You’ve just had knee surgery and require physical therapy. Your doctor wants to send you to rehab. The last thing you want is to go from the hospital to another facility. Your doctor believes rehab is the best solution, as you live alone and are getting up in years. He wants you to have intensive physical and occupational therapy for your knees, but all you want to do is get home as quickly as possible.
Home Healthcare is the Solution
Home healthcare may be the answer to both your concerns. Your doctor can write a prescription for a home health team that will come to your home to help you through your recovery process. That team may include a physical therapist to help you get your knee back into shape, an occupational therapist to offer assistance with stairs or sitting down and standing up, a medical social care worker to make sure you get the coverage you deserve, or aides to assist with light housekeeping services or help out with errands.
You may also be eligible for some reimbursement of your expenses through Medicare or Medi-Cal, but speak with the home care agency or a geriatric care manager before making any costly assumptions.
Therapies—Physical, Occupational and Emotional
Besides the registered nurse who will stop in to access your overall health, you will probably see the physical therapist or occupational therapist the most. These are the individuals who will assist in bringing your knee function back to where it should be and help you maneuver around your home until you reach that point.
The amount of therapy sessions you receive depends on your physician’s assessment of your progress, which he will gather from the team professionals involved. Your benefits from healthcare, Medicare, Medi-Cal or Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) may also factor into the amount of therapy you receive, depending on your ability to pay out–of-pocket costs. If you do have a Long Term Care Insurance policy, Luxe Homecare’s Home Health Department offers personnel who are available to help fill out, submit and track your LTCI claim form and payment.
Medical social workers on the home healthcare team can also assist clients in the areas of inadequate housing, unemployment, serious illness, disability, or substance abuse, or help those families with serious domestic conflicts, including those involving elder abuse.
Our Reputation and Standards Are Our Greatest Assets
Luxe Homecare has an excellent reputation for top-notch caregiving services. Our goal is to provide the attention you need and deserve in a safe and comfortable environment. We accomplish this by:
- Performing thorough background checks (personal, criminal and DMV) on everyone who works for us
- Providing worker’s compensation insurance as well as general liability and bonding
- Tracking our staffers through a proprietary telephone check-in system
- Checking in with our team supervisors
- Checking in with our clients and their families
- Helping to process long-term care insurance
- Being a knowledge base for families who need additional information
Our agency covers nine main areas of Southern California including Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Long Beach, Malibu, Newport Beach, Pacific Palisades, Riverside and Santa Monica. To reach Luxe Homecare’s Home Health Care department, contact us at (310) 454-5500, email [email protected]