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Advantages to Non-Profit Health Care

Did you know that Mountain Home Health Care is a Non-Profit Organization? Studies show that one in five people do not understand the differences between “Non-Profit” and “For-Profit” organizations and what that can mean for Health Care. Click on this link from The Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare to learn more.

 

October 9th, 2015|Blog|

Applying for Medicaid

If you’re new to Medicaid, either for yourself or a loved one, it can be confusing to know what steps to take when you’re trying to find help for personal care services. Here’s a little information that you can use as a guide if you’re interested in getting yourself or your family member set up with Medicaid and Personal Care Services through Medicaid.

Step 1: Applying for Medicaid

To apply for current Medicaid coverage or for Medicaid Expansion Coverage (that went into effect on January 1, 2014) please go to: www.yes.nm.state.us.

To download or print a paper version of the Streamlines HSD or Medicaid only application, go to www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/apply.html.

To apply by phone to have an application mailed, call 1-855-637-6574

Step 2: Choosing a Managed Care Organization (MCO)

Below are the Centennial Care MCOs:
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
Member Services
(866) 689-1523
(For members with hearing or speech loss: TTY/TDD: 711)
Molina HealthCare:
Member Services: (877) 373-8986
Presbyterian Health Plan:
Member services:
(505) 923-5200 or (888) 977-2333
For members with hearing or speech loss:
(888) 872-7568 TTY
Navajo Hotline:
In Albuquerque: (505) 923-5157
Outside Albuquerque: (888) 806-8793
United Health Care Community Plan:
Member Services: (877) 236-0826
For member with hearing or speech loss: TTY:711
Step 3: Call your Managed Care Organization (MCO)
Step 4: Ask for Care Coordination
Step 5: Ask to be assessed for Personal Care Services

If you have more questions, please call us at Mountain Home Health – 1-575-758-4786.

October 8th, 2015|Blog|

Fall and Fracture Prevention 101

As more people choose to remain in their own home as they age, some simple changes around the home can make all the difference in preventing falls and increasing the overall safety of the home.

Click the link below to learn some great tips and suggestions for reducing the risk of falls in your own home or the home of a loved one.

National Institute on Aging: Fall and Fracture Prevention

October 7th, 2015|Blog|

We are hiring!!

Are you or someone you know looking for employment?

We are seeking passionate and responsible Personal Care Givers and Registered Nurses!

Click “Employment” at the top of our page for more information. On the right hand side of our page you will find the job requirements for the Registered Nurse position and our company Job Application. No certifications are required to apply as a personal care giver. Fill out the application and bring it by our office or e-mail it to llinnane@mtnhomehealth.com.

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Work is our community – It’s where we hang our coats.

Homecare and Hospice is the future of health care and one of the fastest growing service areas in the country. If you’re looking for homecare jobs, we represent the needs of the industry.

Here at Mountain Home Health Care, we offer:

A wide variety of positions and flexibility to help our employees with their work/life balance;
Competitive compensation and excellent benefits package;
Autonomy
Caseload Variety

All in a supportive working environment.

We are only as strong as our workforce!
Characterized by:

Team Commitment
Professionalism
Positive Energy

We seek individuals who share our commitment to excellence. If you are interested in becoming part of the Mountain Home Health Care team, please download the employment application at the right. You can mail it or drop it by our office.

October 6th, 2015|Blog|

Active Aging Week!

Need some motivation to get active? It’s Active Aging Week! The truth is, every week should be active aging week, but whether you’re a regular exerciser or just now peeling yourself off the couch for the first time – the Institute for Active Aging has great tips to help you get and stay active!

Live Your Adventure: 30 tips for active aging

October 2nd, 2015|Blog|

It’s almost flu season, are you ready?

Did you know that during recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older? “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Getting a flu vaccine can help lessen or even prevent the flu virus. Learn more and get vaccinated to keep yourself and others around you safe.

Read The Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about influenza and why you need to be ready for it.

In our area contact your primary care physician, Walgreens or Smiths pharmacy to find out when vaccines will be available.

September 29th, 2015|Blog|

Wall Street Journal : Communities Struggle to Care for Elderly, Alone at Home

Below is an excellent article from the Wall Street Journal discussing the growing trend of “aging in place” and the obstacles that more elderly individuals are facing today.

Many communities all over the country have a growing elderly population who are in need of some kind of assistance. These issues make our need for strong support organizations and programs like Mountain Home Health Care more important than ever.

Click here to read the full article.

 

September 28th, 2015|Blog|