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Home Health care refer to a wide range of medical and non-medical services provided at a patient’s home to help them recover from an illness, surgery, or manage chronic conditions.

Typically, individuals who are homebound, under the care of a physician, and in need of intermittent skilled nursing or therapy services might qualify.

Home Health focuses on recovery and rehabilitation, while Hospice is for individuals nearing the end of life and focuses on comfort.

Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and out-of-pocket payments are common sources of funding for Home Health. Coverage depends on the insurance policy and the nature of the care needed.

This can include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, medical social services, and Home Health aide services.

The frequency of visits depends on the patient’s needs and the care plan established by their physician.

The duration varies based on the patient’s health needs and progress. It can be short-term (following surgery) or long-term for chronic conditions.

In most cases, a physician’s referral is required to start receiving Home Health services.

Care is usually overseen by a registered nurse or therapist in collaboration with the patient’s physician.

Yes, patients typically have the right to choose their Home Health care agency, but it’s essential to ensure they meet all regulatory and licensing requirements.

Reputable home health care providers follow strict protocols to ensure patient safety, including background checks of their staff and continuous training.

Agencies can be evaluated based on accreditation, state licensing, Medicare certification, patient reviews, and outcome and assessment data.

Yes, Home Health providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of patient information, adhering to HIPAA regulations.

Yes, many Home Health agencies offer training for family members to assist with certain aspects of the patient’s care.

If a patient’s needs surpass what Home Health can offer, the provider will usually coordinate with other healthcare services or facilities to ensure continued care.

FAQ: Home Health Services

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FAQ: Hospice Services

What is Hospice? Is Hospice care just for cancer patients? How do you pay for Hospice? Find the answers to your questions here.

Hospice care focuses on the comfort and quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses, rather than curative treatments.

Patients diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness runs its expected course, may qualify.

Hospice care can be provided in various settings, including a patient’s home, a hospice facility, hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.

No, Hospice is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, lung disease, and many others.

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans offer Hospice benefits. Additionally, many hospice organizations offer financial assistance or care based on ability to pay.

Services can include medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, counseling, respite care for families, and more.

Hospice professionals are skilled in managing pain and symptoms with medications, therapies, and other methods.

Yes, many Hospice programs encourage patients to maintain their relationship with their personal physicians.

If the patient’s condition stabilizes or improves, they might be discharged from Hospice. However, if they continue to decline, the eligibility can be re-evaluated and extended.

While both focus on comfort and symptom relief, Palliative care can be pursued at any stage of an illness, while Hospice is typically reserved for the final months of life.

Hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life. Curative treatments might be stopped, but some treatments that provide comfort can continue.

No, it means prioritizing comfort and quality of life over aggressive treatments. Many families find that Hospice allows them to enjoy their remaining time with loved ones more fully.

Yes, patients can leave hospice care and return to curative treatments if they wish or if their condition improves.

Typically, a referral from a physician is needed, followed by an assessment from the Hospice Team.

Families are an integral part of the Hospice experience. They are involved in making decisions, providing care, and are also offered support and counseling.

FAQ: Palliative Care Services

What is palliative care? Is palliative care just about pain management? Find the answers to your questions here.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, regardless of the diagnosis or stage of the disease.

While both prioritize comfort, Palliative care can be pursued at any time during an illness, in conjunction with curative treatments, whereas hospice care is typically reserved for individuals nearing the end of life and no longer pursuing curative treatments.

Any patient suffering from a serious illness, regardless of age or stage of disease, may benefit from Palliative care. This includes patients with cancer, heart disease, lung diseases, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions.

A multidisciplinary team usually provides Palliative care, including physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, and therapists.

It can be offered in various settings: hospitals, outpatient clinics, at home, or in long-term care facilities.

While pain management is a significant component, Palliative care also addresses other symptoms like nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and shortness of breath. It also provides emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support.

Palliative care can be given alongside curative treatments. Its focus is on managing symptoms and improving quality of life, and it can complement other therapies or treatments.

Many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care services. It’s essential to check with individual insurance providers for specifics.

If someone is experiencing significant symptoms, pain, or stress due to a serious illness, a discussion with a healthcare provider about Palliative care may be beneficial.

Yes, many Palliative services can be provided at home, depending on the patient’s needs and the available resources.

In many cases, a referral from a primary care doctor or specialist might be needed, but policies can vary by institution.

Yes, pediatric palliative care is a specialized field that addresses the unique needs of children with serious illnesses and their families.

No, Palliative care can be initiated in any setting, including outpatient clinics or at home.

No, Palliative is about improving quality of life and can be given alongside curative treatments.

Many hospitals and healthcare systems offer Palliative care services. Asking your primary care doctor or specialist is often a good starting point.

Chronic care management involves coordinated healthcare services for patients with chronic conditions to improve health outcomes and quality of life.

Individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or COPD who require ongoing medical attention and support.

Services may include regular care coordination, medication management, monitoring of vital signs, and patient education on self-management.

By closely monitoring patients’ health, managing medications, and addressing symptoms promptly, chronic care management helps prevent complications that lead to hospital visits.

Services vary based on patient needs but typically include regular check-ins, personalized care plans, and access to healthcare providers as needed.

Yes, Medicare and many private insurance plans cover chronic care management services when medically necessary.

Speak with your healthcare provider to see if you qualify for chronic care management. They can help you enroll and explain the services available to you.

Benefits include improved disease management, enhanced quality of life, reduced healthcare costs, and better overall health outcomes.

Yes, chronic care management often includes strategies for managing chronic pain through medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.

By providing education, tools, and resources, chronic care management empowers patients to actively participate in their own care and make informed decisions about their health.

FAQ: Chronic Care Management Services

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We treat a wide range of wounds including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, and traumatic wounds.

We offer wound care in our wound care clinic in Twin Falls, as well as in-home wound care for the Magic Valley and surrounding areas.

The frequency of assessments depends on the severity and type of wound. Typically, assessments are conducted regularly to monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover wound care services. Our team can assist in verifying coverage and navigating insurance requirements.

You can schedule a consultation by calling (208) 733-2840 or filling out our online contact form.

During your appointment, our skilled clinicians will conduct a thorough assessment of your wound, including its size, type, and any underlying conditions affecting healing. We will discuss your treatment options, provide wound care procedures such as dressing changes or therapy, and offer education on wound management techniques to promote healing.

You may benefit from wound care services if you have wounds that are slow to heal, recurring wounds, or wounds that are causing pain or discomfort. Conditions such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, and traumatic wounds often require specialized wound care to prevent complications and promote healing.

FAQ: Wound Care Services

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63 W. Willowbrook Dr.
Meridian, ID 83646

211 E. Logan St., Ste 103
Caldwell, ID 83605

312 E. Main St.
Emmett, ID 83617

1411 Falls Ave E
Twin Falls, ID 83301

560 North 6th East
Mountain Home, ID 83647

314 SW 3rd St.
Fruitland, ID 83619

1031 E Main St
Burley, ID 83318

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Boise/Meridian: (208) 888-7877
Caldwell/Nampa: (208) 455-1990
Emmett: (208) 365-1693
Twin Falls: (208) 733-2840
Mountain Home: (208) 587-6854
Fruitland/Ontario: (208) 549-2104
Burley: (208) 733-2840
Wound Care Clinic: (208) 733-2840

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