District Nursing Home Care
Home Care provides short-term or long-term care to clients who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or disabled.
The nurses help clients of all ages; children, adults and seniors who need additional support to remain safely at home. In its simplest terms, home care means assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and grooming. But also assistance with household tasks. For example, light housekeeping and laundry. Home Care offers meal planning, preparation and grocery shopping. If necessary, support of adequate medication use by administering medications, picking up prescriptions and monitoring vital signs. The Home Care nurse also supports meaningful companionship and peace of mind for clients and their families by engaging clients in hobbies and activities or escorting them to appointments.
Home Care allows clients to stay safely in their home. It helps to avoid unnecessary hospitalization, and is an alternative to an assisted living facility, offering a more client centered solution. Clients are in their own environment and interact with people they love. It keeps clients active and mentally stimulated. The increased independence will maintain a high quality of life.
Home Care is only covered via an Island Government doctor card under SZV (OZR fund).
Home Care is provided depending on:
Support of family;
General health status of the client;
Living and social environment of the client.
Prospective clients and/or their family or caretakers can submit a referral (via general practitioner or medical specialist) for Home Care. It is required that the prospective client agrees to receive the care.
The following documents are needed to start the intake process:
Copy of valid ID card;
Copy of valid OZR insurance card;
Medication list (If applicable);
Contact information of client and/or family member or caretaker.
These documents can be emailed or delivered to our Social Worker, Minerva Maccow via email:
Once the referral is received via Hecina Healthcare Insurance Suite (software of SZV that healthcare providers use), the team of District Nursing will contact the potential client or their family to plan the intake, which is done at home. During the intake the full home care needs are assessed and a care contract is made by the nurse, after which the care can start. If the schedule for Home Care is full, the potential client is placed on the waiting list and will be contacted as soon as space becomes available to start the care.