Post Acute Care Services

home-care

Post Acute Care is a relatively new term to providers and patients. At Grand View Health, Post Acute Care encompasses four distinct service lines: Home Care, Hospice, Palliative Care and Grand View Medical Company. These services can work together in a variety of combinations, or individually, dependent upon the patient’s needs. This information serves to explain both the differences and similarities among the services.

Home Care

is provided by registered nurses, social workers, home health aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Services are ordered by a physician for patients who meet the homebound criteria defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). To meet criteria patients must:

  • Because of illness or injury, need the aid of a supportive device; the use of special transportation; or the assistance of another person in order to leave their residence OR
  • Have a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated
  • Have a normal inability to leave their home AND
  • Require a considerable and taxing effort

The criteria does not require patients to be “bed bound”, nor does it disqualify them if they leave the home
provided the absence is infrequent or of short duration (i.e. a religious service, a trip to the hairdresser, special family events and medical treatments). For further details visit www.cms.gov.

For more information, contact Grand View Home Care at 215-453-4265.

Grand View Hospice

Hospice care is provided to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less who are no longer receiving curative treatment. Care can continue after that time frame if the physician determines the patient still meets criteria. Hospice utilizes a holistic approach to treatment including, but not limited to, skilled nursing and therapies, social work, chaplains, hospice aides and volunteers. A host of complimentary services are offered, including reflexology, music therapy and pet therapy. Patients do not need to be homebound to receive care.

For more information, contact Grand View Hospice Care at 215-453-4210.

Grand View Palliative Care

Palliative care is a means of symptom management for patients with a variety of chronic conditions. Patients do not need to have a terminal diagnosis or be homebound to receive Palliative Care; in fact, patients with progressive diseases can continue to pursue aggressive treatment while receiving Palliative Care, including Home Care. Palliative Care reduces re-hospitalization for patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and chronic pain.

For more information, contact Grand View Palliative Care at 215-453-4118.

Grand View Medical Equipment

is a full-service durable medical equipment (DME) provider, supplying oxygen, hospital beds, ambulatory aids, enteral supplies, CPAP/BiPAPS and more. Respiratory Therapists provide CPAP/BiPAP mask fittings and follow up. In addition, an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) can evaluate patients for complex and power wheelchairs. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with free same-day delivery, set-up and instruction.

For additional information, please call the Grand View Medical Company at 215-249-4600.