By Jack Hamilton | Alpha Home Health and Hospice | December, 2020
In these times of Covid-19 Concerns and restrictions on travel and gatherings, many folks are having to approach familiar activities in new ways. Health care is one of many such challenges. How do you balance the need for on-going treatments and therapies with the need to self-isolate? Alpha Home Health and Hospice, the north sound region’s highest-rated home health provider, is one possible option.
What is Home Health?
Home health consists of nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and speech,) and other licensed and certified clinicians, who treat patients in the safety and security of their own homes. Home health services are ordered by physicians, including primary care doctors at your local clinic. A hospital stay is not required to receive home health. All you need is an order from your doctor, and a demonstrated hardship or risk associated with leaving your house. Home health is covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most insurances, and private-pay is also accepted.
The Bridge Between Treatment and Staying Home
For those at high risk for Covid-19, self-isolation is a big concern. Using tools like Tele-Health, as well as cutting edge communication technologies to keep the physicians fully engaged, Alpha’s clinicians can be a solid bridge between the need for top-notch treatment and the need to stay safe at home. Alpha constantly monitors and meets or exceeds CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of Covid-19. Indeed, they have even stepped in to assist other agencies with back logs due to those agencies having to quarantine their teams.
Alpha Home Health and Hospice is a Five-Star rated agency, with full teams of clinicians delivering home health services in San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties, as well as hospice services in Snohomish County. Formerly called Islands Home Health and Alpha Nursing, the Alpha team has well-established relationships with all the local providers, including PeaceHealth, Skagit Regional Health, Providence, Evergreen, The Everett Clinics, and many nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and clinics throughout the region. They have been seeing patients in the comfort and safety of their own homes every day for over 30 years.
Learn More About Alpha Home Health
To find out more on the subject, you can ask your doctor, or call (425) 357-1790 and ask to speak with a care coordinator. Alpha is on the web as well: Alpha Home Health and Hospice