of hours needed, in-home health care can be less expensive than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Typically, 8 hours or less each day is less expensive.
- Home health care providers make a healthy, nutritional meal for the patient they are caring for and have the ability to track the patient’s intake of the meal better than a nursing home would.
- With home health, you do not have to worry about not receiving the care you need because you are left to wait for the nurse to finish up with someone else. A one-on-one nurse is there for you each day.
- A home health aide/nurse can provide you with personalized daily exercises to get you up and moving in a safe way.
- Home health providers can accompany the patient in transportation to doctor’s appointments, social and/or family outings, and even while running errands such as going to the drug store or grocery shopping, to ensure the patient/family is well-supported for all needs.
How Do Home Health Services Differ from Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
People often confuse home health services with palliative care and hospice care, but the three have vast differences.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is a type of home health care for a patient suffering from a chronic, life-altering medical condition. Palliative care focuses on treating the symptoms of a patient such as stress, anxiety, and pain. A patient suffering from a chronic illness can receive treatment for their illness or medical condition while receiving palliative care treatment.
What is hospice care?
Hospice care differs from home health services and palliative care as it is only for patients with a limited life expectancy, typically those with a diagnosis that has left them with 6 months or less to live. A patient receiving hospice care cannot continue treatment for a terminal illness as this will disqualify them from being eligible for hospice.
Who would benefit from home health services?
Individuals with one or more of the following would be likely to benefit from home health services:
- Concerns regarding proper medication administration
- Functional decline
- Cognitive decline
- Symptom control issues
- Frequent falls
- Safety concerns
- Mobility concerns
- Terminal care
Home health is more beneficial to those who are suffering from an illness that may not necessarily be terminal, but long-term with concerns about proper care. Palliative care is similar to home health care, in which the patient can continue receiving curating treatment for their medical conditions, unlike hospice care where this would disqualify them. It is important to weigh out the options and understand the eligibility standards for each program before determining the best option for your loved one.
Nursing Services and Programs
Intravenous Medication Administration
Physicians order the type of infusion, duration of care, and prognosis and our nurses implement the plan for clients requiring treatment and intravenous medication at home. Skilled nurse’s visit as often as needed to teach, implement, clean, change, and adjust all types of IVs and access ports .
Infusion Therapy Administration
Physicians order mode of infusion, duration of care, and prognosis and our nurses implement the plan for clients requiring treatment and intravenous medication at home.
Nurses specializing in wound care visit can daily teach proper wound care and to ensure proper treatment and healing of all wounds.
Our experienced nurses provide help with all aspects of managing diabetes including: blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and tracking, exercise plan, menu planning, education and more.
Chronic Illness Management
Nurses continually assess the client and routinely communicate with the client’s physician to provide the best care.
Alzheimer’s Care/Dementia Care
Our nurses work with the patient’s family to educate them on proper medication routine and to help create a comfortable environment including simple routines and visual cues as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes.
Nurses assess, monitor and teach patients to ensure they are taking medications appropriately, and understand what they are taking and why. They can also teach the patients and families to set up medication boxes to ensure safety and compliance.
Behavioral Health Program
Mission Home Health offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary behavioral health program offering Behavioral Health Nurses, Psychiatric Social Workers, and treatment team meetings led by local psychiatrists. It is designed to assist patients with the psychosocial aspects of illness and aging. Comprehensive evaluations are provided and treatment plans established to ensure that mood and mental status, symptom management, medication effectiveness, safety and function, and appropriate level of care are all addressed. They provide education and support for the family and caregivers and ensure that the legal and financial needs of the patient and family are considered.
Physical Therapists perform home evaluations and determine appropriate treatment plans using techniques designed to increase mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. Physical Therapy Services and Programs Include:
- Total Knee Replacement/Total Hip Replacement
They create and follow a customized treatment plan for each client, to ensure rapid progress.
- Balance Programs
Our therapist work with specialized physicians and protocols to ensure improved outcomes in patients balance and strengthening.
Speech Pathologists are responsible for the assessment and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing, cognitive and voice disorders. Through the use of multiple therapy techniques, therapists provide a well-rounded program of care to help remedy a speech or swallowing problem.
Occupational Therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in their home living environments. Occupational therapist use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living skills of their patients. After thorough assessments, therapists utilize adaptive equipment to help restore the client’s everyday living skills. We also offer family training to ensure a smooth transition back home.
Our experienced dietitians help clients navigate through their changing dietary requirements with menus, lists, and supplements.
Other Services Offered
- Medical Social Worker
- Certified Home Health Aides