Grace Home Health serves our Lafayette community, as partners with our patients and physicians, to deliver comprehensive quality driven services to meet individual needs and goals for optimal well being.
Our team is committed to providing high quality care based on respect for the dignity and worth of each individual patient and their families. We believe that guiding and educating patients and families are key components to promoting independence, comfort and confidence. Above all, our patients come first. Through constant development of new programs, community resources and outreach, and various in home services, Grace will continue to excel in the deliverance of care. Our goal is not to be the largest, but to be the BEST.
Intravenous Therapy administers medication through the needle directly into the patient’s vein. Here at Advanced Home Health, we provide in home infusion services and train caregivers to administer infusions personally. We offer pain management, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antibiotic, hydration, chemo therapy, inotropic therapy, TPN/PPN, and Hyperemesis Protocol.
A STATE OF THE ART INFUSION CENTER
Serving Northern California since Spring 2016
We have recently opened a state of the art Infusion Center. This outpatient clinic enables people to receive intravenous therapy at a low cost in their local neighborhood. We are very proud to provide this services to our community, and enable many to receive IV therapy without a trip to the hospital.
Wound care is a specialty area of physical therapy that involves prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute or chronic wounds that will not heal via traditional wound care methods. Unfortunately, many chronic wounds heal very slowly, do not heal, or worsen despite best efforts for caregivers to promote tissue repair. Our Physical Therapists have been trained in the application of several treatment modalities for wound care.
ADVANCED HOME HEALTH WOUND CARE MODALITIES
Electronic Stimulation: can be used on chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers and arterial ulcers by using high volt pulsed current (HVPC)
We have highly skilled orthopedic therapists who can deliver outpatient-level physical therapy to your patients at home. The healing power of touch and manual therapy can be accessed through home health PTs! Manual therapy promotes circulation, muscle relaxation, pain and edema reduction as well as tissue extensibility.
When a patient is diagnosed with a serious illness or is recovering from an injury, our medical professionals, nurses, and therapists work hard to rejuvenate him/her to normal life. In addition to purely medical procedures, medications, and techniques, a huge part of a person’s recovery depends on his/her psychosocial condition.
Our medical social workers assess patients and determine their social, emotional, financial, and environmental needs. Then, our social workers coordinate with their interdisciplinary team and keep them informed on the patient’s unique needs and predicaments.
Advanced Home Health’s care plan is comprehensive, and therefore it includes speech therapy – helping the patient restore his/her ability to communicate effectively. The patient may have articulation, fluency, or voice disorders that hinder them from effectively communicating with their peers and loved ones. For example, Apraxia is a motor speech disorder where the line between the brain and the mouth is disrupted. This may happen after a serious injury to the head.
Our therapist will engage the patient and lead him/her on a path of language development in articulation and/or intervention activities.
RESTORING THE FUNCTION TO SWALLOW
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that occurs in patients suffering from a trauma or a recent hospitalization. This swallowing disorder comes in 3 different types: oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal. The speech therapist is equipped to evaluate and treat such dysfunctions and restore the patient’s vital ability to eat.
An occupation can be a distinct everyday task or life skill that each of us perform throughout our lives – washing the dishes, cutting grass, painting the wall, playing LEGO (pediatric). However, when a person is recovering from an illness or is losing cognitive abilities, help is needed to aid the person in performing his/her occupations.
WHAT BENEFIT DOES OCCUPATION THERAPY PROVIDE?
An Occupational Therapist is trained to help the patient both physically and psychologically in performing his/her everyday tasks. Having a person close by, walking with you step by step in the daily routine eases the stress and reduces anxiety. Our occupational therapists are able to recommend and train the patient to use modifications like crutches or walkers for help.
Simply put, Physical Therapy helps the patient maximize physical function. Our therapist will come alongside and help the patient develop a plan consisting of anything from exercise to messages, to electric stimulation. Physical Therapists also train patients that need help operating wheelchairs, crutches, walkers etc.
One common aspect of physical therapy in an in-home setting is Gait Training. Special training designed to help the patient walk again. After a prolonged period of being bed-bound like hospitalization, many people must learn to walk again. Gait Training is hard work and requires perseverance, but is extremely important for the patient’s entire future.
Manual Therapy is a “hands on” therapy where the therapists will use his/her hands to work on the patients body. This can be a massage stimulating and stretching muscles or a push/pull movements to put joints into position. Manual Therapy helps the patient regain flexibility and heal faster.
After a hospitalization or a serious injury, Skilled Nursing is the type of care that requires the presence and supervision of a Registered Nurse to monitor health and administer restoration procedures.
Skilled Nursing Care is different from what is referred as “custodial care” which is helping a patient to take a bath, eat, or dress.
OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT’S CONDITION
Our skilled nurses are the most qualified individuals to asses the patient’s condition and respond accordingly. Nurses may take blood pressure, check vital signs, and run other exams as needed.
After the assessment, the Nurse works closely with the patient’s doctor to evaluate and manage the care plan.
PAIN MANAGEMENT & MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Appropriate pain medications may be authorized to lower the patient’s pain and restore comfort. The nurse will also manage and supply all the necessary medications in a timely fashion.
Catheter care is a very sensitive area for many people, and our nurses are trained to monitor and manage its effectiveness.
Ostomy Care manages the surgically created opening in the patient’s body to discharge waste. Our trained nurses will instruct the patient/caregiver on how to use the ostomy system.
Phototherapy exposes the patient’s skin to ultraviolet light. This is done under the supervision of our nurses. Phototherapy is used to treat diseases like psoriasis, where skin cells build up to create itchy patches.
Educating Family and Friends
Our Advanced Nurses are there to provide competent insight and counseling to the patient’s family, friends, and caregivers. We are able to educate the patient’s circle on his/her needs and future expectations.
Cataleen is wonderful! Doctor and I are shocked about how wound is healing! Thanks to Cat!!
Thank you for your awesome service, it’s been an amazing experience! Estrella and Ana Lucia have been amazing – very happy with son’s progress and treatment with you!
An Excelin Patient
Estrelle and Ana have been amazing, I am very happy with the way my son has progressed from the treatment received!
An Excelin Patient
Western Slope Health Center wishes to thank the incredible people of Advanced Hospice. We are very proud to be in partnership in providing excellent services to those people needing intense love and care in the most heart breaking of times. Thank you Advanced Hospice. We love you all...
Sasha did very outstanding work on me. Very professional, make us feel like someone cares. Her style makes you do current exercises. Very very helpful with her knowledge.
Patti is a godsend! I suffer from PTSD and it tries to sneak up on you and just talking with Patti about everyday things brings me back and makes me feel better. You guys are the best company I have ever worked with!
If I was given a choice on a scale of 1-10, I would give your agency a 25!” WONDERFUL job, you all really made a difference!
I work in the health care industry and I work with many healthcare professionals. However, when healthcare hits home and personal you want the best care for your loved one. Noni is not only professional and courteous, she is also a person with a great heart for her job. I am blessed to have met you and was able to choose Advanced Home Health and Hospice. Your staff is dedicated to patient care, and is amazing, please a big thank you to everyone.
In November 2017 I had a cholecystectomy. As a result, Josh arrived and did a marvelous job of working with my body to restore it. He has been very supportive in working with me and has been enthusiastically helping me meet my goals.
Elisa’s treatment and professionalism was the best I’ve had since moving to California, I was presently surprised. We had a good connection, and she showed me exercises I didn’t even know were possible for her to perform.
The Right Care at the Right Time
Our specialists will assess your needs and condition.