Optimal Home Health is a community-based leading home health agency in Central California providing top notch services in Kern, Fresno and Tulare Counties. Since our inception in 1993, we have been providing professional, dedicated and compassionate home health care to chronically ill patients and elders. Today Optimal is one of the largest providers of home health services in the area. We sympathize with, and understand the challenges of mature adults and our goal is to ensure that our patients receive the help they need at home, to maintain a safe, independent, and enjoyable lifestyle. This dedication and focus on patient care has allowed us to emerge as a reliable and trustworthy home health care agency in Central California.
We at Optimal take pride in our history, quality care and investment in the local community. Our team of well qualified and experienced skilled nurses, medical social workers and certified home health aides are focused on helping patients recover / manage their medical conditions, and stay safe within their home. We provide the best-in-class physical therapy and occupational therapy services that are well known for helping patients rehabilitate and return to their normal lifestyle, routine and level of activities thereby making a difference when it matters most. We also have a team of specialized and trained speech therapists who provide effective speech therapy and help in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, dysarthria, apraxia and speech disorders among other things.
Our qualified team of registered nurses and therapists consistently help manage a patient’s condition and symptoms within the familiar and comfortable environment of their own home, allowing them to maintain their independence to manage their daily activities of living. Our patient care plan programs are oriented towards:
- Preventing unwanted hospital visits
- Improving their quality of life
- Mitigating risk of fall
- Offering self-management techniques
- Providing education on their medical condition and medication management
- Coordinating between healthcare providers and community services
Whether you have a senior facing challenges due to the aging process or a loved one who is critically ill, and requires compassionate and skilled home health care, we are your preferred home health agency in Central California.
Optimal Home Health is a leading home health agency operating in Central California providing services in Kern, Fresno and Tulare counties. We are passionate about providing professional and best quality home health services to our patients. By offering specialized home health care accompanied with constant monitoring, we help our patients improve their quality of life and allow them to function better.
Our Home Health Nurses are skilled to take care of our patients’ medical needs including wound care, disease management, medication management, IV administration, infusion therapy, ostomy & colostomy care, enteral feedings, catheter care, home safety evaluations.
Our Home Health Physical Therapists specialize in assisting our patients in improving their quality of life after a surgery or stroke, improving balance and gait issues, preventing falls, improving mobility and endurance, allowing seniors to live and maintain an independent and safe lifestyle within their homes.
Our Home Health Occupational Therapists are available to help improve, regain, and develop our patients’ ability to perform everyday activities of living. They also perform work capacity evaluations for patients who plan to return to work.
Our Home Health Speech Therapists are certified and trained to develop and implement treatment programs to address dysarthria or apraxia of speech, and also treat feeding and swallowing difficulties due to dysphagia.
Home Health Aides
Our Home Health Aides are equipped to offer support and assistance with patients’ day to day activities and personal care like bathing, dressing, oral hygiene. The focus remains to promote quality of life, continuity and safty at home.
Medical Social Services
Our Medical Social Workers help patients restore balance in their personal, family and social life. They help in connecting patients and their families with community resources and counsel them to find ways to financially and emotionally manage with an illness.
We Specialize In
When recovering from a cardiac procedure or living with conditions like congestive heart failure or high blood pressure, additional care is required to manage day to day activities. Our skilled nursing team provides specialized cardiac care aimed at helping patients regain independence and live their life to their fullest potential.
It is common to experience discomfort, pain, and lack of mobility post-surgery. We provide one of the best Orthopedic Care in Central California, and our team of dedicated and well-trained Physical Therapists help our patients regain their strength, mobility and flexibility post a surgery to help them return to their pre-operative daily routine and activity level.
We also specialize in Wound Care. Our skilled Nursing team works alongside our therapists to help patients reduce the risk of developing complications and avoid wound infection post-surgery. Our Wound Care Specialist Nurses also focus on preventing, and treating, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and stasis ulcers.
Other Care Offered
Medication Education and Management
Surgical after care
PICC/Central Lines Care
Infectious Disease Management
Optimal Home Health currently services the following counties in Central California.
Why Choose us
Optimal Home Health is a Medicare-certified agency and has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC).
Optimal is licensed to provide skilled professional services under the
direction of your physician, in Kern, Fresno, Tulare Counties. Whether you have a senior who desires to regain or maintain his/her independence or a critically ill patient who needs specialized and compassionate home health care, we provide the appropriate level of supportive care and extremely professional home health services.
What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care refers to medical services that are provided to a patient within the comfort of his or her home, under the supervision of the prescribing physician. Home Health is a cost- effective alternative to hospitalization or any other institutional care. This kind of care is based on the individuals’ needs as ordered and directed by his or her physician. Our team of licensed professionals including registered nurses, therapists, social workers, and certified home health aides formulate a plan of care suited to the patient’s specific needs and provide care under the supervision of the patient’s physician. If you are looking for home health care for your loved ones, it is best to look for a trusted home health agency that provides a range of home health care services to patients.
What are the benefits of Home Health Care?
One of the primary benefits of Home Health Care is that care is provided to the patient within the comfort and familiar surroundings of his/her home with support from family and friends.
By delivering care directly at a patient’s home, expensive hospital bills are avoided.
In the case of elder care, Home Health services can also be provided at an adult foster home, assisted living or long term nursing home.
The added benefits for seniors include:
• Support , guidance and education to help manage their condition
• Speedy recovery from illness or injury
• Regaining independence over time at home
• Becoming as self-sufficient as possible
• Maintaining current condition or level of functions
• Slowing the decline of serious conditions
What does Homebound mean?
Homebound means that a patient’s condition prevents him or her from leaving home or leaving home requires a taxing effort and the assistance of another person/s or medical equipment such as a walker, wheelchair, crutches or a cane.
Who qualifies for Home Health?
In order to qualify for Home Health, the patient:
• Should be Homebound and this must be certified by the physician recommending home health
• Must be under the care of a doctor who orders home health services
• Should require intermittent skilled nursing, physical or occupational therapy
Is Home Health Care covered by Medicare?
Home Health Care is covered by Medicare; a patient must meet the following requirements:
• Be considered “Homebound” according to the Medicare definition
• Require part-time or intermittent skilled care to improve, maintain, prevent, or further slow the progression of an existing condition
• Be under the care of a medical doctor who prescribes home health care (a patient must have documentation of an in-person visit with said doctor (Face to Face Encounter) either three months before starting home health care or within one month of when home health care begins)
Medicare covers skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Depending on a patient’s needs, additional services like medical social services, durable medical equipment, medical supplies, and other in-home services may also be covered.
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