This agency involves key professionals and other staff members in developing your individual plan of care, which is based upon admission information, your physician’s specific medication and treatment orders, our observations and your personal wishes. The Plan of Care is designed to increase you and your caregiver’s ability to care for yourself in the home environment.
The plan of care may include/address the following interventions and goals:
- Nursing Care/Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Psychosocial needs; and
- Discharge Planning
The Plan is reviewed and updated as needed, based on your changing needs. Medical information will be provided to assist you in participating in your plan of care. There must be a willing, able and responsible caregiver that will be responsible for your care between agency visits. This person can be you, a family member, a friend, or a paid caregiver.
An individual chart is maintained for you, which includes the physician’s orders, clinical notes and other medical documents, and is used by our staff to document your treatments and medical condition. You have the right to see your medical record at any time you wish, unless the attending physician documents a denial due to medical reasons. These records are kept strictly condfidential by our professional staff. These records will only be made available to those who have legal right to the information or other that you designate in writing. There will be a reasonable copy charge per page.
Your Plan of Care
Our home health team keeps the doctor up-to-date on your condition and updates the plan of care as needed. You have the right to be involved in any decisions about your plan of care and your treatment. It is the doctor, and not the home health team that authorizes what services are needed and for how long.
Your plan of care includes the following:
- What services you need
- What health care professionals should give these services
- How often you will need the services
- The medical equipment you need
- What results your doctor expects form your treatment
Your doctor and the agency staff at Antioch Home Health, Inc. will review your plan of care as often as necessary, but at least once every 60 days. If your health changes, our staff should tell your doctor right away.
Your plan of care will be reviewed and may change. The home health agency should only change your plan of care with your doctor’s approval. Antioch staff should always tell you about any changes in your plan of care. If you have a question about your care, or if you feel your needs are not being met, talk to both your doctor and the home health agency.
The focus of home health care is to teach you, your family, or friends who are helping you to continue your care in the home setting and assist with managing your condition.