FOR PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS

Bee First is a leading provider of home health, primary home care and hospice care. As a leader, Bee First and its member agencies understand the importance of delivering individualized patient care. Whether you are in need of home health care or are dealing with a challenging disease and need the support of hospice care, we focus on delivering the care that is best for each patient's needs.

 

Our teams of expert clinicians, including Health Coach certified clinicians, utilize comprehensive education materials to meet our patients' individual needs. Our clinicians focus on empowering our patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and how to better control it.

 

Bee First believes in utilizing advanced technology to meet the needs of our patients. Technology helps our patients better manage their health and condition in the comfort of their own home.

 

Our comprehensive programs are designed to help reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, keeping patients in their home environment.

How do I qualify for services?

Recovering from surgery? Facing a new or challenging diagnosis? Trouble understanding your medications? Have you had a recent fall? Home Care may be able to help. Home Health Care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.

 

Medicare has established guidelines to help patients determine if they qualify for home care services. Medicare's coverage guidelines can be helpful to determine if you are eligible for home care services. In general, a patient who needs home care services would, under Medicare guidelines:

 

  • Have a difficult time leaving the house, typically with a taxing effort
  • Under the care of a physician
  • Receiving services under a plan of care prescribed by their physician and periodically reviewed for progress
  • In need of skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, physical therapy or speech-language pathology, or has a continuing need for occupational therapy

 

Home Care might be right for you:

 

  • Recent exacerbation of a previous diagnosis
  • New medication or medication dosage change
  • Recent hospitalization
  • Having trouble living independently at home
  • Concerned about living alone
  • Have recently returned from a hospital stay or need IV fluids at home
  • Have a wound that's not healing
  • Have a chronic illness
  • Have trouble breathing
  • Have had recent hip or knee surgery and need help with mobility
  • Have fallen at home in the past few months
  • Experience chronic pain

 

Qualifying for Hospice Coverage

 

Hospice services can help provide comfort, dignity, and support to patients dealing with a life-limiting diagnosis. Patients of any age can qualify for hospice services.

 

How do I receive Hospice care?

 

  • The patient enrolls in an approved Hospice Program
  • The patient's physician uses his or her best clinical judgment to certify the patient is terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the disease runs its normal course
  • The patient chooses to receive hospice care rather than curative treatments for the illness
  • Bee First Hospice can provide hospice services in the home, an assisted-living community, nursing center, or hospital.

 

If you have questions on qualifying for Home Care or Hospice Services, call us at 1-888-224-9897

10 TIPS FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
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Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often.

 

Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it.

 

When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do.

 

Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition and how to communicate effectively with doctors.

 

There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one’s dependence.

 

Trust your instincts. Most of the time they’ll lead you in the right direction.

 

Caregivers often do a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling. Be good to your back.

 

Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.

 

Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.

 

Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.

Bee First Primary Home Care & Hospice

 

Our goal is to maximize your quality of life by providing you with the empathy, respect and compassion you deserve. Our patient care team strives to bring you comfort and emotional backing with our primary home care and hospice services whenever challenges appear.

Contact

 

Bee First Corporate Office

2805 S. Expressway 83

Harlingen, Texas 78550

1-888-224-9897

Phone: (956) 412-5988 • Fax: (956) 423-2027

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