Once we get a referral and have received all necessary orders and POC, from a patient/client's Attending Physician, we come out with a Welcome Wagon gift to present to the new client coming on service. We come in to assist, because we understand it can be difficult to know where to start. ComfortHome realizes that it is overwhelming when a physician recommends continuous supportive care. Our Community Liaisons and our Social Workers and/or Care Coaches will come out and assist with explaining Home Health and our service offerings.
Our trained professionals present our unique package and provide a client with a list of advocate companies from which to choose, i.e. if a client has just found out they have Parkinson's Disease, it will be beneficial to go to an activity geared toward Parkinson. A good support group will help as the client will get to meet others who share this in common.
At its basic level, "HOME HEALTH CARE" means care provided in a patient's home or wherever a patient/client resides. Home Health Care comprises a wide range of health care services that can be provided to clients at hospitals, clinics, short and long stay facilities, care cottages, and assisted living amenities.
Home Health Care services are typically less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Home Health care includes care given by skilled medical professionals, certified and trained nurses, and assigned case staff. Also, care can include therapists that come out to where a patient/client resides and/or that a patient/client is transported to per appointment.
Therapists typically assist in the areas of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. At ComfortHome, Home Health Care is one section of supportive care. Home Health and Continued Care services are provided to clients of all ages.
Our licensed Home Health Agency provides medical aid administered by our team of professionals who give daily assistance to ensure that every client's needs are met. Our overall goal is to provide assistance as we clean and dress wounds, ensure comfort, oversee client progress, check vitals, ensure safety, provide supplies and equipment, and administer medication and call out for refills.
Continued care includes bathing and dressing a patient; helping a patient/client to eat; providing companionship; doing light chores; giving medication reminders, and aiding in spiritual support. Additionally, continued care includes activities such as getting outside (when possible), activity and educational classes, and strengthening light exercises.
When Hospice is ordered by an Attending Physician, we thoroughly review the case and see what is specific to the terminal illness of the patient. We are there for clients throughout every step; moving from one stage to the next. The cases we typically take, which our team has years of experience, are among the following: Cardiac Care, Skilled Nursing, Stroke and Brain Injury Care, and Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care.