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Home Health Care Program

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Home Health Care provides nursing, therapy, social work, nutritional services, pastoral care and aide services to patients in their homes.

Specialty programs include: advanced wound care, pain management, home infusion and maternal/child care. An in-home needs assessment can be conducted at no charge.

Home Care staff is available 24 hours-a-day,    7 days-a-week. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.

For further information call Home Care at

(631) 969-8200

Located at:
15 Park Avenue

Bay Shore, NY 11706

  • Registered nurses provide skilled nursing care and support during your recovery.
  • Pastoral Care staff offers comfort and spiritual support to you and your family while aide staff provides personal care, including bathing and meal preparation as you recover.
  • Certified social workers provide skilled counseling and link you to available resources in your community
  • Rehabilitation staff, including physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech language pathologists, provide gait-training, skills to enhance activity of daily living and assistance with communication disorders.

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Our mission is CARING:

C= Committed to compassionate, high quality care through all phases of illness

A= Advocating for patients to assume access to care & services regardless of resources or ability to pay

R= Respect for patients & all those involved in their care

I= Inspiring confidence through education, as we empower our patients & their families to manage their health care

N= New & innovative approaches to meeting patients individual needs utilizing the latest available technology

G= Giving patients every opportunity to convalesce in the comfort & safety of their homes

Home Care Services include:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Home Health Aides
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Pastoral Care Visits

Specialty Programs include:

  • Well-baby Care
  • Diabetes Case Management for the homebound
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Management

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Patients
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Community Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Families
  • Any concerned individual or community member

Criteria for Admission to Good Samaritan Home Health Agency:

  • Patient must be under the supervision of a physician who will participate in the care plan on a continuous basis.
  • Patient must be a resident of Suffolk County
  • Based upon home care assessment by a registered Community Health Nurse, it is determined that the patient be cared for safely at home.

Hours of service:

  • 7 days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day

Cost:

  • Medicare, Blue Cross, Medicaid and other health insurance carriers cover home care services. Service will be provided regardless of a person's ability to pay. Help is a phone call away.

Wound and Ostomy Home Care Program

Good Samaritan Home Care has created a specialized multidisciplinary team to care for patients with wound and ostomy care needs. It is a unique home care program of great benefit that offers wound care experts for the supervision and treatment of patients. Wound and ostomy patients account for approximately 20% of Good Samaritan’s home care patients.

A patient is referred to the Home Care Agency when they are in an acute care situation and have skilled nursing needs. Referrals can come from a physician, a hospital or through the community. After an initial assessment of the patient, a treatment plan is developed with the patient’s physician and the wound and ostomy care team. The team includes home care nurses, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians and pastoral care staff specially trained in the issues and treatments of wound and ostomy care in the home environment. The treatment plan is presented to the patient and caregiver. The caregiver is then given patient care instructions. Patient care is determined on an case-by-case basis and home care nurses may visit the patient from two times a day to weekly, depending on the care required.

The wound care specialist has at his or her disposal a wide variety of treatment and products to assist in the healing process. Low air loss mattresses and specialty wheelchairs that allow patients to shift positions throughout the day, can play an important role in recovery. Scientific advances and new technologies have also greatly enhanced outcomes with new treatment for optimal wound and ostomy care.

Some of the new developments in wound treatment have rendered dramatic results in speed of recovery. One of these new technologies, the Vacuum Assisted Closure Dressing (VAC), is specially designed to promote healing. The bandage is attached to a small bedside unit that creates a vacuum around the wound and seals the environment. Clinical studies have shown patients treated with VAC have healed in as little as 50 days when treatment of similar wounds with traditional dressings typically took as long as 250 days. Continuous training and education keeps the wound and ostomy care team up to date on new modalities of treatment and advances, such as the VAC, to provide the very best care to patients.

For further information, call Home Care at (631) 969-8200

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1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795

phone 631.376.4444

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