You may choose to use any agency you wish at any time and receive services from a different agency. You must tell both agencies you choose that you are changing home health agencies and proper documentation must be filed through Medicare.
Everyone has a choice. You have every right to select the agency you prefer to work with to provide your Home Healthcare needs. You may rely on the suggestion of your physician, friends, or social worker however we believe that in addition to a trusted referral, you should also look at the following that differentiates us and sets us apart:
Long-established local community provider for over 20 years
High CMS Compare quality scores in all local markets
24/7 on call staff with a live response or call back within 20 minutes
Personalized Plan of Care (POC) developed with LifeCare Home Health protocols in conjunction with a nurse’s assessment and your physician’s orders.
How Long Can I Receive Servicest3chYT3am20202022-08-26T20:08:56+00:00
Medicare will pay for home healthcare services for as long as you are eligible, and your doctor says you need these services. However, skilled nursing care and home health aide services are paid for only on a part-time or “intermittent” basis. We tell people that your home healthcare is “goal driven” and “physician approved”. As long as your doctor says you have a skilled need, then Medicare will provide you with home health services, for as long as you need them.
If you are billing through Medicare, and any item or service you need to receive isn’t covered by Medicare, the agency is required to inform the patient before the start of services both verbally and in writing.
If you are a Private Pay or Self-Pay Patient, a contract with the hourly rate and all the terms and conditions will be worked out in advance of the start of care.
What Options Do I have to Pay for Home Healthcare Services?t3chYT3am20202022-08-26T20:07:05+00:00
LifeCare Home Health Family of Companies accepts reimbursement from Medicare, Medicare Advantage, contracted Commercial Insurance Payors, Long-Term Care, Workers Compensation, Veterans Benefit Programs, Self-Funded Employers, and Insurers along with Private Pay/Self-Pay. As you call to make a referral, our intake department will explore with you the best way to obtain reimbursement for services. The process is simple. You can contact us at 1. 888.686.6564 or call your local branch office. Our intake specialists will discuss the various payment options that you can utilize. If you qualify for Medicare Certified Home Healthcare Services, they will advise you of the criteria for the home health benefit, whether or not you need a referral from your physician and the services that you will receive based upon the Payor. Once it is determined which Payor or if you will be paying us Privately, our team of intake experts will help with all the paperwork and scheduling a meeting for a team member to develop a personalized Plan of Care.
What Services Do You Provide?t3chYT3am20202022-08-26T20:05:47+00:00
LifeCare Home Health Family nurses are licensed and insured in their state of practice. All our nurses undergo extensive ongoing specialty training designed to address home health care experiences, disease states and concerns.
Our LifeCare Home Health Family nurses will initially come out to perform an assessment upon receipt of doctors’ orders. We will work with you, your caregivers and your doctors to develop a Plan of Care (POC) designed to meet your needs and schedule. This plan will include the right combination of services to address your condition. Being a LifeCare patient means that you’ll have access to live on-call support when you need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The goal of home health care is to maximize your physical, cognitive and behavioral well-being so you can live independently at home, in your community or place of residence. Your nurse case manager coordinates, oversees and manages your care plan and all caregivers involved in your care to ensure your care needs are met:
LifeCare Home Health Family skilled nurses will:
Develop and manage your Plan of Care (POC) on an ongoing basis. The POC includes coordination of all disciplines involved in your care whether it be PT, OT, ST, Nursing, Aides, companion care or medication management. The Nurse will review your medical care needs in person and via chart review on an ongoing basis and evaluate and adjust for your needs
Keep your family, caregivers and doctor informed about your condition via notes regarding and change in condition, clinical or medical updates, and medication changes
Make sure the client and family understand all medications and take them appropriately
Teach patients best practices in disease management for their specific disease
Help acquire and utilize necessary medical equipment
Our highly trained physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists combine the latest medical knowledge and most up to date technologies with best-practice techniques and hands-on care to make sure you receive the exact treatment you need. Your therapist will work with you to develop goals for your recovery and will work with your doctor and your LifeCare Home Health Family nurse to create a plan of care that helps you develop the skills and confidence you need to gain independence.
Our LifeCare Home Health Family of physical therapists will work with you as you recover from surgery, injury and hospitalization so that you can become self-sufficient and return to everyday life. Your physical therapist will:
Assess your home for safety
Determine whether you can benefit from a cane or walker, sit-stand, crutches or Hoyer lift and ensure safe and effective use of all medical equipment
Efficient & appropriate use of muscles – suggest ways you can conserve energy and limit strain on joints and muscles
Transfer safely – ensure you can get in and out of bed or chair safely
Evaluation of Gait – Instruct you in proper use of your gait to navigate stairs, curbs and walking
Create exercise programs for strengthening, improving balance and coordination for increased activity aligned with ADL’s
Screen for fall risks
Educate caregivers on exercises and activities that the client can perform at home with verbal guidance to strengthen results
Occupational therapy can help you regain the ability to perform everyday activities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, writing or enjoying a favorite hobby. Occupational therapy is beneficial after a physical injury or stroke or for people with brain cancer, neurological conditions, diabetes, arthritis or other serious long-term illnesses. LifeCare occupational therapists visit you at your home or place of residence to help you to:
Adapt your day-to-day routine to meet your abilities after injury or stroke
Improve fine motor, visual, cognitive and perceptual skills so that buttoning a shirt, putting on shoes, cutting food, brushing teeth or writing your name becomes easier.
Learn how to use specially designed equipment or come up with strategies that will help you complete basic tasks safely
Recover more quickly through exercise, wheelchair seating and positioning programs and modifications to your home
If you or your family member have suffered a stroke, brain injury or an illness that affects the muscles that control swallowing, your doctor may prescribe speech therapy. Speech therapy, also called speech-language pathology, can benefit patients of all ages. It can be beneficial to those with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, head or brain injury, head and neck cancer, stroke and serious long-term illness. Your LifeCare Home Health Speech Language Pathologist can help you to:
Regain and adapt to day-to-day activities
Strengthen the muscles of your mouth, neck, and face to avoid problems like choking or coughing and to produce clearer speech
Design and teach personalized swallowing programs
Instruct you on voice retraining
Find other ways to communicate after a stroke, including gestures and facial expressions
Use strategies to reduce frustration when communicating is difficult or problematic
Understand and process what people say to you
Read, write, perform calculations and remember things
Home Health Aides
LifeCare Home Health Family of Companies provides Home Health Aides to individuals in need of companionship and support with activities of daily living (ADL’s). Our dedicated caregivers are trained in providing support for all activities associated with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s and IADL’s). Each caregiver is highly trained, screened and licensed by their home state that they provide Home Health Aide Services within.
ADL’s/Personal Care Services
Our caregivers provide assistance with the 6 primary ADL’s. The six ADLs are generally recognized as:
Walking, or otherwise getting around the home or outside. The technical term for this is “ambulating.”
Feeding, as in being able to get food from a plate into one’s mouth.
Dressing and grooming, as in selecting clothes, putting them on, and adequately managing one’s personal appearance
Toileting, which means getting to and from the toilet, using it appropriately, and cleaning oneself
Bathing, which means washing one’s face and body in the bath or shower
Transferring, which means being able to move from one body position to another. This includes being able to move from a bed to a chair, or into a wheelchair. This can also include the ability to stand up from a bed or chair in order to grasp a walker or other assistive device.
Home Healthcare provides individuals with Nursing support, various, Therapies such as Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Home Health Aides to deliver Personal Care Services and Social Workers for individuals in need of care in their home or place of residence. Typically, a Nurse will open the case and work with your physician to create a Plan of Care (POC) based upon the referral and your needs. Nurses usually make one to two visits per week initially to open the case and then to work with the patient based upon their specific nursing needs and teach the patient and family caregiver care protocols that will be needed to be successful. Therapy visits are typically two to three times per week and the length of services depends upon the progress of the patient. Home Health Aides usually come one to three times per week and can provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) that are related to the diagnosis. Social Workers can help by assessing the patients’ needs from the community.
LifeCare Home Health Family of Companies, Inc., and its associated entities and partners, are Equal Opportunity Employers and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, nationality and origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, and experiences.
Come explore how a career with Evercare Health Services can be purposeful and financially rewarding. Our passion for caring and serving those in need in their homes is our purpose.
We are a committed Equal Opportunity and Inclusive Employer and our teams reflect the clients we serve in our local communities.
Our Response To Covid 19
Evercare Health Services is committed to the safety of our patients, their families and our caregivers.
As COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, continues to spread through our communities, we are committed to providing care and support to our patients. Since our patients are among the most vulnerable to this infection, we are making every effort to protect them from potential exposure. Some of the steps we are taking to protect our patients include:
Daily pre-screening of staff for COVID-19—prior to the start of any patient visit or reporting to work in any capacity. Every in-home aide and clinician must pass a daily health screening before being approved for client visits.
Confirmation of patient health by calling ahead of each visit and screening for illness before making the visit and potentially transmitting to another client.
Providing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for our staff including gloves, gowns, masks, goggles and face shields. The staff have been trained in the use of PPE and will wear when appropriate when there is exposure or potential for exposure to COVID-19.
Infection control – We follow all CDC and state guidelines. Our staff is trained in infection control and on special consideration in addressing risks associated with COVID-19.
Our staff have been trained and follow hand washing and hand sanitizing protocols. Our staff will wash or sanitize hands upon arrival at the patient’s house, before and after direct contact with the patient, before and after clinical procedures and before leaving the home.
Education – Our staff will educate you and your family and caregivers on symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and will respond quickly to any patient exhibiting those symptoms.
As this situation evolves, we will continue to take proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients, families and caregivers. Please reference the CDC website for more information about COVID -19.
Evercare Health Services is committed to ensure all providers, social workers, discharge planners and agencies have a very positive, compliant, easy, responsive and most importantly reliable experience.
We are committed to:
easy access for intake and all our branch staff on a 24×7 basis
seamless process to make a referral
prompt communication on whether we can accept your referral
collaboration in the creation and execution of an interdisciplinary Plan of Care with all providers and families to ensure quality outcomes for all patients
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Evercare Health Services is committed to ensure all our clients, patients and families have a stress-free, simple, collaborative, and most importantly reliable experience to care for our client and your loved one.
We are committed to:
easy team access for billing, scheduling, and all our caregivers – 24×7
seamless process to understand the Plan of Care, goals and the staff assigned
prompt communication relative to scheduling
compliant collaboration with your doctors, providers, family regarding your Plan of Care to ensure a quality outcome for all our patients and families