Learn more about home-based services
Home-based services from the Good Samaritan Society provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to your well-being, all from the comfort and security of your home. Our services vary by location but most include both medical and non-medical options for people of all ages, so you or your family member can get the care and assistance they need, while enjoying the freedom, comfort and familiar surroundings of their own homes and communities.
Home-based services encompass a wide range of offerings from medical care and rehabilitation therapies to assistance with everyday household activities and shopping.
Whether you're recovering from an accident, illness or new diagnosis, or you just need help with the responsibilities of taking care of a friend or family member, home-based services may be the right solution for you and your family.
How is COVID-19 affecting home-based services?
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-based services are responding during COVID
All home-based service agencies are not alike
Learn what to look for when selecting a home-based services provider.
Helping you live the whole of life.
Your home-based services provider(s) 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.
Care as unique as you.
Home-based services providers exist to help with medical and other needs in the home, rather than going to a 24/7 skilled nursing center or assisted living. Your provider should accommodate a wide range of ages,services and clinical needs. Home-based services are dedicated to medical care and services, and many also offer non-medical services such as shopping and housekeeping. Caregivers are licensed nurses, social workers, therapists, or certified aides. Learn more in the video above.
Trust is paramount.
Home-based 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 provider whose caregivers are licensed or certified appropriately. More importantly, it should be an organization with whom you and your family feel secure and comfortable and one that has real experience in caring for the appropriate age of the recipient of care.
Get to know staff members before making a decision. Invite them to visit you and/or your family member at home. You’ll get a better idea of who they are and hear firsthand about the care they provide.
When is the right time for hospice?
If you or a loved one has 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.
Home-based services include medical and non-medical options.
Your needs, or those of a family member, may require more than one of our home-based service offerings. Home-based services from the Good Samaritan Society vary by location but may include:
Our home health services focus on the medical assistance you need including medication management, rehabilitation services, wound care, social work and other medical treatments.
Sometimes referred to as "private duty care", home care from the Good Samaritan Society provides the assistance you or a loved one may need with daily routine activities not associated with medical care. This may include everything from light housework and preparing meals to running errands and companionship.
Telehealth is in-home technology so your caregiving team can better communicate and assist in your care from a remote location. Telehealth medical devices fulfill a range of functions from monitoring blood pressure and pulse to medication reminders and answering simple questions.
Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. This specialized care helps them live as fully and comfortably as possible in the last phases of an incurable disease or physical ailment.
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