Home Safety Assessment
GrandCare provides home safety assessments to ensure patients’ safety.
GrandCare’s clinicians are trained to provide home safety assessments.
GrandCare’s team of skilled clinicians specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation. Home safety assessments are an integral part of the recovery process when healing from an orthopedic procedure. GrandCare’s clinicians are trained to ensure that the home environment is properly set up for an individual recovering from a surgery or medical setback.
Our team provides care directly within the comfort of a patient’s home following a surgery or medical setback. Research has shown that most people are healthy and safe enough to go home following a hip or knee replacement surgery. People who go home after surgery instead of a rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility often achieve a faster recovery rate. There is also a lower risk of adverse events such as infection, wound healing problems and readmission to the hospital if people go home after their hospital stay. GrandCare’s team of skilled medical professionals is passionate about helping patients get back to living a normal, independent lifestyle.
What is a home safety assessment?
A home safety assessment is an evaluation of the home environment in order to identify and eliminate hazards. These evaluations are completed by a licensed healthcare professional. A home safety assessment will include looking at lighting, flooring, stairways, bathrooms, kitchens, furniture and appliances to ensure the patient is safe to move about the home.
Why do people need a home safety assessment?
A home safety assessment is important to ensure the safety of an individual in the home environment.
What are the benefits of a home safety assessment?
Home safety assessments help to ensure that a patient can go about daily activities of living in a safe environment. These assessments help to provide a plan of action for how to set up the home environment in the safest way for an individual’s needs.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists
Providing rehab for patients after surgery is our specialty. We know orthopedics and it is approximately 90% of the patients that we provide care for. We have optimized our therapy program to provide our patients with a safe and speedy recovery.
Our team consists of skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers and home health aides supervised by a dedicated and experienced clinical management team. Our team works closely with each patient, their family, and their physician to develop a plan of care that is customized to the needs of every patient.
We specialize in Orthopedic Rehabilitation as this is our clinician’s expertise. Our team consists of over 150 clinicians across Southern California. Our in-house therapy team is led by Area Directors of Therapy Services; our directors require therapists to have experience in orthopedics, home health, home exercise programs, special precautions, and manual therapy. Each physical therapists’ competencies are signed off by the Area Director of Therapy Services. Most of our therapists are Doctors of Physical Therapy with years of experience treating orthopedic and spine patients.
Our team of nurses have experience in supporting post-acute orthopedic patients in the home through performing comprehensive patient assessments, observing, teaching, training, managing, and evaluating patient specific health needs to ensure a successful recovery. Our nurse’s competencies are signed off by our Director of Patient Care Services for each location to meet best practices and ensure quality patient care.
Are Home Health Services Covered by Insurance?
The Home health benefit is included in most Medicare, HMO, Worker’s Comp and Commercial insurance plans. Click below for a free consultation to see if your plan is covered.
Areas We Serve.
Proudly Serving the Following Communities:
We are available for patients in all metropolitan areas of Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.
Alhambra | Beverly Hills | Burbank | Downey | Glendale | Huntington Park | Inglewood | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Malibu | Manhattan Beach | Pasadena | Pomona | Redondo Beach | Santa Clarita | Santa Monica | Sierra Madre | South Gate | South Pasadena | Temple City | Torrance | Walnut | West Covina | West Hollywood | Whittier
What Can You Expect?
GrandCare will send a Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist within 24-48 hours of discharge from the hospital or outpatient surgery center.
Upon admission, we will begin education, wound care and medication management. We outline interventions, outcomes, home exercise programs and patient education customized to your physician’s preferences.
Based on individual need and physician preferences, a GrandCare clinician will visit you per your physician instructions. Visits will happen less often as you improve.
Patients are typically discharged to outpatient physical therapy when your doctor feels it is safe to do so.
Here are the most frequently asked questions and answers we get.
Home health services enable patients to rehabilitate in the comfort of their own residence. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Home health is prescribed by a doctor when an individual is recently discharged from a hospital or long-term care facility. The doctor will determine the need for nursing or therapy services at home.
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine focusing on the care of the musculoskeletal system made up of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. The most common orthopedic surgeries include:
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- ACL Surgery
- Shoulder Replacement
- Joint Fusion
Home Health provides skilled care by licensed medical professionals such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist or skilled nurse. This type of care is typically prescribed by a doctor following hospitalization or an injury. The cost of Home Health services is covered by most insurance plans. The services offered typically include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Skilled nursing
- Mobility Training
- Wound care
- Medication management
Home Care provides help for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This is unskilled care, and the cost is not covered by most insurance plans. Home Care services include:
- Care Companionship
- Meal Planning and Preparation
- Errands and Grocery Shopping
- Medication Oversight
- Light Housekeeping, Laundry
- Bathing and Dressing
- Incontinence Assistance and Toileting
- Assistance with Bill Paying
- Transportation services
The combination of Home Health and Home Care services can be beneficial for some individuals by providing a holistic approach ensuring that both their medical and daily needs are met.
Home health services are prescribed by a physician when a patient is homebound following a surgery or medical setback. Home health therapy exercises are less advanced and are focused on restoring functional mobility to be able to do activities of daily living (transfer, bathing, dressing, grooming) without any falls or injuries. These exercises are focused on restoring the patient’s range of motion (ROM) and ambulation so that they are no longer homebound and can transition to outpatient therapy.
Outpatient therapy services are provided after home health is complete. Patients are no longer considered homebound and are a few weeks post-operative. These exercises are more advanced and are focused on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability and balance.
The Home health benefit is included in most Medicare, HMO and Commercial insurance plans. In some cases, there may be a co-pay.
To receive home health services, a physician must prescribe the need for the care and certify that the patient is homebound. A patient will be considered homebound if they have a condition or injury that restricts their ability to leave their place of residence without the aid of supportive devices or the use of special transportation. If you think that you or a loved one may benefit from home health services, contact your physician’s office.
See how GrandCare compares to other home health agencies here using the Medicare Care Compare tool.
Yes. All patients have the right to control the care that is provided to them. This includes choosing the provider that renders the care. Your choice must be honored. You can ask your physician or hospital discharge planner about home health services and inform them that you would like to choose GrandCare if you prefer our services.
- Recognized as the leading Orthopedic In-Home Rehab agency in Southern California
- Consistent 5-Star CMS Ratings
- Proven to provide high quality, cost-effective patient care
- 200+ 5-star reviews on Yelp and Google from previous patients
- In-house therapy team specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation
- Single point of contact with dedicated case managers
- Continuum of care between physicians and post-acute care settings
- Home Care Elite status
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