Citi Health Home Care Services Inc. is located in the heart of Brooklyn. We are where Nostrand Avenue meets a major Avenue by the name of Flatbush. This particular area is the Middle of Where Culture Meets Diversity; We Strive to Cater our Home Care Service to All Nationalities, Religions, and Cultures to secure them into safe Long Term Care with Trusted Professionals. With a large staff of multi-racial home health aides, we are able to meet the needs of our patients by crossing language barriers and providing a sense of comfort and security through cultural relations. Our staff is trained by our office to maintain the principals/values of our integrity and morals. We constantly aim to provide elite home care service from the moment our patients are discharged from the hospital up until the home aid makes their first visit into the privacy of our patients home. Many of our aids assist our patients with Doctor Visits, Food Shopping, Laundry, Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, and personal care/hygiene assistance. We like to make our patients feel capable, strong and in control. To make sure our patients are recuperating at a healthy rate, we consciously assist them in taking the medication prescribed by their medical examiners as directed to ensure their health and vitality are on an upward climb.
What Is Home Care?
Home care is supportive care provided inside the comfort of patients' homes. Care may be provided by licensed health care professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met. In-home medical care is often and more accurately referred to as home health care. Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish it from non-medical care, custodial care, or private-duty care which refers to assistance and services provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel. For terminally ill patients, home care may include hospice care. For patients recovering from surgery or illness, home care may include rehabilitative therapies.
Home health services help adults, seniors, and pediatric clients who are recovering after a hospital or facility stay, or need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. These Medicare-certified services may include short-term nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and assistive home health care. This care is provided by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPN's), physical therapist (PTs), occupational therapy (OTs), speech language SLPs), unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs), home health aides (HHAs) and medical social workers (MSWs) as a limited number of up to one hour visits, addressed primarily through the Medicare Home Health benefit.
The largest segment of home care consists of licensed and unlicensed non-medical personnel, including caregivers who assist the care seeker. Care assistants may help the individual with daily tasks such as bathing, cleaning the home, preparing meals and offering the recipient support and companionship. Caregivers work to support the needs of individuals who require such assistance. These services help the client to stay at home versus living in a facility. Non-medical home care is paid for by the individual or family. The term "private-duty" refers to the private pay nature of these relationships. Home care (non-medical) has traditionally been privately funded as opposed to home health care which is task-based and government or insurance funded.
These traditional differences in home care services are changing as the average age of the population has risen. Individuals typically desire to remain independent and use home care services to maintain their existing lifestyle. Government and Insurance providers are beginning to fund this level of care as an alternative to facility care. In-Home Care is often a lower cost solution to long-term care facilities.