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 Home Health & Personal Care Services
The range of home health care services a patient can receive at home is limitless. It may be just what your loved one needs in order to continue living in their home safely.
Depending on the individual situation, care can include private skilled care, companion care, transportation as- sistance to appointments, daily living assistance, and specialized care.
Doctor care: A home visit by a doctor can diagnose and treat illness(es). He or she may also periodically review the home health care needs. They may choose a telehealth appoint- ment as well to diminish risk. All you need is a device with internet access.
Nursing care: The most common form of home health care is some type of nursing care depending on the person's needs. In consulta- tion with the doctor, a registered nurse will set up a plan of care. Nursing care may include wound dressing, ostomy care, intravenous therapy, administering medication, monitoring the general health of the patient, pain control, and other health support.
Physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy: Some patients may need help re- learning how to perform daily duties or improve
their speech after an illness or injury. A physical therapist can put together a plan of care to help a patient regain or strengthen use of mus- cles and joints. An occupational therapist can help a patient with physical, developmental, social, or emotional disabilities relearn how to perform such daily functions as eating, bath- ing, dressing, and more. A speech therapist can help a patient with impaired speech regain the ability to communicate clearly.
Medical social services: Medical social workers provide various services to the patient, including counseling and locating communi-
ty resources to help the patient in his or her recovery. Some social workers are also the patient's case manager.
Care from home health aides: Home health aides can help the patient with his or her basic personal needs such as getting out of bed, walking, bathing, and dressing. Some aides have received specialized training to assist with more specialized care under the supervision of a nurse.
Laboratory and X-ray imaging: Certain laboratory tests and X-ray imaging can be per- formed in the comfort of the patient's home.
Pharmaceutical services: Medicine and medical equipment can be delivered at home. If the patient needs it, training can be provided.
Home medical equipment providers
offer work to help you obtain and learn to use the equipment needed to maintain health, safety, and independence so individuals can return to daily activities.
Homemaker or basic assistance care:
While a patient is being medically cared for in the home, a homemaker or person who helps with chores or tasks can maintain the house- hold with meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, and other housekeeping items.
Companionship: Some patients who are home alone may require a companion to pro- vide comfort and supervision. Some compan- ions may also perform household duties.
Nutritional support: Dietitians can come to a patient's home to provide dietary assess- ments and guidance on their treatment plan.
Home-delivered meals: Often called Meals-on-Wheels, many communities offer this service to patients at home who are unable
to cook for themselves. Depending on the person's needs, hot meals can be delivered several times a week.
Hospice care at home: For some hospice services are provided at home as well. When this happens all care decisions, services, and medications are managed through the hospice provider. For some, this is final choice of home care.
Private duty nursing.
Call us for a complimentary in-home assessment.
 Your neighborhood home care provides:
∏ Care management
∏ Nursing Services
∏ Medication Management
∏ Assistance with daily living
activities (ie. toileting,
showering, dressing)
∏ Light housekeeping
∏ Laundry
∏ Errands
∏ Respite Services
∏ Meal preparation
∏ Pet assistance
∏ Companionship
∏ Staff assistance 24/7
∏ Schedule us for assistance
during the holidays.
∏ If you don’t see it listed on
here just ask!
We work with the Area Agency on Aging, Senior Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
  706 W Prairie St. Vicksburg, MI 49097B
(269) 475-5211
2775 W Dickman Rd. Suite A Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 589-6239
    Flexible & affordable personal health care services in your home
                                           Aide & companion service
 Medication set-up
 Housekeeping
 Transportation
 Nursing services
 Dementia Capable Trained Staff
 All employees screened & bonded
Thomas J. Unger, ACSW
Patricia D. Slayton, RN, MSN
5350 Beckley Rd, Suite D
Side door of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust
60+ Years of Qualified Experience

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