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Welcome to Premier Care Homecare
Care in the Most Important Place of All…
Whether a person is recovering from surgery, an injury, coping with illness, or needs therapy services, Premier Care Homecare provides highly-specialized care which fosters recovery, rehabilitation, recuperation and health education, in the safe, private and healing surroundings of your home.
Most patients prefer to stay at home rather than in the hospital or skilled nursing facility when their condition allows it. Premier Care Homecare provides an excellent, efficient and cost- effective way to receive the most appropriate care in the most appropriate place.
Premier Care Homecare’s nurses, therapists and other professionals form a family of support and comfort which strives to make a difference in the lives of others. Our patients and family/caregivers are at the heart of our team, which also includes a wide array of home care professionals. Special emphasis is placed on patient and family/caregiver education to promote the greatest independence possible.
We value the family’s role in caring for an individual who is receiving care or coping with an acute or chronic illness. When possible we involve family members/caregivers in helping us assess strengths, accomplishments and how well we are meeting our goals in providing care to our patients.
Our professionals include:
• Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses : Our skilled registered nurses and licensed practical nurses represent a variety of clinical specialties and backgrounds. From systematic assessments to creation and implementation of individualized care plans, our nurses work with patients in areas including disease management, cardiac care, wound care, orthopedics, neurology, IV therapy, and ostomy care.
• Physical Therapists: Our physical therapists strive to restore and preserve each patient’s ability to move about safely and independently, and to restore as much mobility and independence as possible. They perform assessments and help patients with strengthening and range-of-motion exercises, balance training, assistance with transferring when needed, and also provide caregiver/family training. Physical therapists may also educate patients and family/caregivers with the goal of preventing re-injury.
• Occupational Therapists: Our occupational therapists help patients regain their daily living skills. They teach use of fine-motor and cognitive skills, and can assist with creating or providing adaptive devices to help those challenged by ongoing conditions function more independently.
• Speech Therapists: Our speech therapists help in the recovery of communication and swallowing skills.
• Medical Social Workers: Our masters-degreed medical social workers assist patients and family/caregivers with financial or emotional needs, and coordinate available community resources.
• Home Health Aides: Our aides are experienced, caring individuals assigned to provide specific assistance like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and other activities of daily living in a part-time or temporary basis.
Premier Care Homecare is state licensed and Medicare certified.
Working as a team, we wish to provide you with quality health care in order to speed your recovery. Together, we can help you reach your maximum potential.
We work hard to employ and consult with caring and qualified medical personnel in the Sumter, Lake and Marion County areas. Our job is to provide you with a comprehensive and thorough evaluation of the services you will require and follow that evaluation with treatments tailored to improve your abilities.
Why Choose Home Health?
Whether it is being able to come home from the hospital sooner, avoiding additional hospital stays or nursing home placement, or learning how to manage a newly diagnosed illness or condition, home health can help.
Your doctor must determine your need for medical care in your home.
• You will need at least one of the following services: skilled nursing care, physical, occupational or speech therapy.
• Medicare requires that you must be homebound (leaving your home requires a considerable and taxing effort). Some private insurances do not have this requirement.
Patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility must request Premier Care Homecare to avoid being discharged to another home health care provider who may not offer the extensive services and excellent quality. Simply call us at (352)365-7850.
Other payment sources may include: most Medicare HMO’s, most Blue Cross/Blue Shield, most Aetna PPO/HMO plans, Universal Healthcare, some other private insurance and workers’ compensation. Some insurance policies will not cover all home health services unless certain conditions are met. If your insurance company does not cover the services you need, or you are uninsured, you may still obtain home health care through private pay or alternative funding sources.
You may qualify for home health care benefits under Medicare if you:
• Are homebound during the course of your treatment
• Are under the care of a physician
• Reside in Premier Care’s home health Medicare coverage area
• Require part-time intermittent skilled service
We can check with your insurance company to determine if we can accommodate your particular plan.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This notice takes effect on and remains in effect until we replace it.
1. OUR PLEDGE REGARDING MEDICAL INFORMATION
The privacy of your medical information is important to us. We understand that your medical information is personal and we are committed to protecting it. We create a record of the care and services you receive at our organization. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice will tell you about the ways we may use and share medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain duties we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
2. OUR LEGAL DUTY
Law Requires Us to:
1. Keep your medical information private
2. Give you this notice describing our legal duties, privacy practices, and your rights regarding your medical information.
3. Follow the terms of the current notice.
We Have the Right to:
1. Change our privacy practices and the terms of this notice at any time, provided that the changes are permitted by law.
2. Make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our notice effective for all medical information that we keep, including information previously created or received before the changes.
Notice of Change to Privacy Practices:
1. Before we make an important change in our privacy practices, we will change this notice and make the new notice available upon request.
3. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
The following section describes different ways that we use and disclose medical information. Not every use or disclosure will be listed. However, we have listed all of the different ways we are permitted to use and disclose medical information. We will not use or disclose your medical information for any purpose not listed below, without your specific written authorization. Any specific written authorization you provide may be revoked at any time by writing to us at the address provided at the end of this notice.
FOR TREATMENT: We may use medical information about you to provide you with medical treatment or services. We may disclose medical information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, or other people who are taking care of you. We may also share medical information about you to your other health care providers to assist them in treating you.
FOR PAYMENT: We may use and disclose your medical information for payment purposes. A bill may be sent to you or a third-party payer.
The information on or accompanying the bill may include your medical information.
FOR HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS: We may use and disclose your medical information for our health care operations. This might include measuring and improving quality, evaluating the performance of employees, conducting training programs, and getting the accreditation, certificates, licenses and credentials we need to serve you.
ADDITIONAL USES AND DISCLOSURES: In addition to using and disclosing your medical information for treatment, payment, and health care operations, we may use and disclose medical information for the following purposes.
Notification: We may use and disclose medical information to notify or help notify: a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care. We will share information about your location, general condition, or death. If you are present, we will get your permission if possible before we share, or give you the opportunity to refuse permission. In case of emergency, and if you are not able to give or refuse permission, we will share only the health information that is directly necessary for your health care, according to our professional judgment. We will also use our professional judgment to make decisions in your best interest about allowing someone to pick up medicine, medical supplies, x-rays or medical information for you.
Disaster Relief: We may share medical information with a public or private organization or person who can legally assist in disaster relief efforts.
Research in Limited Circumstances: We may use medical information for research purposes in limited circumstances where the research has been approved by a review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of medical information.
Funeral Director, Coroner, Medical Examiner: To help them carry out their duties, we may share the medical information of a person who has died with a coroner, medical examiner, funeral director, or an organ procurement organization.
Specialized Government Functions: Subject to certain requirements, we may disclose or use health information for military personnel and veterans, for national security and intelligence activities, for protective services for the President and others, for medical suitability determinations for the Department of State, for correctional institutions and other law enforcement custodial situations, and for government programs providing public benefits.
Click here for a copy of the Home Health Agency Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Statement Of Patient Privacy Rights