HCU Adult Care Overview

Whether recovering from an accident, a surgical procedure or treating a medical condition, more and more adults 18 to 55 are utilizing home health benefits. Our health care system is constantly under social and financial pressure to move patients through the health care system faster, help them regain their independence and place the patient back in their home. Home care makes this even more possible today.

The focus of home care is to help the patient and family transition to the home environment and provide supplemental and, in some cases, reeducation of important elements of their hospital education they may have missed.

What to Expect

Studies have shown that recovery occurs faster in the home. Within 48 hours of being released from the hospital, a trained Health Care Unlimited licensed professional will come to your home and conduct a thorough assessment. It will assist us to better take care of you or your loved ones.

Family Involvement

The family is an important part of your recovery, and Health Care Unlimited teaches them procedures and techniques to help you manage your condition and, in some cases, improve your recovery.

Home Health Care
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Adult Home Health Care

Adult Home Health Care also known as Skilled Intermittent Service is characterized as a service in which a skilled health care professional such as a Registered Nurse (RN) and others listed below, visit the patient’s home to provide periodic (intermittent) care for a short timeframe. The “skilled” visits serve as part of a health care regimen designed to help stabilize and monitor the patient with the expectation of returning them to the independent lifestyle where he/she or their caregiver(s) can continue to manage their care under the supervision of their physician.

Our home care team work to help the patient reach their maximum potential for clinical and skilled care independence. They focus on long-term and skilled chronic or post-acute care, medical illness, diseases, and conditions where skilled nursing procedures may need to be performed in the home and/or taught to a family or caregiver.

Skilled health care professionals available through Health Care Unlimited Include:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Speech Therapist (ST)
  • Respiratory Therapist (RT)
  • Licensed Dietician
  • Medical Social Worker
Typical Nursing Services Include:
  • IV Infusions: antibiotics, hydration, and total parental nutrition (TPN)
  • Central Line Care: PICC Lines, Broviacs, CVL’s and port-a-caths
  • Wound Care and Negative Pressure Therapy
  • Medication Teaching
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Apnea and Pulse Oximetry Monitoring
  • Bladder Catheterization
  • Ventilator Patient Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Gastrostomy Tube Care
  • Ileostomy Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
Home Health Funding Coverage

Adult Home Health Care is a health care benefit typically covered under Medicare, commercial (private) health insurance plans as well as some Medicaid Programs. Health Care Unlimited accepts the following Adult Home Health Services payment methods:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • STAR+Plus Program Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
    • Cigna HealthSpring
    • Superior Health Plan
    • Molina Healthcare of Texas
  • Several Private Insurance Plans (Click Here for Insurance List)
  • Private Payment
 
 
Private Duty Services
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Adult Private Duty Services

What are Adult Private Duty Services?

Adult Private Duty services in the home care setting are characterized by long-term care needs of adults or families. These services can be paid privately or covered under insurance plans. Skill level can range from “sitter services” provided by a personal attendant to 24-hour skilled nursing care provided to an adult patient by registered nurses (RNs).

Nurses need effective assessment skills. They must know the differences associated with the changes that an illness or chronic condition brings. Our nurses are compassionate and empathetic, sensitive to patient’s needs, and be able to teach family members and caregivers. Nurses also provide critical information to physicians for any ongoing treatments. Additionally, HCU pharmacists can provide any special IVs and drugs a patient needs.

Adult patients with chronic conditions, which are manageable but not curable, often require tracheal tubes and feeding tubes. Both the patient and their caregivers find that it is impossible to manage such care without an extra set of helpful hands from a professional nursing team. The quality of life for the patient is so much better thanks to the continuum of care HCU nurses provide as they coordinate with doctors, hospitalists and other primary caregivers.

Health care professionals available through Health Care Unlimited’s Private Duty Program Include:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
  • Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA)
  • Personal Care Attendants
  • Homemaker
  • Companion/Sitter
  • Nanny
  • Live-in Companion
Adult Private Duty Services

Typical Adult Private Duty Services provided to patients needing the following:

  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Apnea and Pulse Oximetry Monitoring
  • Bladder Catheterization and Care
  • Ventilator Patient Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Gastrostomy Tube Care
  • Ileostomy Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Quadriplegic Care
  • Bedridden patient care
  • Personal Care
  • Transferring and Ambulation
  • Light Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Light Chores
  • Grocery Shopping/Errands
  • Medication Reminders
  • Companionship
  • Reading and Conversation
  • Answering the Telephone
  • Escort to Appointments
  • Managing Mail and Bills
  • Respite Care
  • Skilled Nursing
Adult Private Duty Services Funding Coverage

Adult Private Duty Service is a health care benefit typically covered under commercial (private) long-term care health insurance plans and several Medicaid Programs; Health Care Unlimited also accepts Private Payment for providing these services. Health Care Unlimited accepts the following Private Duty payment methods:

  • Medicaid
  • STAR+Plus Program Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
    • Cigna HealthSpring
    • Superior Health Plan
    • Molina Healthcare of Texas
  • Long-Term Private Insurance Plans (Click Here for Insurance List)
  • Private Payment
 
 
Attendant Services
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What are Adult Attendant Services?

For adult patients requiring constant adult supervision, Health Care Unlimited offers Adult Attendant Services. Adult Attendant Services can range from companionship to assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and eating. Additionally, this care can be provided by a Personal Care Attendant or a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Health care professionals available through Health Care Unlimited’s Attendant services include:

  • Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA)
  • Personal Care Attendants
Adult Attendant Services

Typical Adult Attendant Services provided to patients needing the following:

  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Bedridden Patient Care
  • Personal Care
  • Transferring and Ambulation
  • Light Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Light Chores
  • Grocery Shopping/Errands
  • Medication Reminders
  • Companionship
  • Reading and Conversation
  • Answering the Telephone
  • Escort to Appointments
  • Managing Mail and Bills
  • Respite Care
Adult Attendant Services Funding Coverage

Adult Attendant Services is a benefit typically covered under Medicaid Programs; Health Care Unlimited also accepts Private Payment for providing these services. Some long-term health plans may provide coverage as well. Health Care Unlimited may accept the following methods for this service:

  • Medicaid
  • STAR+Plus Program Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
    • Cigna HealthSpring
    • Superior Health Plan
    • Molina Healthcare of Texas
  • Long-Term Private Insurance Plans (Click Here for Insurance List)
  • Private Payment
 
 
Payer and Insurance List

It is our belief at Health Care Unlimited, that our role in providing home care to our community spans much farther than a handful of payers. We pride ourselves in being one of the few home care agencies in South Texas that accepts a large number of payers. By accepting more payers we are closer to achieving our goal in providing quality care to as many individuals and families as possible within communities we serve.

Medicare (Advantage/PFFS/HMO)
  • Blue Cross PPS
  • Aetna PPS
  • Bravo Health Texas Inc.
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • First Health Life PPS
  • Health Net
  • Health Springs(Medicare)
  • Humana ERS
  • Humana Gold
  • Humana PFFS
  • Pyramid Life Insurance Co
  • Secure Horizon
  • Well Care
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
Medicare Traditional (Palmetto GBA)

Medicaid TMHP Traditional

Medicaid (Managed Care/Star & Star+Plus)
  • Driscoll Children's Health Plan
  • Evercare of Texas
  • Health Springs (BRAVO)
  • Molina Healthcare of Texas
  • Superior
  • United Healthcare
Private Insurance
  • AAG
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AIG Claims
  • American National
  • American Sentinel Insurance
  • Anthem Insurance Companies
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • BCBS of Texas
  • Benefit Bakers Administration
  • Benefit Planners
  • Boon Chapmon
  • Caremark, Inc.
  • Central Reserve Life
  • ChampaVA
  • Christus Spohn Corpus Christi
  • Community Care
  • Conseco Health Insurance
  • Conventry Healthcare
  • Coram Health Care
  • Corinthian Care Group
  • Critical Care Systems
  • Extavia Support Program
  • First Health
  • Fiserv
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • GEHA
  • Gentiva
  • Goldern Rule Insurance Company
  • Group and Pension Administrators, Inc.
  • Harrington Benefit Services, Inc.
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Management Services
  • Healthsmart Insurance
  • Homelink
  • Humana Military
  • Humana PPO
  • JL Specialties Co
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Loyal American
  • MD Anderson Hospital
  • Mercy Health Plan
  • Meritain Health
  • MS Lifelines
  • MSC
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Nations Health Link
  • Nueces County Health Care
  • Orion Marine Contruction
  • Pacificare
  • Paraon Infusion Care
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Healthcare
  • Process One TPA
  • Proherant
  • Prudential Insurance
  • Rx Crossroads Pharmacutical
  • Sphon Employee Group
  • State Farm Insurance
  • State Mutual Insurance Comp.
  • STVHCS Audie Murphy
  • Texas Mutual Insurance
  • Texas True Choice
  • TML IEBP
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Tricare
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Humana
  • United HealthCare
  • Universal Health Care, Inc.
  • Universal Health Insurance
  • UTMB Dept Care Mgmt
  • VA TX Valley Coastal Bend
  • Wasau
  • WEB TPA
  • Zurich
Choosing HCU as your Care Provider

When you select Health Care Unlimited as your care provider you benefit from:

  • Caring Staff: dedicated employees who understand your needs.
  • Stability: Built on a solid foundation of Health Care ethics for over 27 years.
  • Quality:Held the prestigious Joint Commission Accreditation for over 18 years.
  • Responsibility: HCU has a friendly environment that generously gives back to the community we care for.
  • Education Sessions for our Providers.
  • Vast Coverage: We have an HCU office or Site conveniently located near you.
  • Choice: In good standing with all Managed Care partners as well as other payers, such as: HealthSpring, Superior Health Plan, Molina Health Care, Driscoll Health Plan, Traditional Medicaid, Traditional Medicare, MDCP & CCP, Other major insurance providers, HMOs, and Advantage Plans
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