Home care nurses are able to provide:
Skilled nursing assessments
Wound Care and dressing changes
Intravenous fluid/medication management
Diabetes Mellitus Care
Vital Signs Monitoring
Teaching to patient and family about safety, medications, diet/nutrition, and disease.
The occupational therapist is a qualified healthcare professional who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides occupational therapy services to clients in the home by providing:
Rehabilitative care for patients needing assistance
Training in activities of daily living
Certified Home Health Aids:
Home Health Aids are certified nursing assistants who provide assistance with personal care:
Medical Social Services:
Our medical social staff services help patients and family members understand and cope with problems caused by illness/injury.
Assessment of emotional and social factors related to the patient and family
Evaluate the home and family environment
Counseling and education to maximize strengths and coping skills
Provide guidance with problem solving intervantions
Assistance in financial matters
Coordination of community resources
Our physical therapy staff will come to your home to assess and treat functional impairments that result from injury, stroke, surgery, fractures, or other medical conditions. Physical therapy services include:
Instruction in using walker and cane
Education on safety precautions
What are the benefits of Home Health Care?
Care is provided in the privacy and comfort of your home
All services are coordinated with your physician(s)
24 hour access to skilled nurse
Home care may prevent hospitalization/re-hospitalization
Home care enables patients to leave the hospital sooner
Help patients to improve speech/communications
Evaluate and treat swallowing disorders
SoCal HHA Professional Ancillary Services:
Infusion medications and supplies
Inhalation therapy and supplies
Equipment and supplies, e.g., wheelchairs, canes, walkers, hospital beds
What types of conditions would indicate a need for Home Health Care?
New surgical procedure
New or changed in your medical diagnosis
New or changed medication
New or changed caregiver
New medical equipment such as oxygen, a walker, blood sugar meter, etc.
Difficulty walking, transferring, or performing regular daily activities.
Who can refer you to SoCal HHA Home Health Care?
Your doctor, family, and friends
You can refer yourself
Insurance companies, nursing homes, hospitals, and rehab units may also refer you.