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
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.
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
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.
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.