Home Care

 

  • Home HealthHome health covers a ten-county area. We service Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln counties.  Skilled care is a service provided to meet the medical needs of patients of all ages ranging from observation and assessment of medical conditions, communication with attending physicians and healthcare providers to providing medical skills that include medication management, intravenous infusion, wound care and physical therapy.  All of these services are performed in the patient’s residence.

 

  • Personal Care – Personal care services are hands-on assistance with activities for daily living (ADL’s), feeding, toileting, selecting proper attire, grooming, maintaining continence, dressing and bathing.

 

  • Respite Care – Respite Care insures safety, improves general welfare and assists clients in avoiding institutionalization. This service provides the caregiver a break from the stress of caregiving.

 

  • ARChoices in Homecare –
    • Homemaker – Homemaker services provide basic upkeep and maintenance of the home and household assistance such as: menu planning, laundry, meal preparation, simple household tasks, essential shopping and errands.
    • Adult Companion – Adult companion services include non-medical care, supervision and socialization services provided to an adult who is functionally impaired. Companions may assist or supervise the individual with such tasks as meal preparation, laundry and shopping.
    • Agency Attendant Care – Agency attendant care assists with the tasks of daily living based on need and approved by a physician. The agency supervises the attendant.

 

  • Case Management – Case management is a collaborative process of assessing, planning, facilitating, evaluating and advocating on behalf of individuals going through difficult situations. The case manager helps to address needs through available resources.  Case management is available in all ten of the counties we service.

 

  • Case Management Resources:
    • Power to Care is a service offered during selected times of the year to assist with electric bills
    • SNAP is the food stamp program. Case managers can assist with the application process.
    • Adult Protective Services (APS) is an agency to assist an individual in extreme need, in an unsafe environment or in a life-threatening situation.
    • Client Representation is a service where the case manager provides assistance with applications for state and federal programs.
    • SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) provides free one-on-one counseling, education and information to individuals receiving or about to receive Medicare. SHIIP is funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Information is available to answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues.  Based on your income, you may qualify for financial assistance with your insurance premiums.
    • ARChoices:
      • Homemaker
      • Adult Companion
      • Agency Attendant Care
      • PERS (Emergency Response Systems)
      • Targeted Case Management (TCM) is a service provided to qualified individuals through the Medicaid program. A case manager is assigned to assist in carrying out the goals on your care plan to meet your needs.
  • Ombudsman – The Ombudsman program is an advocacy program for individuals in nursing homes, adult day cares, assisted living facilities and other residential care facilities. If you think your rights, the rights of a loved one or friend have been violated, call the regional ombudsman in your area.

 

 

  • Community Services – Community services are for individuals that are 60 years old, disabled or veterans. Community services assist with the needs of individuals through the use of community resources, support groups and fan drives.  The Alzheimer’s Support Groups and the Crime Victim’s Support Groups meet monthly.  The Alzheimer’s Support Group educates caregivers and the community about this complex disease.  Guest speakers discuss techniques and life experiences to help individuals understand the disease, prevent caregiver burnout, provide cognitive stimulation and maintain mental and physical health.

 

  • Information and Assistance – This program provides free information and guidance pertaining to services and programs available to assist the older and disabled individuals. Our goal is to match needs with programs, services and resources in the area.

 

  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) – PERS is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, in-home electronic support system that provides two-way verbal and electronic communication with an emergency control center. It enables individuals who are elderly or homebound to secure immediate help in the event of a physical, emotional or environmental emergency.