Home Health Care in the Spokane Region
Regaining health following an accident, surgery, stroke, or chronic illness is often best accomplished in your own home. Sunshine provides the medical side of home care through our compassionate staff.
Sunshine Home Health believes that healing and well-being are best achieved when a patient's familiar home lifestyle is maintained during treatment. At-home rehabilitation therapy is extremely beneficial because people are surrounded by family, friends, neighbors, and even pets; allowing their minds and bodies to focus on healing. Parents can get the help they need without it weighing on their children's minds.
While in the comfort of the patient's home, our nurses, therapists, and home health aides provide mom or dad with the specialized in-home health care and treatment they need. Some of the services that we provide are: fall prevention; mobility and balance skills; diabetes management; wound care; medication management; IV infusion and tube feedings; cognitive and memory strategies; speech therapy and swallowing exercises; nutrition and diet education; community service connections; medical social work services.
Our local nurses are also available by phone 24 hours a day to answer questions or concerns. Secure technologies help us streamline our process to concentrate our focus on the patient — and not on paperwork.
Sunshine Home Health can also serve as an intermediary between patients and their insurance companies to minimize any undue stress. Contact Sunshine Home Health to learn more about our home health services and how to get started on the path to healing and well-being without leaving your home.
Specialty Home Health Programs
Sunshine Home Health's Firm Footing Program is focused on safe mobility and fall prevention and takes into account current mobility, vestibular impairments, and peripheral neuropathy. We assess every person for fall risk upon admission and immediately act on that fall risk is identified.
Firm Footing is an evidence-based treatment program, designed to help decrease a person's fall risk. It utilizes tests and measures that have been associated with identifying fall risk and appropriate treatment measures. These results are used to develop a customized treatment program to meet the needs of each person. Patients go through a three-level exercise program and progress through these as indicated and tolerated, resulting in a unique program tailored for each person to address their specific deficits. Many Sunshine clinicians are specially trained in vestibular rehab and screen patients for vestibular impairments. Once identified, treatment is provided for this as well.
All patients are also screened for sensory changes due to peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is very common and often related to chemotherapy, diabetes, or other conditions. Our very experienced physical and occupational therapy team implements the right assessment and treatment tools directed at improved balance, strength, and confidence to maximize function and minimize falls.
Medicare-Certified Home Health Care
Home health provides skilled care to help people regain health and mobility while they remain at home. Medicare Certified Home Health requires a prescription from a physician and is covered by a person's medical insurance benefit. It is often called "Medicare Certified" even when a person is not of Medicare age because most insurance companies have the same guidelines as Medicare.
A person must need intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy to qualify for this benefit. Short term bathing assistance and Social Services are also covered while a patient receives skilled nursing services. A person must be homebound where it is a taxing effort to leave home and usually requires assistance. For more detailed information see the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services site. Note, private duty, custodial care, companion care, and transportation are not covered by Medicare and most medical insurance plans.
There are many Home Care companies in Spokane County and navigating the path of covered services can be overwhelming. We can help. For more information about Home Care and/or Private Duty Care, please contact one of our transition or outreach coordinators (509) 321-9050.
How Can We Help?
Each person is unique in their needs. We'd love to talk with you about how we can customize the care and treatment of you or a loved one. Please give us a call at the phone number below.
Sunshine Home Health
10410 E 9th Ave Bldg B
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Fax: (509) 924-3343
Additional Sunshine Services Include:
- Enhanced Assisted Living
- Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy)
- Adult Family Homes
- Memory Care — Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care
- Mental and Behavioral Health Care