Hands of Compassion HomeCare, Inc. sends nurses, therapists, and aides to provide needed healthcare services in the more comfortable, less costly environment of your own home. People who would benefit from home health care include:
Retirees who have received new prescriptions, new diet instructions, or new equipment that they don't 100% understand. To a very large extent, taking care of your own health at home involves following medical instructions correctly. Retirees often receive extensive medical instructions, and one training session or take home pamphlets are often not enough. Hands of Compassion HomeCare sends licensed nurses to make multiple teaching visits. They ensure full understanding and follow-up and verify effective adherence to your medical plan.
People sent home with wounds that have not fully healed, including surgical sites.
People who have a health condition with a likelihood of worsening in the next three weeks. Hands of Compassion HomeCare will send nurses to provide skilled monitoring and assessment until the health condition is fully stable.
People who have had heart attacks, heart surgery, or exacerbations of heart failure. Hands of Compassion HomeCare can provide the in-home cardiac rehabilitation that is proven to prevent rehospitalization, improve survival, and improve quality of life.
People with neurological challenges such as stroke, Parkinson's, or multiple sclerosis. Our team will provide training and rehabilitation that enhances independence and self-efficacy. Even if you have already received outpatient rehabilitation at a qualified center, research shows that independence is maximized when that rehabilitation is followed with an in-home rehabilitation program.
People who have experienced an accidental fall or who are at risk of fall injuries. The in-home rehabilitation we provide has been shown to actually reverse the progression of geriatric disability. Home safety assessments and physical therapy reduce the risk of accidental falls and teach seniors to minimize injury if falls do occur.
For qualified recipients, Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges. Private insurance and other programs tend to follow Medicare's rules. Patients must meet Medicare's definition of homebound. This simply means that leaving home requires a taxing effort. A homebound person would typically require the assistance of another person or equipment such as a walker, cane, or wheelchair. A patient can be temporarily homebound while recovering from an injury or illness.
Patients must also have a skilled need. This means your plan of care must include services that only a licensed nurse or licensed physical or speech therapist is allowed to do. Finally, your doctor must order the services. Hands of Compassion HomeCare will coordinate with your doctor(s) for your convenience and to ensure optimal coordination of care. If you have any questions about home health qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Specialty Care Paths
All retirees want to preserve their independence, but that can be difficult with aging and disease setting in over the years. HOC Connect helps retirees realize that goal with safety kept in mind. Our simple-to-use medical alert system is an effective way to call for help when the unexpected happens.
HOC Connect isn’t just for emergencies either. We love to hear from you, so you can reach out to us for whatever reason. We’ll be glad to help answer any questions about medications, remember doctors appointments, arrange transportation, or just simply have a conversation. You’re never alone, and we’re always here, with a compassionate hand.
HOC Connnect provides:
Easier transition from hospital to home
24/7 support with customizable options
24/7 assistance for medical concerns
In the event of an emergency, vital information is relayed to first responders by Care Center, connecting Hands of Compassion, family and friends, and physicians
Hands of Compassions’ hypertension program provides thorough patient care for the diagnosis and treatment of difficult hypertension disorders. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team including nurses and therapists highly experienced in the care of retirees.
Studies have shown that medication alone is not enough to control hypertension. Patients must follow a healthy diet as recommended by their doctor, and after a lifetime of different habits, this can be hard to maintain. Weight control may also be an issue, and a handout may not be enough to help patients. Multiple visits and training sessions have been shown to improve understanding and lifestyle habits.
When complications are likely, Hands of Compassions’ nurses provide skilled monitoring and medication adherence. Once a patient’s condition has stabilized, our nurses teach patients and caregivers how to monitor their blood pressure readings.
Hands of Compassion HomeCare’s hypertension program has been known for exceeding in:
Achieving changes in patient diet
Maintaining a balanced diet is key for hypertension patients. Our nurses can go though pantries with patients or cooks and follow up to verify understanding and consistency.
Observation and Assessments
Obtaining exercise and home activity goals
Hands of Compassion guides patients into choosing activities or exercises appropriate for their physical condition. Equipment and techniques are used to overcome physical limitations when fear of self-injury or other obstacles are present.
Fall Prevention Program
Falls represent a critical threat to retirees, both physically and emotionally. Almost a third of retirees age 65+ fall each year, and roughly a quarter of them suffer moderate to severe injuries that reduce mobility, independence, and increase the risk of premature death.
Hands of Compassion reduces the risk of fall injury for patients. For each patient, we begin with a thorough assessment that will identify hazards that can contribute to accidental falls. Our therapists then choose specific training & rehabilitation paths that address each patient’s specific deficits.
Program elements typically include:
Strengthening (upper & lower limbs)
Education and environmental adaption
Medication Management Program
Patients are often prescribed multiple medications, and it can become complicated keeping track of them all. You must know what medications you can’t take with others, for example: what do you do when you have a cold? Can you take cold medicine with your other medications? And what does that red pill do?
Managing all of this can be tricky, and medication inconsistency ranks as a serious problem for millions of adults post hospital discharge. It is important for you to take your medication as prescribed. Hands of Compassions’ medication management program teaches you about medications and how to regulate them safely. We access, clarify, and review medications for a portion of each skilled home health visit. Our over-arching goal is to prevent negative reactions, ensure consistency, and identify potential problems before they happen.
As a standard part of our home health care, our nurses:
Ensure timely follow-up with the primary care doctor
Take a careful inventory of all medications and supplements used
Review the signs of toxicity with the patient
Identify and overcome patient concerns about side-effects, delivery, and other obstacles
Create a personalized medication plan by utilizing access to home environment
Coach family members or caregivers
Diabetic Neuropathy Program
Our neuropathy program encompasses a proactive path to managing nerve damage cause by diabetes. Our program includes Anodyne TherapyⒸ. Anodyne Therapy is the use of near-infrared devices that can be applied directly to the skin.
Clinically proven to relieve pain
Clinically shown to improve sensation
Clinically proven to start the healing of chronic wounds
Our neuropathy program has demonstrated a significant reduction in shooting, stabbing, and tingling pain. Patients who are a part of this program also realize, after 6 to 12 treatments, improved sensation in areas where it was lost. With health habits such as regular checkups, a balanced diet, and exercise, we can improve diabetic foot problems.
If you or someone you know could benefit from our diabetic neuropathy program, please contact Hands of Compassion HomeCare.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure Program
Heart failure is a critical health condition with nearly 5 million people affected each year. At Hands of Compassion, our congestive heart failure program provides individualized care designed to match the needs of patients’ living with this condition.
The hospital-grade disease management that Hands of Compassion provides helps reduce the repetition of hospital visits and offers a more comprehensive path to long-term health. Home-based congestive heart failure programs such as ours have demonstrated higher survival rates among patients.
Coping with advanced disease can be a challenge medically, financially and emotionally. The heart failure program offers support in all these areas, ensuring our patients are as healthy and happy as possible.
Care elements typically include:
Individualized home exercise plan designed by a qualified physical therapist
Nurse-coaching on lifestyle modification
Medicare pays 100%
All visits conveniently at our patients' homes
For congestive heart failure, ongoing treatment and monitoring is critical. Our top-level team provides extensive care and plans that address our patients’ unique needs. If you or someone you love could benefit from this program, please contact Hands of Compassion HomeCare.
Our telehealth monitoring program introduces new means to enhance the care we give to our patients. Embracing a broad array of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. When adding telehealth to the usual care plan, it creates an additional protective layer compared to the usual care alone. Home health patients receiving telehealth monitoring show greater improvements in overall health.
Hospital-grade equipment placed in the home helps us continue care between visits. This equipment captures real-time data that is viewed by our team 7 days a week. To ensure 24/7 care, our equipment has cellular functionality for when land lines are not available. Information such as weight, oxygen saturation, peak flow, blood glucose level and more are transmitted to our team throughout the day.
We stay connected, even when we can’t be there.
Our goals for the telehealth program are to:
Improve communication and coordination of care among our health care team and patients
Provide support for self-management of health care
Alert nurses sooner when health conditions change, for faster, more effective skilled care responses
The professionals we make available in the convenience and comfort of your home include: