What is the Blessed Trinity Health Difference?
It’s simple! Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises is locally and nurse owned and operated! Whether your need requires Home Health Palliative Care or Hospice you can expect a different approach to care. The daily “hands on” philosophy our owners demonstrate is what keeps the client at the center of all we do. Nurse ownership results in quality care with comfort and client satisfaction being top priority. Our owners went to school to take care of patients and they’ve never forgotten or lost sight of the importance of just that. In addition to being Nurse owned and operated, Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises is also locally owned so we truly understand health care in Kansas City and our surrounding communities. Because we are locally owned, we are wholly invested in taking care of our communities…invested in and committed to taking care of our neighbors.
How does Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises use Technology to Enhance my Care?
Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises is dedicated to utilizing the most current technology available to enhance the services we deliver and improve communication between healthcare providers. The clinical staff at Blessed Trinity Health is equipped with laptop computers which house your electronic medical records. You will notice that your health care team at Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises may be utilizing their laptop computer during their visit with you. Please understand that this computer is a vital part of the care you receive from our team and should in no way take away from the care you receive from us. It is very important for your clinical team to document their assessment findings in the computer right away so the entire team has access to your health status, questions, concerns and special needs or request. Additionally, Blessed Trinity Health has a secure patient care web portal that can give your doctor up-to-date detailed information about your condition. This provides your doctors access to your vital signs, medications and visit notes from our home health care staff allowing them to more efficiently evaluate your progress and manage your care.
What Can I Expect During my First Visit with Blessed Trinity?
Whether you need Home Health Care Palliative Care or Hospice Care, you can expect your first visit with us to be informative and educational in nature. At Blessed Trinity Health, the thorough interview and evaluation of the first visit is focused on educating you and your loved ones on the services you’ve chosen and is part of our coordinated approach to managing your overall health and optimizing your comfort level. Please allow at least 60 to 90 minutes for your initial visit with Blessed Trinity Health.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for Home Care Services?
Home Health Care is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
Have a need requiring the intermittent skills of a nurse or therapist (physical, occupational or speech therapy)
Meet “homebound “criteria. This means that you require the help or supervision of another person or you use an assistive devise such as a cane or walker and leaving your home is a taxing effort. Absences from the home for non-medical purposes are infrequent and short in duration
Have been evaluated by a Medicare credentialed physician in the past 90 days or will be evaluated within the next 30 days
Have an order for Home Health services from a Medicare credentialed physician
Palliative Care has the same eligibility criteria as Home Health since these services are covered under the Home Health Benefit.
Hospice Care is covered by Medicare if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
You are covered by Medicare Part A or Medicare replacement plan (HMO)
Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you have a life limiting illness and have 6 months or less to live if your illness runs its normal course.
You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered benefits to treat your terminally illness. (Medicare will still pay for covered benefits for any health problems that aren’t related to your terminal illness.)
Who Pays for Home Care Services?
Home Health Care is currently 100% covered by Medicare with no co-pay or deductible as long as eligibility requirements are met. Medicare replacement plans (HMO) and many commercial plans also cover Home Health services. Call our office today @ 913-721-9856 to see if your individual insurance plan will cover home health services.
Palliative Care is billed under the Home Health benefit and is currently 100% covered by Medicare with no co-pay or deductible as long as Home Health eligibility requirements are met. Medicare replacement plans (HMO) and many commercial plans also cover Palliative Care services. Call our office today @ 913-721-9856 to see if your individual insurance plan will cover Palliative Care services.
Hospice Care is currently 100% covered by Medicare with no co-pay or deductible as long as certain eligibility requirements are met. Not only are the services of the hospice staff entirely covered, but medical supplies and prescriptions relating to pain and comfort management are also covered. Clients who have a Medicare replacement plan can also receive hospice care which is covered at 100%. The Veterans Administration and many commercial plans also cover Hospice care. Medicaid provides coverage, but it varies by state. Call our office @ 913-721-9856 to see if your individual insurance plan will cover Hospice Care services.
Do I Have a Choice in Home Care Providers?
You absolutely have a choice in which agency provides your home care services.
Whether you need Home Health Palliative or Hospice Care, you have a right to choose which agency provides care for you. Federal law gives clients the freedom to choose their home care provider. Many clients find themselves needing home health services many times throughout their life span as acute illness or injuries occur. We at Blessed Trinity Health Enterprises believe clients should choose a quality home care provider and stick with that provider each time the need for home care services arise. Our multiple service options are a testament to our commitment to continuity of care. You don’t change physicians each time you get sick so why change home care providers each time you get sick?
What is the difference between Home Health, Palliative Care, and Hospice?
Home Health care provides medical treatment for a recent illness or injury. The goal of home health care is to help you recover, regain your independence and get back to the things that are important to you in life. Home Health Care nurses and therapist can also help you improve your quality of life by helping you more effectively manage a chronic condition such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes or COPD.
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing clients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stresses of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the client and the family
Hospice Care provides non curative and comfort care for those facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice offers medical, social, psychological and spiritual services to support patients, families and other loved ones. Hospice staff can empower clients and their families to experience life’s final months according to their loved ones wishes, with the upmost comfort and dignity.