For Caregivers

Caregiver Support  

Are you the primary caregiver for a loved one who is incapable of caring for themselves? If so, Kaweah Delta Home Health is here for you. We understand the incredible challenges you are facing. It’s an overwhelming responsibility to look after another person’s well being when you have a busy life of your own. But we’re here to cater to not just the patient’s needs, but your needs as well.  

You’re probably feeling stressed, and that’s natural. With Kaweah Delta Home Health on your team, we’ll ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met in a timely manner, and you still have time for yourself.  

Things you’ll need to think about as a primary caregiver:  

Choosing the right home care provider
If you want only the best for your loved one, you’ve come to the right place. Kaweah Delta Home Health has been providing high-quality, compassionate care for the past 32 years. As the only hospital-based home health provider in Visalia, we are backed by a name you know you can trust—Kaweah Delta Medical Center. No other home health agency in the area can claim the same.  

In addition, we offer a full-line of in-home services that are simply unparalleled by other local agencies. These include certified wound care, chemotherapy and psychiatric nurses, speech therapy and even pediatrics. With over 14 therapists from a variety of different disciplines and over 25 dedicated home care nurses, we have the capacity to ensure your loved one always has the care they need.  

Caring for the Caregiver
In order to give your loved one the care they deserve, you must care for yourself, as well. It’s important to keep a regular routine, which includes eating right, exercising, and taking a few moments each day to do something just for you. But when the stress simply becomes too much, we are here. We can offer education, guidance, or simply an outlet for caregivers who are physically and emotionally exhausted. Don’t be afraid to call and ask for help, it will be best for you and your loved one if you do.  

Financial Decisions
Dealing with your loved one’s financial matters is a major undertaking that can easily overwhelm you. If you have questions, we have answers. Our medical social workers have a wealth of experience in dealing with our patients’ financial issues, and can help you navigate the complex world of insurance, medical billing, and the reimbursement process. We will work directly with insurance companies and Medicare or Medi-Cal on your behalf so you can focus on what’s most important—the health of your loved one.  

End of Life Issues
When your loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you and your family will have to make some extremely difficult decisions. We understand that this is a very trying time for you, and we will do everything we can to give you the support you need. Kaweah Delta Home Health offers palliative care to help manage pain and make patients feel as comfortable as possible while they continue medical treatments. Kaweah Delta Health Care District also offers Hospice Care for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. Both services provide compassionate care for patients and families while respecting their privacy during this difficult time. When it comes to making end of life decisions, our medical social workers are always available to guide you through this process and help answer any questions you may have.  

Additional Resources
Kaweah Delta Home Health partners with many local agencies and organizations that will help you better care for your loved one. For more information, please visit our Resources page.