Services

Our Services

With Adventist Health/Home Care Services, whether you live in Ventura County or the west San Fernando Valley, you can follow your physician’s treatment plan in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

You’ll receive care from the compassionate team of home care professionals at Simi Valley Hospital, including registered nurses; licensed vocational nurses; enterostomal therapists; physical, speech and occupational therapists; medical social workers; and registered dietitians. Orthopedic assessment is an additional service offered by our team of home health professionals.

Working closely with patients and their doctors, our staff designs a care plan for each patient’s specific lifestyle and health care needs. Our patients are at the center of every decision we make.

Skilled Nursing Services

Our registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, or enterstomal therapists coordinate these services:

  • Evaluation of the patient’s care plan
  • Pain management
  • Wound and ostomy care
  • Disease management
  • Instruction of proper use of medication
  • Venipuncture and administration of medications via injection
  • Respiratory care, trache care, inhalation treatment or use of oxygen
  • Nutritional instruction and management
  • Diabetic instruction and management
  • Bowel and bladder training

Physical Therapy Services

Our physical therapists manage these services:

  • Patient’s care plan
  • Patient’s safety at home
  • Prosthetic device requirements
  • Development of an individualized exercise program
  • Instruction in ambulation and range of motion
  • Initiation of ultrasound, CPM, T.E.N.S. unit, ice/hot packs, heat and massage and other therapeutic devices
  • Instruction in transfer techniques
  • Proper use of walking aids, prosthetics and other assistive devices
  • Instruction in performing daily activities and grooming

Occupational Therapy Services

Our registered therapists evaluate:

  • Difficulties with coordination, balance, walking or muscle dysfunction
  • Patient’s safety in home environment
  • Perpetual-motor abilities
  • Sensory impairment

They also provide information in:

  • Muscle re-education exercises and range of motion
  • Body mechanics, balance and coordination, energy conservation, perceptual motor training
  • Use of splints to prevent deformities
  • Activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing, cooking, bathing and toileting

Speech and Language Services

Our licensed speech therapists assess a patient’s ability to communicate and provide instruction in:

  • Verbal expression and written treatment
  • Expression through graphics or gestures
  • Auditory comprehension and speech articulation
  • Reading and visual exercises
  • Techniques of swallowing

Nutritional Services

Our registered dieticians manage:

  • Assessment of patient’s nutritional needs
  • Instruction on patient’s diets
  • Evaluation of drug and food interaction
  • Recommendations for maximizing nutritional therapy
  • Instruction on modified diets

Medical Social Work Services

Our Certified Medical Social Workers coordinate such services as:

  • Assessment of patient’s psychosocial needs
  • Counseling of family and patient related to the treatment
  • Assessment of patient’s financial resources
  • Guidance in use of appropriate community resources

Home Health Aide Services

Our certified home health aides can provide:

  • Assistance with bathing and grooming
  • Assistance with daily living

For More Information

For more information on Adventist Health/Home Care Services, call (805) 955-8190.