What is Home Healthcare?

Home Health is a collaboration involving the patient, family, physician and the MyCentric home health team.  With a plan for functional independence, MyCentric provides a road to recovery in the comfort of your own home.

Services in Home Healthcare can include:

·        Skilled nursing
·        At-home therapy services as needed
·        Management of symptom outcomes
·        Teaching and training for patient and family for independent living
·        Wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound
·        Intravenous or nutrition therapy
·        Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status

Home Health Care services are typically covered by Medicare for patients who require skilled, intermittent care services provided by licensed nurses or therapists. Coverage by Medicare must be approved by your physician, and you must be considered homebound.

Directed by a Physician, our Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist will come to your home and together with the Patient, will make an assessment for needed services. Working with the Physician, the home health staff will engage with the patient and family members in devising an individualized patient care plan.  The care plan will guide the entire care team on managing the patient’s needs to arrive at care plan goals.

Who Benefits from Home Healthcare?

•             People who have health problems, but want to maintain independence in their homes with the support of a professional caregiver.
•             Patients of all ages who return home after surgery, and need care, supervision or assistance.
•             Patients who have complex treatments that require use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring.
•             Mothers and newborns, home from the hospital after 24 or 48 hours who are in need of further support and the clinical assessment skills of a trained nurse.
•             Young adults, recovering from accidents or injuries, who can manage on their own - if they know an experienced healthcare worker will be there when needed.
•             Mentally ill adults who need support to remain in the mainstream of their community
•             Adults who want their parents to have quality care at home.
•             Millions of Americans with chronic diseases and disabilities, like Alzheimer's, heart failure, kidney disease, or diabetes, who need careful monitoring but do not                want or need to enter a nursing home or skilled care facility.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is intended to enhance quality of life instead of continuing with treatment to prolong life.  Using interventions that focus on serving the patient’s wishes, Hospice provides medical services as it works with the patient and family to strive for comfort, spiritual resources, and peace of mind to get the most out of life.

During the last stages of an illness, Hospice offers the patient control over their life by focusing on connecting with family and friends and making the most out of every day.  It allows you to make decisions concerning things that are important to you.

Typical Hospice services:

•          Pain and symptom control
•          Access to the Hospice team 24/7
•          Medical supplies and equipment as needed
•          Counseling and support for patient and family
•          Respite care – allowing family members a break to rest and recover
•          Volunteer support to help with daily matters

Benefits of Hospice!!!

When frequent hospital visits, invasive treatments with side effects, and repeated “heroic” healthcare efforts that provide few improvements to your prognosis, Hospice should be considered as a way to focus on your desires to find connectedness and closure.

Quality of Life – as we receive news of diminishing health, our perspectives of what is important begins to change.  Enhancing relationships with close family and friends become extremely important as our purpose becomes sealing the close bonds and leaving a strong legacy.  MyCentric will focus on treatment that emphasize comfort, lucidity, and connectedness.  Through comfort visits, counseling, spiritual support and community touch, MyCentric will facilitate togetherness when it matters the most.