- IV Therapy Management, Wound Management, Pain Management, Patient Education Specialty Therapists
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Medical Social Work
- Long Term Planning, Psych-Social Counseling, Community Resources Home Health Aides
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is help at home when you need it most. Our specially trained staff will assist you with recovery from illness and injuries in the privacy and comfort of your own home. They also communicate your progress and needs to your physician so that changes in your care can be made as necessary. Why Home Health Care?
There are many advantages to home health care. To begin with, the patient is treated in the privacy of his or her own home. Being in the home environment can often speed up recovery time. Home care also helps alleviate much of the financial burden placed upon the patient or family by reducing hospitalization costs. But one of the most important advantages is the fact that home care helps keep families together during a time of illness.
Because We Care
Our Home Health Agency is here to make a difficult time as pleasant as possible. Our highly skilled staff provides the kind of care to our patients that we would want ourselves. Compassionate and caring, we aim to treat every patient like a member of our own family. How Can I Get Home Health Care?
Anyone can request home health care services for a person who is unable to take care of their own medical needs. However, a physician must feel the service is necessary and beneficial for the patient and order the service to be provided. A patient need not be hospitalized in order to be eligible for home health care. If you are interested in finding out more, contact Antelope Valley Home Care or your physician to discuss your needs and how we can help. Who Pays For Home Health Care?
Home health services can be funded in a variety of ways. It is important to know that not all coverage is the same. Benefits and requirements vary with individual insurance plans.
Payment for home health services is usually provided by
- Private Insurance Companies Health Maintenance Organizations
Our staff will verify and/or arrange insurance to coordinate benefits. We have the experience to analyze coverage for you.
Contact Our Offices at: (661) 949-5938Skilled Nursing
Our skilled and caring Registered Nurses will be there for you every step of the way. They evaluate the well-being of their patients, and are also available to administer drugs, and IV Therapy. They help to determine the overall condition of their patients by performing lab tests, blood pressure checks and other monitoring methods. Other services may include caring for surgical incisions and pressure sores, dressing changes, wound care, diabetic instructions and managing colostomy and ileostomy needs. Our nurses are also there to aid and educate family members in creating a supportive environment that will be conducive to recovery. Specialty Therapists
The Home Health Care plan may include the need for skilled rehabilitation therapists. A physical or occupational therapist may be needed to restore muscle use and help the patient regain independence with activities of daily living. Our specialty therapists may also explain how to use crutches, braces or other devices. In addition, a speech therapist can also provide rehabilitation for individuals with speech, language and/or swallowing problems. Medical Social Work
Some patient and families have difficulty with lifestyle changes during an illness. Our medical social workers provide counseling, emotional assistance, education regarding community resources and referrals as necessary in order to make the adjustment smoother. Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides are available to take care of many of your needs. They may assist with personal care, range of motion, exercise & activities of daily living. This service is invaluable to many homebound patients.
Our Mission at Antelope Valley Healthcare District is to provide quality service with care, compassion and respect.