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Phone: 800.884.3335
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Founded in 1985, A&D Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a Medicare/Medicaid certified agency and in 1997 achieved service excellence and quality patient care for the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc.(CHAP). A&D Home Health Care, Inc., became operational in 1988, and has provided care for clients requiring additional home health services. The companies hold the unique position in this area of successfully coordinating Medicare services with private duty services.

We are a value-driven organization committed to assisting patients and families in achieving their highest level of independence in the comfort of their homes. Our services will be of the highest quality, provided in a cost-efficient, out-come based manner by our compassionate, caring staff. We have a registered nurse on-call 24 hours a day and seven days a week. No person is denied service or employment based on race, creed, national origin, color, sex, age or handicap.

A&D Home Health Care is owned and managed by a registered nurse with over 30 years of professional service to the community. Local ownership helps to ensure that our bottom line is patient care:

  • Our client satisfaction rating is 99.9%
  • Our physician satisfaction rating is 100%
  • Nursing visits are provided by registered nurses who average 29 years of experience

Q: What is home health care?

A: Home health care is becoming much more common, whether it’s for at-home nursing care after a hospital stay or ongoing assistance with daily living. The reasons vary. Patients are being discharged sooner from hospitals and are receiving care in their own home. Thanks to technological advances, many procedures, including dialysis, chemotherapy, intravenous infusion (IV) and wound care, which previously could be performed only in a medical facility, can now be safely and efficiently carried out in a home setting. As time goes on, more and more Americans will be receiving much of their care where they prefer-in the comfort of their own homes. To better understand this term, one must understand that there are different types of home health care:

  • Skilled, intermittent visits covered by insurance generally for short-term specific needs
  • Hourly services, generally privately paid, for persons who need help over longer periods of time
  • Hospice services (not provided by A&D Home Health Care)
  • Oxygen and related equipment and other types of hospital equipment provided for use in the home called Durable Medical Equipment (not provided by A&D Home Health Care)

Q: Why choose home health care?

A: The benefits of receiving Home Health Care go beyond the obvious ones of comfort and convenience. Home Health Care draws on the resources and support of the family and recognizes these as essential to the healing process. Additionally, many physicians maintain that clients recuperate quicker and more fully in a home environment, among family, friends, pets and familiar settings. One of the most satisfying features of home health care is the one-on-one relationship that clients develop with their nurses, therapists and Home Health Care aides. People usually feel more secure in their own homes. This allows the client/family and caregivers to form a team, and to develop a level of trust and compliance essential for treatment success.

Q: Is home health care expensive?

A: Home health care costs differ depending upon the individual’s needs and level of care provided. Costs may be covered by insurance, covered privately by the client or family, or by special government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. If you aren’t sure what your insurance policy covers or whether you qualify for financial assistance with your home health costs, contact us for help.

The Sandwich Generation

If you know someone who is juggling care needs for an aging parent and their own children, then you know someone in the “Sandwich Generation”. These people are sandwiched between two generations who need regular assistance and supervision. The National Alliance for Caregiving estimates there are 12.9 million members of this sandwich generation. While caring for a family member can be rewarding, the related stress can put a strain on relationships, physical and mental health.

Balance is essential for the caregiver and it is helpful to prioritize and find ways to combine caregiving tasks when possible. Some simple steps might be:

  • Join a support group
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Eat nutritious meals
  • Exercise daily
  • Get a massage

These will help the caregiver maintain their energy level and ability to respond to crisis. The use of Respite Care is another way to balance the caregiver role. Respite Care is short term care that helps the family take a break from the daily caregiving tasks. It can be provided in the client’s home or in a variety of out-of-home settings. A&D offers Respite Care in the client’s home through our A&D Home Care Private Duty Division.

With the added stress of the Holidays it is important that you take care of yourself so you can take care of your loved ones.

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