|WHAT IS LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE?|
The Long Term Home Health Care Program is a coordinated plan of care and services provided at home to disabled, infirm, or invalid persons who would otherwise require placement in a skilled or residential health care facility for an extended period of time if such a program were unavailable.
The Long Term Home Health Care Program was established by the New York State Legislature and is sponsored in Sullivan County by Sullivan County Public Health Services' Home Health Agency and the Sullivan County Department of Family Services. It is designed to provide the Long Term Home Health Care Program to Medicaid-eligible persons or individuals with private pay source who otherwise would require placement in a nursing home or hospital.
CHOOSING LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE
The decision to care for an individual at home, rather than in a hospital or nursing home, is made by the professional health care team, the client and the client's family. If the family is willing and able to provide the necessary care, If the home environment is conducive to and effective in maintaining or improving the client's health, and if the complex services of an institution are not needed, home health care may be the preferred plan of treatment.
If you, a relative, or friend, are seriously ill or incapable for a long period of time, you may qualify for this program if certain criteria are met.
LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
- Resident of Sullivan County
- A person of any age who needs assistance to remain at home.
- Eligible for nursing home level of care.
- Prefers to remain at home.
- Physician approves of home care.
- Medicaid eligible or willing and able to pay.
- Complete medical, nursing, social and environmental assessment confirms that the patient's needs can be safely met through this home care program.
- Services can be provided at home at 75% of nursing home cost.
HOW DOES ONE APPLY FOR AN EVALUATION?
- Skilled Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Home Health Aide
- Personal Care Aide
- Medical Social Worker
- Nutritional Counseling
- Home Delivered Meals
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Medical Supplies/Equipment
- Case Management
Share this information with the interested person, their family, and the person's physician. Then simply call (845) 292-5910, and ask for the LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE PROGRAM and a nurse will take the necessary information and make an appointment to come to your home for an assessment.
If the person is currently hospitalized, or in a nursing home, speak with the agency's Social Worker or Discharge Planner, and tell them you are interested in applying to the program and they will help you.
SULLIVAN NYCONNECTS Choices for Long Term Care
Provides consumers and their caregivers with comprehensive and unbiased information about long term care options in Sullivan County. This program serves the elderly, children with physical disabilities, and adults with physical disabilities -- regardless of payment source -- through a Single Point of Entry for information and assistance.
Call (845) 794-3000, ext. 0257