What is Personal Assistance Services or PAS Services?
PAS or Primary Homemaker Services provides essential services so that our patients might succeed in maintaining semi-independent lifestyles without having to abandon the comfort of their own home.
It sounds great but how is this achieved?
The needs of our patients are carefully and individually evaluated to determine how many hours and what types of service will be required each week.
Yet, how might one determine if our services would be of benefit?
You might find that your loved one has recently been discharged from a nursing home, hospital or ER with little or no caregiver support during the day and this impedes the ability to perform such basic tasks around the home that the average person takes for granted, even in simple things like remembering when to take medications. Additionally, some will lack the mental condition to cook and clean, while others will perhaps possess the desire to do so but lack the physical strength or energy. In this, All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care provide the full arsenal of medical and physical home care services.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care is pleased to offer care services which include but are not limited to grocery shopping; laundry; picking up prescriptions from the local pharmacy; healthy meal preparation; escorting to doctors’ and other crucial appointments, and also assisting with personal hygiene. Non-medical home care is fundamentally important in supporting the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which do include dressing, bathing, and meal preparation, all of which empower our patients to be able to stay in the comfort of their homes as preferred.
Please call our office at All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care for additional information about our wide range of services. We are client-centered and would be pleased to discuss how we go to work for you in the acceptance of private pay and also advocate on your behalf with private insurance companies in order to obtain approval for your care.
Caring for a loved one who is facing Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming. Our compassionate caregivers understand the challenges and impact Alzheimer’s puts on your loved one and the family. We’re here to help.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior, Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years.
Although current Alzheimer’s treatment cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care can help with Skilled Care:
- Wound care
- Physical Therapy
- Other Medical Needs
Companion Services: Help with supervision, recreational activities or visiting.
Personal Care Services: Help with bathing dressing, toileting, eating, exercising or other personal care.
Homemaker services: Help with housekeeping, shopping or meal preparation
Cardiac Rehab Program
This is a conditioning program which assists the cardiac patient and family with the transition from the inpatient setting to home. It enables the homebound patient to continue the rehabilitation started in the hospital. In conjunction with their physician, the PT and Occupational Therapists recommend various activities to increase the patient’s strength, save their energy, relieve their anxiety, and enable them to do more for themselves. When ready, the patient will be referred to out-patient Cardiac Rehabilitation with their doctor’s approval.
The objectives of our All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care Cardiac Rehab Program is to:
- Evaluate patient safety, home assessment, need for assistive devices
- Guide the patient to increase activity
- Reinforce patient awareness of Target Heart Rate (THR), instruction in body mechanics and energy conservation techniques
- Instruct in relaxation techniques and Mental Imagery
- Facilitate full participation in Activities of Daily Living (ADL’S)
- Teach low intensity aerobic and anaerobic exercise in both supine and sitting positions as per PT recommendations
- Reduce patient and family anxiety levels
- Provide a bride for a continuum of care after the inpatient stay and while awaiting outpatient Cardiac Rehab
Ensuring patient care needs for a successful outcome is our priority. Our Care Transition team coordinates among all health professionals involved in order to ensure a smooth transition that is as comfortable and safe for the patient as possible.
- Obtaining all necessary paperwork from the hospital and coordinating/scheduling primary care physician to follow up visit
- Coordinating any necessary medical equipment and home care services such as nursing and therapy
- Reviewing medication information and communicating with nurses to help ensure accuracy
- Following up with the patient within 24-48 hours upon returning home to ensure all needs have been met by our staff
- Evaluating the patient home for any safety risks or concerns
- Providing assistance with effectively communicating healthcare needs
Congestive Heart Failure
In some cases, CHF can be managed with the help of medication, proper exercise and a healthy diet. Through our caregivers and home health aides, you or your loved one can lead a more active lifestyle and overcome daily obstacles. What is Congestive Heart Failure(CHF)?
Heart failure describes the inability or failure of the heart to adequately meet the needs of organs and tissues for oxygen and nutrients. This decrease in cardiac output, the amount of blood that the heart pumps, is not adequate to circulate the blood returning to the heart from the body and lungs, causing fluid (mainly water) to leak from capillary blood vessels. This leads to the symptoms that may include shortness of breath, weakness, and swelling.
Causes of CHF
Existing conditions like Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, and Hypertension(high blood pressure). Cigarette smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, a poor diet high in fat and cholesterol and low in fruits, vegetables, and grains, previous heart attacks, and congenital heart defects.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care
We can provide Physical Therapy, Medication Management, Medical Social Work, Home-maker Services, and Meal Preparation. Our experienced professional caregivers are here to help patients and their families take on the challenges of CHF. We work to help our patients manage CHF and lead more active lifestyles. To Learn more call our office at 210-767-3867.
Living with COPD is a daily challenge. We understand that some days are easier than others. All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care is here to lend a helping hand. Our compassionate caregivers are here to provide top quality, attentive care so that you and your family can take on the day a little easier.
What is COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory(non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. In the early stages of the disease, you may not notice the symptoms. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath. You begin to see the symptoms in the more developed stage of the disease.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care
- Manages pain and symptoms
- Assists with emotional, psychological and spiritual needs
- Provides needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment
- Instructs the family on how to care for the patient
- Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed
Our experienced caregivers are ready to help you and your family with the challenges of diabetes. Contact us today to get the care you or your loved ones deserve. Personal Assistance Services or Primary Homemaker services for Diabetes. Living with diabetes brings challenges every day. From eating healthy to managing blood sugar and insulin levels, diabetes may require supplemental care. Our experienced, professional caregivers can help with daily care such as planning and preparing healthy meals, medication reminders, and testing reminders.
What is Diabetes?
As explained by the Diabetes Research Institute, to answer that, you first need to understand the role of insulin in the body. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose, at that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter-and allow you to use the glucose for energy. But with diabetes, this system does not work. Several major things can go wrong causing the onset of diabetes. Tupe1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the disease but there are also other kinds, such as gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, as well as other forms.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care
- Understand diabetes and what causes it to have a greater or lesser impact on your health and lifestyle.
- Monitor your diabetes and educate you on what to do when blood sugar and insulin levels aren’t at health levels.
- Manage your medications – all of them, not just your insulin.
- Learn how to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle.
- Learn to watch for signs that your diabetes might be having a negative impact on skin or nerve feelings.
- Learn what to watch for and what to do when diabetes hypo/hyperglycemic episodes may occur.
- Help you communicate with your Endocrinologist or Physician to support your diabetes chronic condition.
To learn more, please call us at 210-767-3867 to speak to one of our representatives.
IV Home Infusion Therapy Services
This program will enable the patient to be discharged from the hospital, receive IV antibiotic therapy at home, and prevent unnecessary admissions to skilled nursing facilities.
Home IV Antibiotics & Hydration Therapy
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care are able to accept Medicare patients to administer IV therapy in the home setting following Medicare guidelines. The patient will be managed by our SN IV nursing therapy team.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care will work with the infusion therapy company in the coordination of services to ensure proper, scheduled delivery of the IV medication(s) and supplies.
All Seasons Home Health and Palliative Care will follow scheduled IV medication administration as ordered by MD.
- Provide IV site care; IV Therapy program implementation
- Assess needles, supplies, site for contamination
- Teach patient/caregiver proper universal precautions and hand washing procedures, S/S of infiltration, flushes of heparin and normal saline, site care/dressing changes, proper IV treatment administration; and who to call for question/concerns
- Multiple medication teaching, including route, schedule, functions, and possible side effects
- Assess the patient’s response to treatment and/or intervention
List of Common IV Treatments
- Hydration Therapy
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Palliative care, sometimes called supportive care, is a key in the management of COPD. This type of care is focused on helping you achieve the best quality of life possible. It is appropriate for all people living with COPD no matter what deal with tons of paperwork form the hospital and coordinating/scheduling primary care physician to follow up visit for the stage or prognosis
Palliative care teams can help COPD patients in a variety of ways. Some examples of how palliative care is used to help COPD patients include:
- Medications and therapies to help with discomforts like shortness of breath or anxiety
- Education about lifestyle changes during COPD
- Medication and disease management
- Consideration of psychological and social needs
- Physical conditioning
To learn more, please call us at 210-767-3867 to speak with one of our representatives.