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ActiveCare


ActiveCare provides patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness – whatever the prognosis for impact on their life span.  Sometimes referred to as palliative care, the goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family.  ActiveCare is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic disease, as well as those who are nearing the end of life.
 
ActiveCare is not hospice care.  Hospice Care is meant for those who are in their last months of life, and for their loved ones after their passing.  ActiveCare is available for you any time during your illness. It’s for helping you make the best and most of your situation.
 
ActiveCare from Interim HealthCare of the Upstate South Carolina is the first home-based palliative care program in the Upstate. 

Take a minute to explore the Who, What, Why, How, and Where ActiveCare can help you and your loved one deal with pain and symptom management through exceptional care in the comfort of their own home.  
 
Who Might Benefit from ActiveCare?

ActiveCare is appropriate when you want the following for your care:

  • Relief from symptoms, including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness and problems with sleep, among others.
  • Strength to carry on with your daily life, whether physical or emotional strength

  • Ability to tolerate medical treatments

  • Understanding of your condition and your choices for medical care.

 

What Services will be Provided Through ActiveCare?

ActiveCare, as with other services at Interim HealthCare, is provided through a team of specially-trained staff.   The team includes nurses, social workers and spiritual counselors, working in conjunction with your physicians.  This team provides the following services. 

  • Expert treatment of your pain and other symptoms of your disease

  • Close communication and collaboration with you and your family about your illness and treatment choices.

  • Coordination of your care with other healthcare providers.

  • Emotional support for you and your family

  • Referral and coordination with other Interim HealthCare services such as Personal Care, Home Health and Hospice

  • Spiritual support for you and your family

  • 24 hour a day, seven day a week support

Why Interim HealthCare ActiveCare?

Consider the following factors in deciding that ActiveCare
is a good choice for you, your family and your situation. 

Experience

Interim HealthCare of Upstate South Carolina is the leading home-based provider of health care services in the Upstate.  We’ve been providing services here for more than 30 years.  Interim HealthCare is the largest home health agency in the Upstate.  Size and experience are good predictors of future success in meeting patient and family needs.

Staff

ActiveCare is staffed with specially trained clinicians.  They have extensive home health experience, and have completed additional training on goals and care in this palliative care setting.  They also have additional training on understanding care goals and needs.

Continuum of Services

Interim HealthCare has the range of services to meet all your needs and goals in the home setting.  Our service lines can meet your needs as they change over time.

  • Non-medical Personal Care services to maintain independence at home

  • Home Health skilled nursing and therapy to address medical needs

  • Hospice to help you through end-of-life care

  • Telehealth to provide safety and to monitor your condition

These all operate in an integrated manner, but with their own special focus.   They all operate on a common information system so any caregiver has visibility to your information – you don’t have to answer the same questions over and over, we know your goals, we know what was done on yesterday’s visit.

 

How do I Access ActiveCare?

Referrals

  • Anyone can call to inquire about ActiveCare:
  • Prospective patients
  • Family
  • Physicians
  • Hospital discharge planners
  • Advisors 
Services will require an “order” from a physician, but we will secure that if the referral doesn’t come from a physician directly. Many ActiveCare patients will already be on Home Health services with Interim HealthCare.  ActiveCare will be the “next step” in their care.  Your Home Health nurse will discuss it with you and your family.

Insurance Coverage

Medicare and most insurance plans cover ActiveCare services.  We will work with you to determine what is covered and what the requirements for accessing that coverage are for your health insurance.  The eligibility requirements usually are similar to those for Home Health.  Your Home Health or ActiveCare nurse and our in-office experts will work through these somewhat detailed issues to make sure you have the best coverage for the services you need.
 
Where Can I Receive ActiveCare Services?

HOME.  Wherever you consider to be home.

  • Your traditional home, whether freestanding single family home, apartment or others

  • The home of a family member or other loved one

  • A residential care facility such as Independent Living or Assisted Living facility.

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