Home Health Services

At-Home Healthcare

Allied Services Home Health brings medical care to you in the comfort of your own home. By integrating almost 30 years of nursing and rehabilitation experience, Allied Services aims to restore you to your optimal health and physical functions. Our goal is to help you live independently, as safely as possible, in your home environment.

Our healthcare services are provided under the direction of your physician and include skilled nursing services, rehabilitation medicine (physical, occupational, and speech therapy), medical social services, and home health aides. Services are intermittent in nature and include but are not limited to the following programs:

Nursing services include:

  • Assessment
  • Medication Management
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Wound Care (Including VAC Therapy)
  • Disease Management
  • Teaching Symptom Management/Recognition
  • Pain Management
  • Catheter Care
  • Enterstomal Therapist Availability
  • Cardiac Care
  • Post Surgery Care

Rehabilitation Services Offered

Physical Therapy

Our therapists provide care to patients who have functional problems resulting from illness, injury or surgery that limits their abilities to move and perform functional activities. Therapists will evaluate and treat movement dysfunction and use interventions such as therapeutic exercise, functional training, assistive and adaptive devices. All plans of care are established with each patient’s physician and periodically reviewed and revised based on the patient’s progress.

Occupational Therapy

These therapists work with patients to help improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, and also teach patients/caregivers how to compensate for permanent loss of function. The ultimate goal us to help patients perform activities of daily living safely and independently in their home environment.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists assess and treat disorders related to speech-language, cognitive-communication, swallowing, and fluency. Speech-language and swallowing difficulties can result from a variety of causes including stroke, brain injury or deterioration. Our therapists develop a specialized plan of treatment based on each patient’s needs, in collaboration with each patient’s physician.

Medical Social Services

Our medical social workers can assist you with social, emotional, and/or financial problems that are impacting on your plan of care and impeding recovery from your illness. Social workers can assist you with counseling, plans for discharge and assist in community resource referrals for ongoing needs.

Home Health Aides

Home health aides provide intermittent personal care services, such as bathing, grooming, and vital signs. All health aide services are supervised by registered nurses.

Counties Served

Allied Services Home Health division serves the following counties of the commonwealth:

  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming
  • Pike, Monroe, and Susquehanna on a very limited basis

Who Qualifies for HomeHealth?

In order to qualify for Allied Services’ Home Health, you must satisfy the following conditions:

  • If you have had a recent illness or injury, or worsening condition that requires skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, or physical therapy or speech therapy.
  • You must be under the care of a physician.
  • You must be home-bound (most insurances except Medical Assistance) require that patients are home-bound, meaning it takes a considerable taxing effort for you to leave your home and absences are infrequent or of relatively short duration.
  • You must require services intermittently (daily visits are usually permitted for a very short period of time).

Awards & Accreditations

Joint Commission Accreditation

Allied Services Inpatient Rehab Hospitals, outpatient centers, and Home Health have all been accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

HomeCare Elite™

Allied Services Home Health has once again earned HomeCare Elite™ status, putting them among the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite™ is a compilation that identifies the top 25 percent of agencies based on an analysis of performance measures. This year those measures include quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, and financial performance. This is the eighth consecutive year that Allied Services Home Health has received this award.

National Patient Satisfaction Award

Allied Services Home Health recently received recognition as a Superior Performer in an annual review conducted by Strategic Healthcare Programs, LLC (SHP). Allied Services Home Health received a ranking in top 20% in the SHP national Home Health Care survey, making it a “SHPBest” agency.

The annual SHPBest™ program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. With the largest Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) benchmark in the nation, SHP is in a unique position to identify and recognize organizations that have made patient satisfaction a priority and have been rewarded for their efforts with high marks on the HHCAHPS survey.

Referrals & Insurance

Providing that all criteria for admission to home health are met, and your insurance has the home health benefit, all payment received from Medicare and Medicaid are accepted as payment in full for all services provided.

Some Medicare Advantage plans and private insurances require a co-pay for home health. You will be informed before services are rendered of any financial responsibility.

For more information please call 570-348-2200.

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