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Home Care
Gunnison Valley Hospital Home Care
Home Health is intermittent patient care in the individual’s home, offered under physician’s orders. At Gunnison Valley Hospital, Home Health focuses on curative or rehabilitative care. Skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and home health aide professionals contribute to the facility’s rehabilitative process. Home Health’s goal is to treat patients safely in the comfort of their own homes with as much independence as possible. Gunnison Valley Home Health provides the following services:
Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy specialists are trained to thoroughly assess patients and administer rehabilitative techniques to determine realistic goals for each individual. These techniques may include gait training, evaluation for equipment, pain control, exercise programs, muscle strengthening, or instruction in the use of prosthetic devices. Physical therapy patients are also given a home exercise routine to follow in order to achieve the best results and quickest recovery.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy consists of treatment programs designed specifically to assist patients suffering from a communication problem due to illness or injury. Our speech pathologists also offer hearing tests and specialized training for patients with problems swallowing.

Occupational Therapy

These rehabilitative activities are designed to increase the patient’s ability to carry out normal, day-to-day activities, such as feeding, dressing, grooming, bathing, and performing household tasks. Occupational therapists also construct adaptive equipment, evaluate homes for architectural barriers, and provide helpful energy conservation and work simplification techniques.

Home Health Aide

The Home Health Aide service is supervised by a skilled nurse and is dependent upon the patient’s individual needs. Home Health aide services are typically provided one to three times per week, with frequency decreasing as the patient’s condition improves. Services provided include: partial to complete bathing, showering assistance, oral hygiene, hair care, shaving, nail care, skin care, light laundry, dressing assistance, assistance with walking or simple exercise programs approved by the nurse, catheter care, monitoring of vital signs, essential errands, and simple meal preparation. Our aides are committed to making sure patients are safe and as comfortable as possible in their homes.

As a valued patient, you have the right to select the home care agency that will best care for you or a loved one. If you have a neighbor, friend, or family member that may benefit from home care services, please call us at 800-324-1801. We are committed to listening to your concerns and working to find desirable, cost-effective solutions to your health-care needs.

Gunnison Valley Home Care services Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties. We also cover parts of Piute and Juab counties, and accept Medicare, Humana plans, and private insurance.

Hospice

Hospice is not a place of treatment, but a concept of care that is recognized as the model of quality, compassionate health-care delivery for people facing life-limiting illness.

Hospice care utilizes an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals and trained volunteers that address symptom control, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support, expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.

Support, caregiver training, and grief counseling are available for the patient’s family and loved ones, and bereavement services are available for a year following the death of a patient. While most hospice services are provided in the home, care is also available in most skilled nursing facilities and residential care settings.
Hospice allows illness to follow its natural course. The focus is on caring, not curing. At the center of hospice is the belief that each of us should be able to die pain free and with dignity, and that our families should receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

While many insurance companies require that a terminally ill patient have a prognosis of six months or less, there is not a six-month limit to Gunnison Valley hospice care services. A patient in the final phase of life may receive hospice care for as long as necessary when a physician certifies that he or she continues to meet eligibility requirements.

Hospice services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and managed care organizations. In general, coverage includes:

  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Social work services
  • Medical appliances and supplies as appropriate
  • Drugs for symptom management and pain relief
  • Short term inpatient and respite care
  • Homemaker services and home health aid
  • Grief and bereavement services
Contracted Services

This service is designed for patients requiring help to remain safely at home, but who do not meet the criteria for other home care programs and whose care is generally self-paid or donation funded. The program is negotiated on an individual basis to meet the greatest needs of the recipient and may include:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Personal care assistance
  • Medication management
  • Homemaking services
  • Respite care

There are several contracted programs available to assist with payment for these services. Please call us at 435-528-3955 to determine the best possible program for your needs. At Gunnison Valley Home Care, the patient comes first in all we do.

What others have to say about GVH Home Care Services:
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Thank you so much for all you did for us. You were so great. The world needs more people as special as you. Your laughter and your smiles brighten our day. Thank you for all of your wonderful ways!
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Many thanks to you for sending me the monthly newsletter “Journeys” for the past year. The articles helped me in my grieving. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and care.
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Words are inadequate to express ones feelings about the gentle and loving care you gave our dear Mother! May you be blessed for your compassionate and professional service. Please know how much we love and appreciate you!
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I want everyone with Hospice and Home Health to know just how important you have been to us. I do care so much about everyone there. Thank you for being so kind and caring to both of us. Gunnison would just be a place I live; instead it is a home I love. God Bless all of you!
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“I do not have the words to adequately express how grateful I feel for your wonderful service. It is the work of angels that you do, so lovingly. Please know of our love and appreciation.”
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