About Medicare Home Health Services

Castor Home Health, The Joint Commission Accredited agency for quality and safety

About Medicare Home Health Services

Castor offers home health services that are readily available to assist our patients at home, assuring that the patient’s safety and overall comfort will be responsibly and professionally tended to in a fashion that enables our patients to maintain their independence while receiving the appropriate level of supportive care. Home health care is far less expensive than the care received in hospital settings or within skilled nursing facilities. Castor services can be customized to perfectly meet the highly individualized needs of patients with respect to the number of visits scheduled, level of service required for individual ailments, and additional considerations such as assistance with tasks, appointment making and more.

Castor Home Health services offers to immediately begin providing you in-home care and assistance in a highly professional, compassionate, and empathetic manner. Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, we will schedule an appointment and come to your home to talk to you about your needs. We will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress. We see you as often as the doctor ordered. We will coordinate your care and communicate regularly with you, your doctor and anyone else who gives you care.

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Why Choose Castor?

  • The Joint Commission Accredited agency for quality and safety
  • Ability to conveniently schedule visits with highly skilled nursing care within the comforts of your home
  • Our Professionals are trained to use high-tech medical equipment (Castor has its own Medical Equipment & Supplies store) and administer therapies
  • Provide home health aides with highly trained resources to meet the needs of our patients. The training given to our aides are fall prevention, emergency preparation, infection control, Daily Living Tasks, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Provide assistance with specialized adaptations to your home environment to make your living space safer, more comfortable, and more accessible
  • Vastly more affordable than hospital-setting inpatient care or skilled nursing facilities
  • Specialized services cater to the highly individual medical, personal, cultural, financial and emotional needs of the patient
  • Provide family caretakers a break from the care and assistance responsibilities.
  • Curtail frequency of hospital visits
  • Promote health, healing, and overall happiness
  • Provide peace of mind to both the patient and their families
  • Help to soothe and comfort the stresses involved with the aging process
  • Remove the need for hospital stays by providing high-caliber hospital-level care in an at-home setting

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Castor offers the following home health services:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Home Health Aides

Castor Home Health Services include:

  • Assess and correct safety risks in homes to provide a safe environment and facilitate mobility
  • Monitor blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and rate of breathing
  • Infusion (intravenous style) therapy
  • Monitoring chronic conditions, serious illness and unstable health problems such as pneumonia, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and diabetes.
  • Infection prevention
  • Injections
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Medication management, administration, and education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Disease education and prevention
  • Medical observation and assessments
  • Individualized one-on-one assistance and support
  • Assistance with household chores including tasks such as dishes, vacuuming, laundry, watering plants, and meal preparation
  • Interface and maintain communication with your doctor to keep abreast on your latest health
  • Provides companionship and health social interaction by engaging in reading, games, walks, mealtime, watching movies and more.

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Our skilled and trained professionals include:

  • Home Health Nurses : An in-home health care nurse typically focuses on senior care and is a preferred option for many patients who would rather remain out of a hospital setting.
  • Physical Therapists : Physical therapists use a range of physical therapies and treatments to promote health, functionality, mobility, and improve physical impairment.
  • Occupational Therapists : Occupational Therapists employ interventional means to develop a range of appropriate and effective activities for individuals or groups that are disabled, injured, or mentally impaired.
  • Speech Therapists : Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
  • Home Health Aides : Home health aides assist aging, disabled, or impaired patients by engaging in a range of tasks designed to make the lives of their patients healthier and safer. Often helping with ADLs, household chores, meal prep, and more.

Our expert in-home care administered by home health care professionals will not only prevent rehospitalization but reduce the chances of patients requiring placement within a nursing home setting. By providing high-quality, individualized health care, our home health care professionals ensure that their patients are able to maintain functional, autonomous, confident, healthy, happy and dignified lives with independence and free will.

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About Home Services Personal Care & Companionship

Home care encompasses a range of professional support services that enable individuals to maintain their safety and independence within their own homes. Castor’s home care services cater to various needs, including aiding seniors in achieving independent living, assisting those managing chronic health conditions, aiding post-medical recovery, or supporting individuals with special needs or disabilities. Our skilled caregivers offer both short-term and long-term care solutions based on individual requirements, ensuring enhanced quality of life. Home care serves as a vital tool to promote safety, security, and increased autonomy, as well as the effective management of ongoing medical conditions.

It’s important to note that not all home care providers offer the complete spectrum of services. Castor stands as a comprehensive home care solutions provider, delivering a wide array of services and essential products that foster safe and independent living for you or your loved ones within the comfort of home.

In terms of insurance and payment options, personal care and companionship services are typically covered through private payments, long-term care insurance, or Medicaid. Other potential payment sources include long-term care insurance, health insurance, veterans’ benefits, and worker’s compensation. Castor is dedicated to accommodating diverse payment methods and is committed to collaborating with all payor sources, while also providing guidance on the most cost-effective service options for families.

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Why Choose Castor?

With a legacy spanning over 30 years, serving both rural and suburban areas, our commitment to the community is deeply ingrained. Our team of 100+ caregivers possesses specialized training that reflects in the exceptional care they provide within your home. Our genuine passion for helping others attain independence, ensuring safety, and fostering an improved quality of life is a core part of our identity. Serving others isn’t just a duty, but our utmost priority and the source of our greatest satisfaction.

The Impact of Well-Matched Caregivers: At Castor, our emphasis is on building meaningful relationships and cultivating kindness. This distinctive approach is what sets our one-on-one care apart for clients and makes caregiving truly rewarding. We take the time to understand you – your preferences, habits, interests, and more – through thorough initial assessments and ongoing interactions. This allows our caregivers not only to possess the necessary skills and expertise to meet your needs, but also to be a seamless personal fit. For many clients, their caregivers evolve into an extended family, creating an invaluable connection that truly matters.

Our Home Services include:

If it’s become more challenging to manage daily personal activities or housekeeping tasks, our trained and experienced home health aides can assist you. Or Perhaps you need help with getting to the shopping or to a doctor’s appointment, or maybe your parents have dementia and need a companion to keep them living safely at home. Castor is here for you as a complete home care service provider. We offer:

  • Bathing, grooming, using the toilet, and dressing
  • Meal planning and preparation 
  • Light housekeeping, laundry, and running errands
  • Companionship and conversation 
  • Provide a safe environment 
  • Assist with or prepare healthy meals 
  • Provide reminders for appointments 
  • Escort to appointments or other activities 
  • Document daily progress 
  • Aide with reading 
  • Laundry 
  • Maintain a calendar 
  • Make beds and change linens 
  • Take care of a pet 
  • Properly answer the door and telephone 
  • Pick-up and organize mail
  • Check medication and food expirations 
  • Prepare grocery list
  • Go or assist with grocery shopping 
  • Assist with bill paying 
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Plan visits or outings 


Does your elderly loved one need extra care after post-operative procedure?

Here are some of the many in home care services we provide:

  • Assist with bathing and grooming 
  • Help with proper lifting and reaching 
  • Assist with clothing selection and dressing 
  • Aid and assist with walking in and outdoors 
  • Taking detailed notes at their doctors’ appointments
  • Medication reminders 

When your loved one needs specialized in home care, we are here to help with the following with fully trained professionals:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
  • Hospice and Cancer Care 
  • Diabetes Care 
  • Incontinence Care
  • Stroke Care 
  • Respite Care 
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • And many more conditions 

We provide a thorough one-on-one assessment to provide care for some of the many post-operative procedures below either by working with our skilled nursing team or home services team:

  • Hip Replacements 
  • Knee Replacements 
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery 
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Cataract or Eye Surgery

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

Our Home Services staff include Certified Nurse aides (CNA) and Homemakers/Caregivers

We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards.

  • Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis
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