Helping Patients Stay Independent
Torrance Memorial Home Health Care offers quality health care in the place people are most comfortable — their home. Our professional team of nurses, therapists and other staff provides personalized attention and cost-effective care, allowing patients to remain as independent as possible.
Home health care is for patients who require skilled intermittent care. Additionally, we coordinate home health care with other programs at Torrance Memorial, including palliative care and
When You Need Health Care at Home
We know you are looking forward to going home. After all, home is a familiar environment, and family and friends are close at hand to participate in a more direct role in your care. We recognize how important this can be to your recovery process.
In fact, we begin before you even leave the hospital. We will contact your insurance carrier to assist you in determining your coverage, and pre-authorize treatment, if possible. Our discharge planning nurse or home care coordinator works closely with your doctor to develop a treatment plan specifically designed for you.
Once you are home, we do individualized training with both you and your family to ensure that your treatment is properly administered. Depending on your needs, our nurses will coordinate the support of other services and treatments including medical social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, pharmacists, and nursing attendant services.
Licensed, Experienced Care
Founded in 1983, Torrance Memorial Home Health is a full-service, California-licensed and Medicare-certified home health care and hospice agency that serves the entire South Bay area of Los Angeles. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Torrance Memorial Medical Center is also accredited by the Joint Commission.
At Torrance Memorial Home Health, we are dedicated to representing the physician in the home environment by providing high-quality, cost-effective nursing care.
As a full-service agency, we maintain a complete field staff of registered nurses who provide warm, caring treatment on an individualized basis. Our home health care team also includes:
- Home Health Nurses - RNs
- Medical Social Workers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational and Speech Therapists
- Certified Home Health Aides
- Hospital and Home Care Coordinators
- Wound Care Specialists
Quality In-Home Care
Torrance Memorial Medical Center's team of Home Health professionals provide compassionate care while helping each patient achieve the highest level of independence with daily living activities. Patients receiving services from Torrance Memorial's home health care department are evaluated by a registered nurse or a physical therapist to the degree in which the patient can care for himself and his physical surroundings. As a patient's abilities increase, the improvements are quantified, reported, then compared with the same data from other home health care agencies.
These comparative reports offer an opportunity to evaluate the work that home healthcare organizations perform as they assist patients maintain or recover their independence.
Recent reports measuring improvement in patient independence have shown that Torrance Memorial's Home Health care service has a remarkable record of helping patients restore their activities of daily living.
So, All You Need To Do... is Head Home
Our goal is to provide you, the patient, with the security of knowing that all of your health care needs will be met. We provide physicians with the same assurance that you are receiving the best home care possible.
Home Health Heart Failure Program
Home Health has a Heart Failure program to educate patients on their disease, medication management and recognition of early warning signs in order to maintain the patient safely in their own home and prevent hospitalization
- An in home assessment by our Heart Failure RN Coordinator followed by telephonic follow up for 30 days
- Tasks performed during the home visit:
- Explanation of Green, Yellow and Red Zone Symptoms
- Medication Reconciliation
- Scheduling Appointment with PCP
- Instructions on Patient Self Management
- Functional Assessment
- Nutritional Counseling
For More Information
If you have any questions reagrding Home Health care or would like to referer a patient to the Heart Failure Program, call 310-784-3739.