Clients and Families

The time may have come for you or a loved one to seek some additional care. Whether you need a little help around the house or a new diagnosis  requires clinical attention or therapy services, you've come to the right place. We've compiled this resource center specifically to help clients and their families find the information they need to make informed choices.

 

We all know the saying, “there is no place like home.”

There are a multitude of reasons why somebody may need healthcare at home. Sometimes our clients are having a planned surgery, others have suffered a fall or change in generalized strength, some need specific help with eating, talking or walking and many need help understanding what medications to take and why.  

We at Helping Hands Healthcare understand that there are a lot of things that are confusing and difficult to understand in today’s healthcare market. We can help guide our clients and their families through the “maze” of benefits, payer sources, services and almost anything that pertains to the delivery of home care. Our management staff has over 100 years of experience in this business. Together they utilize their skills to make your home care experience the best possible. 

Just imagine having a nurse or physical therapist come right to your door rather than making the trip out to a facility. That’s what home healthcare is all about. Our team utilizes specific assessments to evaluate your needs and will work with your physical to create a customized treatment plan. We can help you work through medical crisis such as heart attacks or strokes. We can also help you with broken bones and rehabilitation, so our clients can return to the comfort of their own home. We also have highly focused clinical programs designed to address the specific needs of long-term illness such as Diabetes, COPD, Arthritis and pain management.
 
Our priority, first and foremost, is to help our clients recover or maintain stability and regain independence safely in the home environment.
 
When you work with Helping Hands Healthcare, you and your loved ones with enjoy a better quality of life and the peace of mind in knowing you're in good hands.
 
 

What is Home Care?

Home care provides services to persons of all ages. It includes preventative care, chronic or acute care, rehabilitation care, and long or short-term medical care. Services can be as simple as helping with errands or giving a bath to something as intricate as infusion of antibiotics at home. Respite care is any type of care in the short-term to provide the primary caregiver some relief and often is prescribed during times of medical changes with clients, or to help ease the burden of caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or illness.
 
Quite simply, home care is receiving quality medical care in the comfort of your own home.
As a result of their familiar home surroundings, our clients are often able to increase their independence with the support of their loved ones nearby. Home care services are often performed under the direction of the clients’ physician. The home care services can be provided by one type of health care practitioner such as an RN or LPN, or by an integrated team of professionals that includes social workers, therapists and nurses who cooridate with our clients' physicians.
 
Statistics show that usage of home care results in fewer hospital admissions, faster recoveries, and decreases the cost of healthcare. With the rising cost of hospital stays, an aging population, and increased technology, the healthcare industry now relies on home care as a solution to complete the client’s healing process.
 
 

According to the AARP, 82% of people said they would prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible. 

Here's another startling fact: according to a 2007 study commissioned by Clarity and the EAR Foundation, seniors feared loss of independence more than death.

Together with the rising demand for home care in the healthcare industry, these facts are powerful testaments to the overwhelming benefits of helping clients remain in their homes to heal and maintain their lifestyle for as long as possible. 

Following are the benefits we've witnessed to our clients in our 30 years working in home healthcare:

  • One-on-one care ensures client-centered attention
  • More affordable
  • Fosters independence because clients are in control of their own home
  • Builds confidence
  • Ensures comfort, which does wonders for the spirit
  • Provides social interaction
  • Partnership with family keeps clients connected with the ones they love
  • Heal and recover in private
  • Peace of mind for clients and their loved ones

Whether it's a beloved armchair, a favorite pillow or a bond with a pet, our clients rely on the restorative powers of familiar surroundings. A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office confirmed our observations when it found that people receiving home care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life.

We've seen it in our experiences and research confirms it - home care helps not only add years to life, but life to years.