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Everything You Need to Know About Receiving Comfort and Care at Home.

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Comfort and care should always go hand in hand when thinking about the future. As times continue to rapidly change, so does the desire and need for the safety of our loved ones. Gone are the days where the only options to receive the benefits of long term care were to be in a hospital, nursing home, or care facility. At Gulfside, we know that nothing compares to the real comfort of home.nurse_helping_elderly_patient Life can be hectic and stressful at times. This is why our team is there to help remove some of the stress and provide the care your loved one deserves where it matters – at home. Gulfside Home Health provides skilled home health services designed to help you recover from an illness, injury, or surgery. These skilled nursing and therapy services include:

  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Post-Operation Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

Receiving care from the comfort of home compared to a long term facility also allows your loved one to gain back their independence while they are recovering, plus provides several benefits for the caregiver.

Benefits of Home Health Care for Patients and Caregivers Include:

  1. Flexible and affordable. Compared other care options home health care might be the more affordable option for some individuals! Plus, care visits are scheduled for the day and time that work best for you.
  2. Companionship and bonding. Home health care creates a one-on-one approach to specialized care, allowing for the nurse, caregiver, and patient to feel connected and create a plan of care that suits the patients best interest.
  3. Peace of mind for the caregiver. With the option to be at home, you are always up to date on the treatment plan and can help share updates with the care team to monitor progress and achieve the best results.

By offering the best possible care at the place that matters most, the team at Gulfside Home Health hopes to help ease the stress and leave both patients and caregivers feeling uplifted, independent, and understood.

“Home Health Care, Because Life Happens At Home”

Home Health Care Services - Pasco & Pinellas County

Licensed in 2019, Gulfside Home Health is the newest division of Gulfside Healthcare Services, which has been serving the community for more than 30 years. By expanding these Home health services into Pinellas County, our team is able to provide care to even more people in their own homes.

Home Health FAQ Section:

Who can receive services? Skilled home health services are designed for anyone recovering from a serious injury, a surgery or serious illness, or those needing medication or pain management. Our hands-on approach allows you to strengthen and recover so that you can keep moving and live life fully.

Who provides care for the patients? The skilled home health services are provided by expert rehab specialists, including physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists. Patients can also receive visits from specially trained nurses and certified nursing assistants, as required by the individual’s custom plan of care.

How are services received? Your Primary Care Physician can easily refer you to Gulfside Home Health for an evaluation. Our team can meet with you at home, or even at the hospital to prepare you to go home and get ready for services after hospitalization due to a surgery, accident or illness. 

What’s the difference between home care and home health? Skilled home health is built around services that are ordered by a physician. The primary goal of skilled home health is to help people recover and stay as independent as possible. Home care is not nursing-focused, and is assistance with daily chores or activities, such as house cleaning, companionship, and meal preparation.

(Source: https://www.amedisys.com/resources/home-health-vs-home-care/)

How to get started with Home Health:

If you are interested in any of the home health services mentioned in this blog post, contact the Gulfside Home Health team so an evaluation can be scheduled. For questions or further information call 813-501-8244 or visit gulfsidehomehealth.org.

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