At Health Care Unlimited (HCU), every patient is important, regardless of the complexity of care, age, or payer source. Our commitment to the patients and to the integrity of our business drives the daily mission of team members.
While our primary goal is to help patients and their families regain some or most of their independence from a medical condition, there are programs HCU offers that are designed to assist patients, health care professionals and family members of patients which have a progressive medical condition. Ultimately, these programs are designed to help mitigate the loss of an independent lifestyle and bring comfort in the knowledge that there is another helping hand concerned about the patient’s wellbeing.
Home health care includes a broad range of periodic or intermittent skilled nursing care including education and disease management, and other skilled care services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Services may also include medical social services or assistance from a home health aide.
As part of any Senior Care Program, our Infusion Pharmacy is standing by to provide patients with access to medications that are delivered using intravenous therapy through an access device such as peripheral needles or central IV lines.
Therapy for patients with physical (PT), occupational (OT), and speech and language (ST) needs is available in the home. PT improves mobility, range of motion, muscle strength, reduces chronic pain and restores balance and coordination. OT increases independence with everyday living and household tasks such as eating, grooming and dressing. ST assists patients with difficulty swallowing or other memory problems as well as learning/regaining the ability to communicate.
Geriatric Private Duty Care is available for those who require skilled (professionally licensed) or custodial (non-medical) care. Non-medical care can be provided by a nurse, but is most often provided by assistive personnel such as nursing assistants, companions, sitters or attendants. Private Duty services provide care from 4 to 24 hours per day and can be paid by Medicaid, long-term health and insurance plans as well as individual private pay.
Attendant Services are personal care and assistance services provided to a client with functional limitations due to a medical condition. Services can be custodial in nature as well as skilled depending on the client’s qualifications and conditions. Typical services include assistance with activities of daily living.
As the Director of Skilled Nursing Services, Nilda Sanchez oversees the departments where clinicians are employed, such as Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and supervises the care of all patients at Health Care Unlimited. Ms. Sanchez’s home care management experience spans Private Duty Nursing and Skilled Intermittent Care for seniors, adults, children and infants. Ms. Sanchez attended University of Texas-Brownsville where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Ms. Sanchez brings broad post-acute healthcare knowledge and over 17 years of experience working as an RN.
Senior Home Health Care also known as Geriatric 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. These “skilled” visits serve as part of a health care intervention regimen designed to help stabilize and monitor the patient with the expectation of returning them to an independent lifestyle where he/she or their caregiver(s) can continue to manage their care under the supervision of their physician. Geriatric is a medical classification typically given to an elderly person usually above the age of 65.
Our geriatric home care team work to help elderly patients 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:
Senior Home Health Care is a health care benefit typically covered under Medicare, commercial (private) health insurance plans as well as several Medicaid Programs. Health Care Unlimited accepts the following Senior Services payment methods:
Geriatric private duty services in the home care setting are characterized by long-term care needs of seniors 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 a geriatric patient by registered nurses (RNs).
Geriatric nurses need effective assessment skills. They must know the differences in development from adult to elderly. Our nurses are compassionate and empathetic, sensitive to patient’s needs, and be able to teach parents. Nurses also provide follow-up information to families for insulin, oxygen use, nebulizer use, and other treatments. HCU pharmacists can provide any special IVs and drugs a patient needs.
Elderly patients with progressive medical conditions, which are manageable but not curable, often require daily assistance due to cognitive and functional limitations and/or degeneration. Their quality of life is so much better thanks to the continuum of care HCU geriatric 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:
Geriatric Private Duty Service is a health care benefit typically covered under commercial (private) long-term care health insurance plans and some Medicaid Programs; Health Care Unlimited also accepts Private Payment for providing these services. Health Care Unlimited accepts the following Geriatric Private Duty payment methods:
To request more information on Geriatric Private Duty Services, please submit the form below.
For senior patients requiring constant supervision or assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing and light meal preparation, Health Care Unlimited offers Senior Attendant Services. Senior 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:
Senior 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:
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.
When you select Health Care Unlimited as your care provider you benefit from:
Health Care Unlimited via telephone at 1-800-825-7780, via email Care@hcuinc.com, or fill out the form below.