California Home Care Services
Often those who are suffering through an illness or injury elect to be cared for and treated from home. There are several service agencies throughout California that can accommodate home care for patients at various stages of injury and illness. From day to day medical aid, to hospice care, to treatments and therapies, California residents have a variety of options for home health care, four of which are detailed below.
Metropolitan Home Health
Metropolitan Home Health is a Commission-Accredited and Medicare-Certified at home health provider in Los Angeles County, California, and is recognized as one of the top home health agencies in the country. With a team of dedicated and caring home health professionals, Metropolitan Home Health offers at home skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical services, social work, and home health aides to service members of the community within a 60-mile radius.
For more information on Metropolitan Home Health, visit: https://www.lametropolitan.com
Interim Healthcare in San Diego County, California, believes that living in the comfort of your own home can vastly improve your quality of life. As a recognized top home health agency in California, by the California Association of Health Services, Interim Health provides home health care, chronic disease care, and palliative care services. Their home chronic disease care professionals are trained to care for patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes.
For more information on Interim Healthcare, visit: https://www.interimhealthcare.com/sandiegoca/home
Adventists Health Home Care Services
Adventists Health Home Care Services provide compassionate and professional Christian care to local communities within Kern County, California. With specialized programs, Adventists Home Health Care Services strive to improve quality of life, hasten recovery, and positively influence the emotional and spiritual well-being of patients from the comfort of their own home. Adventists’ team of professionals work closely with physicians to provide personal care, administration of antibiotics, nutrition, rehabilitation, IV home therapy, wound care, and social services.
For more information on Adventists Health Home Care Services, visit: https://www.adventisthealth.org/home-care-services
Asian Network Pacific Home Care, Inc.
Asian Network Pacific Home Care, Inc. offers services throughout the state of California, specifically, in Alameda, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Clara, California, along with Contra Costa counties. Founded in 1991, the Asian Network provides culturally sensitive end of life care to Asian communities throughout the greater Bay Area, with an emphasis on overcoming language barriers and respecting cultural differences and traditions. With a multilingual and multicultural professional team, Asian Network Pacific Home Care provides both home health and hospice services.
For more information on Asian Network Pacific Home Care, Inc., visit: https://asiannetwork.com
California Patient Transport Services
There are a variety of transportation services throughout California which patients who are unable to get themselves to their healthcare appointments can take advantage of. The California transportation services listed below are committed to providing safe and convenient transportation for those who need it.
Medi-Cal offers transportation services to and from doctor appointments for individuals with limited income and resources in California. Their services include non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), by ambulance, wheelchair van or litter van for those who cannot utilize public or private transportation, as well as non-medical transportation (NMT), by private or public vehicle for those who do not have another way to get to their appointment. Medi-Cal will also assist patients with the pick-up of prescriptions and medical supplies.
For more information on the services provided by Medi-Cal, visit: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/Transportation.aspx
Eden Medical Services
Eden Medical Services provides non-emergency medical transportation in the Greater Bay Area of California. Their services include pick up and drop off from physician, dialysis, and rehabilitation appointments, in addition to transportation to and from the airport, pharmacy, family functions, and special events. Their vehicles are equipped to handle stretchers and wheelchairs, and their team of professionals also offer stair assistance.
For more information on Eden Medical Services visit: http://www.edenmedtrans.com
One Access Medical Transportation
One Access Medical Transportation offers rides for any occasion, including, but not limited to, doctor appointments, outpatient surgery, social outings, and hospital discharge. They operate in the San Francisco Bay area, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Contra Costa County in California. While One Access Medical Transportation has service hours, the company will provide after hour and weekday services if scheduled in advance.
For more information on One Access Medical Transportation visit: https://www.oneaccesstrans.com
ACC Medlink is a long-distance, medical, ground-transport company that offers affordable services from California to any state within the U.S. ACC Medlink offers non-emergency transport state-to-state, to-and-from hospitals, doctor’s facilities, and patient homes. They provide a large fleet of medical transportation vans, ranging from Mercedes Sprinter Vans that can accommodate one to three people or larger vans that can accommodate patients, families and medical staff.
For more information on Acc Medlink visit: https://medic-trans.com/california-medical-transport
Mental Health Support in California
Those who are fighting an illness or injury often find it useful to speak with a mental health specialist about the struggles they face with their condition. Patients also frequently find psychological relief from speaking with others who are in, or have been in, similar situations as them. Resources for California mental health support for the ill or injured are listed below.
Mental Health Services Division of California Department of Health
The Mental Health Services Division of California Department of Health provides numerous mental health programs for adults, youth, and children of varying backgrounds. All California county mental health departments have around-the-clock hotlines for residents looking for help during a crisis and information on their local mental health programs. Together, the Department of Health will work with patients to create a Mental Health Plan (MHP) and arrange for Specialty Mental Health Services checks.
For local hotline numbers, please visit: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/MHPContactList.aspx
Mental Health America of California
Mental Health America of California ensures people of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, and ethnicity, who require mental health services are provided with the resources they need and not denied any other benefits, services or rights based on their need or identity. Mental Health America of California works to guarantee mental health services and other necessary services to anyone who is in need and achieves these goals through advocacy and education.
Learn more about Mental Health America of California at https://www.mhac.org
Mental Health Association of Orange County
The Mental Health Association of Orange County is committed to improving the quality of life for Orange County, California, residents impacted by mental illness through direct service, advocacy, and dissemination of information. As a non-profit, Mental Health Association of Orange County is currently composed of volunteers and contracted psychiatrists and nurse practitioners to aid the community.
Learn more about Mental Health Association of Orange County at https://mhaoc.org
Other Mental Health Organizations
California residents can also take advantage of national mental health organizations, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org) and Mental Health Services Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov), which provide local treatment and resources in California.
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