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5010 Sunny Side Ave. Suite 303

Beltsville, MD 20705

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday | 09.00 am to 05.00 pm

Saturday | 10.00 am to 05.00 pm (by appointment only) | Sunday - Closed

RSA: HOME CARE PHILOSOPHY

POLICY:

The provision of Home Care services is guided by the philosophy of the Agency.

PURPOSE:

1. To adopt the appropriate philosophical approach in providing quality Home care services

2. To ensure quality Home Care to patients.

3. To provide continuity of Home care for patients.

PROCEDURE:

The adoption of the appropriate philosophical approach in providing quality Home
care services based on the following basic assumptions.

1. The maintenance and realization of the full potential of human life is a supreme value.

2. Humans possess a unique hierarchy of needs, as defined by Maslow:

a. Physiological needs
b. Safety needs
c. Belonging and love needs
d. Self-Esteem needs
e. Self-Actualization

3. Humans search for meaning in personal life experiences.

4. Humans make choices and decisions based on their individual beliefs and values.

5. Humans exert personal control over their lives in making such choices and decisions.

Philosophy for Home Care Program Procedure – (continued):
The philosophy of the agency is based on the above assumptions, which stipulates that each home care patient:

1. Desire Home care services that promote the patient’s value of life by:

a. Minimizing negative patient illness and disability outcomes.
b. Maximizing potential patient level-of-independence outcomes.
c. Restoring, maintaining, and promoting patient health.

2. Possesses unique physiological, safety, psychological, self-esteem, and self-actualization needs that require consideration in the patient’s plan of Home care.

3. Searches for meaning in the personal life experiences surrounding the patient’s illness or disability.

4. Make choices and decisions about the provision of Home care services relative to the patient’s self defined unique needs and according to the patient’s personal beliefs and values.

5. Exert personal control over the patient’s personal life in collaborating with Home care staff members regarding the provision of services.

In support of the Agency’s philosophy, employees are dedicated to the provision of comprehensive quality care which is patient-centered and patient family-centered, provided in the patient’s place of residence. Care focuses on the patient’s unique physiological, safety, psychological, self-esteem, and self-actualization needs. The agency is committed to the provision of Home Care services that assist the patient to search for meaning in the personal life experiences surrounding the patient illness or disability. The staff helps patient make choices and decisions about the provision of Home care services based on the patient’s self-defined unique needs. Patients and families are encouraged to collaborate activity with agency staff and other health care providers regarding the provision of appropriate services. Education to the patient, the patient’s family, and the community of health related issues is also part of the Agency philosophy.