Providing Home Care Services With a Higher Standard.
7th Heaven Care Services has been providing exceptional care for over two decades. We are based in Southern California and reach people throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of our clients by providing a nurturing environment during the different stages of life. We are committed to maintaining a team of experienced, reliable professionals, who offer compassionate, comforting care to our clients and promote peace of mind for their families.
7th Heaven Care Services is committed to a holistic approach in the care of our clients. We recognize that this requires not only assisting with the activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, food preparation, etc.), but also providing tasks to maintain a dignified home environment (laundry, personal living area housekeeping, etc.). We can also, if required, transport our client to appointments and social events to maintain their independence, and them enjoying some “fresh air outside”. Our goal is help your loved ones maintain their dignity as they transition to the next stage of their life.
Our palliative care team provides full support in enhancing our client’s quality of life in a home setting, while they undergo recovery and rehabilitation. Our team is skilled in providing home care to patients with a wide range of illnesses, personality types and home care settings. Regardless of their diagnosis, 7th Heaven Care Services’ mission is to fully attend to our client’s needs of pain control, nourishment, elimination and ambulation in a respectful and empathetic manner. Our goal is to not only to address their physical distress, but their emotional distress as well, through attentiveness, caring and compassion.
Terminal end-of-life health care can be an emotionally and physically challenging time for both patient and family. While hospice protocol has gone a long way in alleviating some of these issues, they nonetheless still exist. 7th Heaven Care Services is an expert in hospice care. Our team is specially trained in addressing the physical, emotional, and even spiritual needs of the transitioning client. Our mission is to comfort, provide solace and cheer to the frightened patient contemplating their end. Because of our experience and expertise, we can also help the family navigate through a myriad of complex emotional issues, as well as offering advice with related practical matters at this trying time.
“Wendy and her team couldn’t have provided better service for our loved one. I am so appreciative of her compassionate care and attention to every detail. Wendy is a fabulous person with a remarkable team!”Susan Fassberg, Writer
“As a retired physician, I will always remain deeply indebted to Wendy for the professionalism, expertise, compassion and caring she exhibited towards my terminally ill father and my family over the course of two years.”Scott S. Barton MD
“Wendy cared for my parents in a gentle yet very professional manner. Her experience was evident immediately and her work ethic was impeccable but most importantly my parents came to love & trust her which brought our family such peace.”Michelle Dubois
WHAT IS PALLIATIVE CARE?
Palliative medicine is a medical subspecialty provided by doctors who offer palliative care for people who are seriously ill. Palliative care relieves suffering and improves quality of life for people of any age and at any stage in a serious illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life-threatening.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE CARE?
Palliative care is whole-person care that relieves symptoms of a disease or disorder, whether or not it can be cured. Hospice is a specific type of palliative care for people who likely have 6 months or less to live. In other words, hospice care is always palliative, but not all palliative care is hospice care.
WHO PROVIDES PALLIATIVE CARE?
Palliative care is provided by an interdisciplinary team that may include a doctor who specializes in palliative medicine, a nurse, pharmacist, social worker, dietitian, and volunteers.
WHO PAYS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE?
Many private insurance companies and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) offer palliative care and hospice benefits. Medicare (mostly for people 65 and older) offers hospice benefits, and the extra Medicare plan (Part B) offers some palliative care benefits. Medicaid coverage of hospice and palliative care for people of limited incomes varies by state.
WHAT IS HOSPICE?
Hospice, or end-of-life care, emphasizes pain management and symptom control rather than curative treatment. It affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. It provides personalized services and a caring community so that patients and families can attain the necessary preparation for a death that is satisfactory to them. At the center of hospice is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?
Hospice care is appropriate if your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you have a life-limiting illness, and if the disease runs its normal course, death may be expected in six months or less. At times, a disease does not run its normal course and patients may be on hospice services for periods longer than six months. Hospice care provides comfort and support for patients with all types of illnesses including cancer, heart, lung, vascular, kidney and neuromuscular diseases, all types of dementia, and AIDS. If you feel that you or a loved one may benefit from hospice care, we are only a phone call away. A member of our experienced staff can work with you and your physician to determine if hospice care is right for you. If you prefer to be contacted via e-mail, please Contact Us and we will promptly reply to your request.
WHO PAYS FOR HOSPICE?
Hospice is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit and most private insurers. Medicaid benefits vary by state and private insurances offer a wide variety of coverage. Our expert financial staff can help you understand your coverage provisions and will contact Medicaid or your insurance company to determine your specific benefits.
MEDICARE AND HOSPICE
100% Coverage if These Four Requirements Are Met:
- The patient is eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
- The patient’s doctor and a hospice medical director certify that the patient is terminally ill and has 6 months or less to live if the illness runs its normal course
- The patient signs a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered benefits to treat the terminal illness
- The patient receives care from a Medicare-approved hospice program
If you have any questions about any of our services or would like to request more information, please email us at 7thHeavenCare@gmail.com
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