|Long Term Home Health Care|
Illness doesn't just affect the patient; it has an impact on everyone in the family. The caregiver in the household requires the peace of mind to know that the patient's needs are being attended to in the best possible way. But more than that, the caregiver also needs some time off to do the things with his or her family that provide for quality in the way they live. Good Samaritan's Long-Term Care services provide patient, caregiver and caregiver's family with the skill, support, counsel and respite time so necessary when illness strikes.
Good Samaritan's Long-Term Home Health Care Program (LTHHC) can bring new life to adults who would otherwise be eligible for nursing
home placement. The mission of the program is to provide cost-effective services to chronically ill people who are unable to function independently, but do not require around-the-clock nursing care.
Certain life circumstances could create an environment where individuals or families would benefit from the LTHHC program. Typical scenarios include a married couple with one spouse suffering from chronic health problems, an elderly mother with a cardiac condition caring for a mentally retarded adult child or an elderly adult with early dementia, who is socially isolated.
These cases would be individually assessed for appropriate patient care. Many frail elderly adults living on their own could benefit from daycare services including nursing supervision, assistance with medications, personal care aides, social work supportive services, physical, speech, occupational, respiratory, and nutritional therapies. Both the patient and caregiver can receive support through the LTHHC program.
Durable medical equipment including bathroom safety equipment, wheelchairs and walkers are also available. LTHHC can provide federally waivered service such as personal emergency response systems (emergency call buttons), housing improvements such as ramps and electric stair glides, moving assistance, respite services and social day care.
The primary payer for this program is Medicaid, however, patients can access services as self-payers or with long-term care insurance coverage. Eligibility is based on meeting criteria for nursing home admission and having complex needs requiring multiple services and case management.
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For questions on eligibility and the additional services of Good Samaritan's Long Term Home Health Care Program, call (631) 224-8696.