What are our different programs?
Home Health (Clinical) program
Through the clinical program Guardian provides skilled nursing and other therapeutic services like Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for treatment of an injury or illness. Home health aide and medical social worker services can also be provided but only in conjunction with skilled services. The care will be delivered by a licensed clinician at the patient’s home. In collaboration with the primary care physician the Home Health clinician will create a plan of care which explains the specific services that will be provided, the frequency of services and goals. Some of these services are: medication management, wound care, stress management, teaching and education etc.
Home Care (non-clinical) programs
Home care is a program that provides long term care support to someone who is aging or has a disability. These services are crucial to help maintain a good quality of life at home, minimize hospitalizations and increase independence. Home care services include:
- Personal Care – Assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring and using the toilet
- Companion – Monitor safety, and entertaining through hobbies and activities
- Homemaker – Assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, errands and meal prep
- Supportive Home Care Aide – Specialized care for people affected by Alzhaimers, dementia and other mental health illnesses
- Heavy Chore – Deep cleaning, decluttering and organizing
How does insurance works?
Home Health (Clinical)
The Home Health (Clinical) services are normally covered by insurances like: Medicaid and Medicare traditional, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid HMO & ACO, Senior Care Options (SCO) as well as Commercial HMO & PPO plans.
A prior authorization from the insurance is often required before the Home Health services start and need to be renewed for the continuation of care. The Guardian staff will work with the clinician’s providing care and primary care to request and get the authorizations approved.
For Medicare and Medicaid, a physician Face-to-Face encounter is required 90 days prior or 30 days after the start of the Home Health services.
Medicare will cover Home Health services only if the patient is homebound and is in need of skilled intermittent services.
Guardian Healthcare accepts the majority of all these insurances including Medicare and Medicaid.
Home Care (Non-Clinical)
The Home Care services are usually provided via a collaboration with Aging Service Access Point (ASAPs) aka as Elder services, HCBS Waivers, PACE and other Senior Care Programs.
You would need to be already qualified with one of the programs before the start of Home Care Services. The qualification is not done by Guardian Healthcare but by the programs themselves.
In absence of insurance, benefit exhaustion or non-coverage, Guardian also accepts Private Pay (out-of-pocket) services.
What are the opportunities and benefits of taking the Home Health Aide Training Program?
- You get the take care of people in need
- Be a person that someone can socialize with that might not be able to with anyone else otherwise
- Flexible schedule
- Making a difference in someone else’s life
- Helping people in the comfort of their own homes
- Personal growth
What do we teach in the Home Health Aide Training Program?
We teach Home Health Aide and in the class students get the opportunity to take clinical classes hands-on with a nurse and CPR classes with another one of our nurses
The certificate given to our graduating students is valid for Homecare, Nursing homes, hospitals and hospices.
We also give you the chance to apply for employment here with our agency once graduated.
Topics that we cover in the course are fundamental bases of the care of clients, understanding clients, clients with special needs, nutrition, and more.
How the Adult Family Care (AFC) program works?
The Adult Family Care (AFC) program will provide a team of support and a monthly stipend/payment to individuals who are eligible and who are caring for the daily personal needs of a love one while living within the same home.
How the Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) works?
GAFC programs provide Certified Personal Caregivers to assist with daily living activities to clients who are aged 22 or older, live in subsidized housing or assisted living facilities, and are elderly or disabled. Our Certified Personal Caregivers can provide aid in a client’s home for up to two hours a day, seven days a week.
Do we offer Hospice services?
Currently we do not offer hospice services