Antioch Home Health, Inc. can provide a service or combination of services in your home. All services are under the direction of a physician and qualified staff.
Services offered through this agency are:
The Skilled Nurse is an RN or LVN with training and experience in providing care outside of the hospital or nursing home environment. The nurse is your health care team leader and coordinates the services you receive. The nurse also communicates frequently with your physician to update your plan of treatment.
Services may include evaluation of your needs, performance of skilled nursing procedures, education of patient, family members and caregivers on disease processes, medications, diet, self care techniques and preventative strategies. The agency also provides wound care and has an experienced wound vac nurse.
Psychiatric Skilled Nurse
A Psychiatric Skilled Nurses is an RN with education and experience in care of patients with mental health needs. The psychiatric RN may provide psychotherapeutic interventions such as teaching coping and problem solving skills, medication compliance and teaching, crises intervention and disease process teaching. Read more about the Psychiatric Patient Admission Criteria.
A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed light exercises, equipment, heat, and massages to treat an injury and diseases by mechanical means. This is to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Physical Therapists work with many types of patients. Patients with pain or the after effects of injury, to elderly post stroke patients.
Services to help you return to usual activities such as bathing, preparing meals, and housekeeping that promote health and independence particularly after the acute phase of illness. Occupational Therapists assess the patient’s abilities, tailor programs to restore physical functions and devise ways to help those with permanent limitations to carry out everyday functions. Such therapy is often vital for re-orienting patients unable to work for long periods of time.
Medical Social Services
Services to help you with social and emotional concerns related to your illness. This might include counseling or help in finding resources in your community.
Speech Language Pathology
Speech Language Pathology services are a rehabilitative service that may be utilized for patients with speech pathology’s problems such as speaking or swallowing difficulties.
We service portions of the following counties & cities:
- Deer Park
- West University
- Galena Park
- South Houston
- Jacinto City
- Missouri City
Criteria for Admission
Anyone may refer a patient/client to Antioch Home Health, Inc. However, admission to this agency can only be completed with recommendation of a physician, based upon the needs of the patient/client, homebound status and the type of services required that this organization could provide or coordinated with other organizations.
Medicare will generally reimburse for the patient’s care provided the following conditions can be met:
- The patient must be homebound. This means that the patient has an illness, an injury or a condition that makes it difficult or unsafe for the patient to leave home without considerable taxing effort and the patient absences are infrequent and of short duration, or the patient is not able to leave home safely without the assistance of another person. The patient can still be considered homebound if they leave home to attend a religious service or to participate in a therapeutic, psychosocial, or medical treatment in a state licensed/certified and/or accredited adult day care program. If the patients are able to drive, then they probably do not meet the homebound requirement.
- The patient must have a recent illness or injury (or worsening of a chronic condition) which requires the care of a Skilled Nurse or Therapist. This is referred to as skilled care.
- The patient must be under the care of a physician who has ordered the treatment or services provided. The services must be medically necessary and specifically ordered by the physician.
- The care must be provided on an intermittent basis. This means that Medicare will not pay for our health care staff to stay with the patient for an extended time. We will visit the patient for the length of time it takes to provide the specific treatment ordered by the physician.