We offer the finest in skilled care through our home health services.
Welcome to MacArthur Park Home Health where our mission is to anticipate and respond to the needs of our clients and their families in the communities we serve. We are proud of our commitment to enhancing the health of our communities; providing superior services to our patients; delivering outstanding clinical skills, and supporting our knowledgeable, skilled and caring staff.
We offer a highly skilled healthcare staff who provide the finest in professional home care services in the area. With hospital stays getting shorter and an emphasis on outpatient services, we have built a home health service that provides a cost effective way to help you or your loved one heal in the privacy and comfort of the home.
We serve communities in Pottawatomie, Hughes, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma and Seminole counties. MacArthur Park Home Health was established and licensed as a home health agency in 2010.
Home Health services are designed to provide a full range of services to the patient in familiar surroundings. Anyone who is medically confined to their home and needs skilled, intermittent care as authorized by their physician is eligible for home health services.
MacArthur Park Home Health offers the following home health services.
Erma has been with MacArthur Park Home Health since 2000. She began her career as an LPN in 1992 and earned her registered nursing degree from Platt College in Oklahoma City in 2010. After furthering her education, she was promoted to the position of Director of Patient Care. She started her career in the home health industry in 1995. “I started my career as an aide in a nursing home and that is when I realized I loved taking care of people. I can’t imagine what other type of job would give me such satisfaction. I was so motivated to succeed in this field that I studied for my CNA, CMA and LPN, and received all three certificates within five years while working full time.”
Home Health care is skilled care provided in the comfort of a patient’s residence by a skilled nurse or therapist. Care is focused on helping people manage a chronic condition and/or recover from illness, surgery, accident or change in medical status. At MacArthur Park Home Health, we create individual care plans specific to the patient’s needs.
Medicare pays 100 percent for those who qualify. Private insurance may also pay for home care. However, benefits vary by policy and verification of benefits is required.
Patients must be 65 years of age or older, have a skilled need and be homebound. The primary care physician must provide a referral and order for home health care. Patients younger than 65 may qualify if they have received Social Security disability benefits for at least two years, or they currently receive Medicare disability benefits.
Medicare considers you homebound if you are/have:
This is just a partial list. Feel free to contact our office for further assistance or information regarding being homebound.
Yes. The patient can use Medicare. If the patient is covered by their employer’s health insurance plan, then Medicare can be used as the secondary insurance plan. However, a patient cannot be working outside the home and also considered home bound.
Yes. However, the patient must meet the following criteria:
Our offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but our team of professionals is available 24 hours a day for consultation or visits as needed. Our on-call 24-hour phone number for contacting a skilled nurse is (405) 878-4753.
It’s difficult to watch a loved one decline in health but it’s up to you to acknowledge the progression of your loved one’s illness. It’s up to you to discuss with them what their wishes are for their care and plans for their death as uncomfortable as it may be.
This is a list of things that will help you through the hard times.
What are Advance Directives? Advance Directives provide you a way to communicate to your family, friends and health care professionals what kind of medical care you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes. Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time.
A living will tells how you feel about care intended to sustain life. You can accept or refuse medical care. Issues to consider and put into writing include;
A durable power of attorney for health care is a document that names your health care proxy. Your proxy is someone you trust to make health decisions if you are unable to do so.
Take time to learn about your loved one’s illness. Ask questions. Educate yourself on what you can expect and what resources are available to help you. Remember to keep them involved in the decisions that need to be made. Respect their wishes.
Home care offers an alternative to your loved the opportunity to heal at home. Often, when someone is required to leave home to receive long-term care, it signifies a loss of independence and this can cause depression and a feeling of being a burden on the family.
With home care your loved one is able to stay in their home with the assistance of health care professionals in a cost effective way. Close communication continues with their physicians and you as the family and caregivers. Education is provided to you on how to care for them. You are able to ask questions and expect outstanding care.
When the end-of-life is growing closer, your home health can assist you by talking to you, your loved one and their physician about end-of-life care. What is end-of-life care? It’s hospice. Hospice provides a team approach for support, assistance with medications, pain control, counseling and skilled staff. Hospice allows the patient to die in their own home with dignity, comfort and the assurance that the ones they care for will receive bereavement support after their death. With the support of their hospice team, the dying process will be a more comforting experience for them and you.
Seek support from friends that have had similar experiences, other family members, your church and your hospice and home health team. Don’t try to go it alone. Seek support, you will need it.
120 W. MacArthur, Suite 130
Shawnee, Okla. 74804