Agency Name: SUN Home Health & Hospice|
Address: 132 East Main Street Lock Haven, PA 17745
Description: Homecare services may include skilled nursing care, home health aide, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and social work consults. Skilled nursing care is provided by licensed professional nurses and includes comprehensive nursing assessments as well as specialized care including hematology, oncology, Infusion Therapy, enterostomal therapy, pediatrics, cardiovascular care, psychiatric/mental health, diabetes care, restorative nursing, and maternal child care. The homecare nurse provides many services to patients including teaching, medication management, wound care, physical assessment, monitoring of chronic conditions, and reports to the physician routinely regarding the patientís condition and plan of care for further orders. Home health aide services include personal care, while the therapists strive to return the individual to their normal activities of daily living.
Description: The Cardiac Care is the Heart at Home program which provides care for a multitude of cardiac conditions which might include patients experiencing cardiac arrythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, hypertension, pre/post open heart surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with cardiac involvement or post coronary angioplasty. The cardiac nurses provide education and monitoring of vital signs, pain, weight, symptoms and activities, medication instruction and diet instruction. The registered nurse coordinates the involvement of other professionals in the care of the cardiac patient to include therapies, home health aides, and social service.
Description: SUN Home Health provides comprehensive home healthcare to children with chronic or acute health problems. This program promotes family unit preservation and provides care to the child in a familiar home setting with their parents involved. The pediatric program includes the skill of the registered nurse, social workers, rehabilitative therapies, and custom care services for supportive and respite assistance.
Description: Maternal Childcare is a program which provides education and skilled intervention during a patientís prenatal and postpartum experience. The program includes skilled nurses, social service and community program resources. The skilled nursing care might include medication or diet education or supervision, prenatal teaching, diabetic teaching, monitoring of pregnancy induced hypertension, care of substance abuse mothers, monitoring of pregnancy complications, provision of care to the baby including home phototherapy, newborn feeding problems, or newborn monitoring.
Description: The Mental Health Program provides skilled nurses trained in mental healthcare along with medical social services, occupational therapists and home health aides to provide short-term intermittent attention to patients needing such follow up after their discharge from an acute care facility or outpatient program. The services include medication supervision and instruction, case management and coordination of mental health treatment with other medical needs, family support, environmental and psychosocial assessments, as well as assessment of psychiatric and emotional status.
Description: Therapies covers the disciplines of physical, occupational and speech and language pathologists. Rehabilitation services assist with the improvement of daily living and self care skills, strength and mobility improvement, pain relief, recovery of writing, speaking and reading skills, and assistance with feeding difficulties for patients with disabilities.
Description: Home Health Aide helps patients with personal care including bathing, oral hygiene, and other daily living tasks.
Description: The hospice team, which consists of nurses, the physician, dietitian, home health aides, social worker, therapists, volunteers and chaplain, work together primarily concerned with keeping the patient pain free and comfortable with the family and patient as the center of their team and focus. Special Care is designed to offer specialized care for patients facing life-limiting illnesses who are seeking aggressive treatment for their illness or who have chosen not to embrace the hospice concept of care.
Description: When patients have needs that do not require the skilled services of home health professionals, or when the patient's condition requires assistance but does not meet the payer's requirements for skilled care, their needs may be met by SUN Home Health's Custom Care Services program. This program provides the patient with the help they need to remain in their homes. The services in this program are Attendant Care, Private Duty Nursing and a personal response system. Attendant Care Services include: personal care, toileting, grooming, dressing, transferring, assisting with activities of daily living, housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, laundry, light cleaning, and companionship.
Description: Those requiring assistance can contact the Information and Referral Center (IRC) nurses at any time by calling 1-888-4-SUNCARE (1-888-478-6227). If you wish to make an inquiry or referral for homecare service call us toll free or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The IRC nurses are ready to respond to your needs and to remain available as a resource for information and as a reassuring voice to families caring for someone at home.
Description: SUN Home Healthís personal response system allows you to feel confident that help will be available in a sudden emergency. The response center knows you and your vital statistics and will call your family, neighbors, doctor or emergency services if you are in trouble.
Description: Telehomecare technology allows patients to be monitored in their home with both nurse and patient seeing and hearing each other live - completed through the use of a simple phone call and the touch of a button. Telehomecare technology helps clients cope and ask questions about their illness. Patient monitoring telehomecare equipment is utilized to more frequently monitor vital signs for early detection of problems associated with specific diagnoses, for example congestive heart failure.
Description: SUN Home Health sponsors Bereavement Support sessions three times each year. Bereavement Support Group classes are offered to the families of hospice patients as well as anyone from our communities seeking bereavement support following the recent loss of a loved one. Bereavement sessions meet for six consecutive weeks in SUN Homeís corporate office in Northumberland, located at 61 Duke Street and in the Williamsport/Montoursville office, located at 1601 Sycamore Road, Suite 2B, Montoursville. These meetings are held weekly and normally occur in February - March, June - July, and October - November. SUN Home's bereavement support is free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the last year, not just those who have been cared for by SUN Home Health or SUN Home Hospice. Due to limited seating, registration is necessary before the first date of each 6-week session. For information and class registration, call SUN Home Health Services at 1-800-634-5232, ext. 2473, to speak to or leave a message for Jim Taylor, Hospice Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator.