Home Health Care
Having the love and support of your family and friends in a familiar surrounding can significantly enhance your healing experience. Guardian Angels † Elim Home Care and Hospice provides skilled home care in the privacy of your own home, whether that is a private home, apartment, assisted living or group home. Your home care team will develop a plan especially for you and your individual conditions. We focus on your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our home care team includes;
· Skilled Nurses
· Rehabilitation Therapy (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology)
· Chronic Disease Management (including Diabetes, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Depression)
· Home Health Aide (for personal cares)
In addition, we strive to provide appropriate help to our Veterans. Whether it is skilled care for our wounded warriors, hospice services, or helping to arrange for respite services, Guardian Angels † Elim Home Care and Hospice understands how important it is to make sure that our Veterans have access to the care and benefits they’ve earned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is home care?
A: “Home care” encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in their own homes. Their needs may be medical, nursing, social, therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.
Home care services can be provided in the client’s home, which is any place they define as “home.” This may be a single-family dwelling, apartment, assisted living facility, group home, residential housing facility, adult day care, or congregate living environment in which the client's basic needs are met.
When is home care beneficial?
Home care is the most-often requested type of health care service for those recuperating from an illness or surgery, or as an alternative to long-term institutional care. Home care is beneficial when it allows the client privacy and empowers clients and family to manage their health needs on an ongoing basis. Family members often require additional support and education in order to provide the best possible care for their loved one.
Home care is determined to be valuable when the client care is provided safely within the physical means of the environment and safety of the client.
Q: How does Home Care work?
A: Skilled home care offers restorative services to help people recover from an acute illness, or manage a chronic illness. These services are offerred based on meeting criteria.
Q: What is the purpose of home care?
A: To offer personal and specialized care that help individuals maintain their independence, while relying on the expertise of trained professionals.
Q: How do I qualify for skilled home care services?
A: To qualify you must be under the care of a physician, the physician must certify that you have a skilled need (meaning you need a RN, or physical therapist), that you are homebound (difficult for you to leave the home), and the physician must write an order for those services.
Q: Who pays for home care services?
A: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Work Comp, and some LTC Insurance.
Q: How often does a home care professional come to the home?
A: Visits are intermittent. Most visits are once a day a few days a week depending on how many services are involved. The visit usually lasts from 1-2 hours in length.
Q: What Makes Guardian Angels † Elim Home Care and Hospice Different?
A: We are a Christian non-profit organization that provides services at an affordable price. In addition, we are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and Medicare certified. Our clinicians are Chronic Disease Management Certified.
We can provide non skilled private pay services as well (bath visit, med set-up, homemaking).
**If you do not qualify for services covered by Medicare or insurance, you have the option to pay privately for custodial services. Click on the "Private Duty" tab for more information or Call 763-241-0654.