Home Health Care
Home Healthcare offers a wide range of skilled health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury, as ordered and directed by the patient’s doctor. We provide hands-on care, and teach the patient and caregivers what they need to know about how to manage care at home. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient
Speak to our home health care representative at: 925-258-9101
Horizon Home Healthcare services include:
Medical Social Work
Medical social workers provide assessments to better understand patients’ personal goals and most pressing needs. They help patients and their families cope with their short and long term health challenges by connecting them with community resources, educating on options, and facilitating discussion between patients and their families and caregivers.
Patients receiving physical therapy may have Parkinson’s disease, joint replacement, CHF or COPD, or other general weakness contributing to unsteadiness, fear, and loss of freedom in activities. Physical therapists are available to help build strength and balance so that patients can become safer and more self-sufficient at home.
Occupational therapists recognize that the best place to get better is at home. Their patients (and the patients’ caregivers) learn personalized adaptations for performing their daily activities more safely and independently, including strategies for moving with strength and balance, environmental adjustments, and help with assisted devices.
Speech language pathologists assist patients with motor speech disorders, swallowing difficulty, loss of language ability, and cognitive and memory conditions. They provide in-home assessments and interventions for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, ALS, head injury, dementia, COPD or CHF.
Skilled Nursing – The number one goal of our home health care nurses is to keep patients in comfort at home and out of the hospital. Nurses evaluate each patients’ health and environment, educate patients and caregivers on disease processes and conditions to help them become more independent, and coordinate care between doctors, hospitals and other HORIZON care home health care team members, patients and their families.
Arranging Home Care
If hospitalized or in a skilled nursing facility, talk with your doctor or case manager about home health care and ask for Horizon Clinical Services as your home health provider. We will work closely with them to provide a smooth transition to your home. If you are not in the hospital or skilled nursing facility, but are mostly confined to home, you can talk with your doctor or with our admissions staff. We will work with your doctor to develop a plan for your home health care.