Home Health Care
Watch the video to learn more about the types of services we offer through home health care.
Home is not simply where we live. It’s who we are. A link to years gone by. And where we hope to spend the years to come.
Home health care services from the Good Samaritan Society include skilled nursing, hospice care and help with household and personal care, such as grocery shopping, meal preparation and light housekeeping. We aim to serve individuals in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own homes and communities. Click the links below to learn if home health is right for you and your family.
The pandemic has enhanced the Good Samaritan Society’s measures to keep our clients safe. It has also created more opportunities to help people in need. Learn more about how home health is responding during COVID.
Your home health or hospice agency should be dedicated to your well-being — mind, body and soul. They should listen to, respect and respond to your needs, wants and fears. That includes helping you understand your doctor’s orders, creating a unique plan of care or teaching the best way to care for your situation. The goal is to provide you and your family caregiver the tools and resources to successfully live in your home as long as possible.
Home health agencies exist to help with medical needs in the home, rather than going to a 24/7 skilled nursing center or assisted living. Your agency should provide for a wide range of ages and clinical needs. Home health is dedicated to medical care and services, most commonly for a change in diagnosis, recovery after surgery and symptom management. Caregivers are licensed nurses, social workers, therapists or certified aides. Many of our agencies also offer non-medical services such as shopping and housekeeping. Learn more in the video above.
Clinical home health services may involve one person or a team, but they should always be under the supervision of registered nurses or therapists. Be sure you are working with a reputable home health agency whose caregivers are licensed or certified appropriately. More importantly, it should be an organization with whom you and your family feel secure and comfortable. One that has real experience in caring for seniors. It’s important to get to know staff members before making a decision. Invite them to visit your parents at home. You’ll get a better idea of who they are and hear firsthand about the care they provide.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it may be time to consider hospice. It’s important that you, your doctor and, oftentimes, your loved ones agree on the appropriate time to begin hospice care. Our mission is to focus on helping patients accomplish their goals — while providing them with an opportunity to make their own choices when it comes to their care.