Medical Social Services in Las Vegas
Our social service professionals are called in to help offer a comprehensive plan of care for all patients making sure all of their medical needs are met while providing a smooth transition.
Our home health care agency’s medical social services will help provide you highly useful real-world services that deal with all aspects of your loved one’s patient care needs.
Learn more about our Medical Social Services Program
We accept Medicare for home health care services.
How Medical Social Services Works
Receive the assistance of someone who can serve as a bridge between the patient and medical staff. They will help meet all the patient’s varied and specific needs as they face a chronic or temporary illness.
This may encompass a basic care plan while in the home health program whether short-term or long-term services are anticipated.
The Medical Social Services Provider
Medical social services are provided by highly trained social workers. All staff has an extensive background in the field as well as an advanced degree. They will conduct an assessment once the patient is admitted to the home care program.
This includes an examination of their medical history and background as well as their present circumstances.
What Services are Included
With medical social services, we’re able to offer patients in Las Vegas help with a wide array of services. This can include help through emotional barriers such as depression or looking at the patient’s long-term residence.
This is done in order to make sure that nothing exists that will impede their ability to move around and perform basic tasks. Staff provides full support every step of the way.
The medical social services professional may also work directly with other members of the patient’s family in order to help them be a more effective support system. The end result is intended to be a comprehensive plan that accounts for the patient’s special needs.
If you want to make a smoother transition from the hospital back into your own home, or if you simply need help coordinating the efforts of your medical needs, our compassionate team is ready to help.
Home health care must be ordered by a Nevada Board Certified MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Referrals can be made via a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or anywhere else an MD or DO practices.
In order for a patient to sign on, Sonoma Home Health requires 3 things:
- The MD/DO order for home health
- Patient information (such as name, address, and phone number)
- Medical history and physical
Each patient receives intermittent skilled care; the frequency is determined based on a care plan that’s determined after an evaluation has been completed. During each visit, the patient will be visited by clinicians (skilled nurses) for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances will cover home health. Our expert financial staff can help with the process of determining your specific benefits.
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, and food preparation. Home health can provide home health aides on a limited basis depending on diagnosis and need, but it isn’t long-term and must be in conjunction with a need for skilled nursing based on a doctor’s referral.
Medication. Prescriptions are not covered by home health.