Applegate Home Care & Hospice - St. George

From home care to private duty, we offer an array of services to ensure the best comfort and care for your loved ones. These services can help to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they need, regardless of whether they’d prefer to stay at home or join our center.

Home Care

Many people feel most comfortable in their own home. This doesn’t grow less true with age. If your elderly loved one requires care and assistance but are loathe to leave their home, it is no problem! We offer effective home care services to provide superior care for your loved ones, without the inconvenience of leaving their homes.

Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is less expensive and more convenient than the care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. Services may also include medical social services or assistance from a home health aide. The home health care agency coordinates the services your doctor orders for you.

Home Care services may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Wound care
  • Medication management
  • Home infusion therapy
  • Injections and lab draws
  • Orthopedic surgery rehab

Hospice Care

Hospice is generally intended as care for those that have been diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on symptom relief and providing the highest quality of life for the remainder of the individual’s life. We focus on hospice as a method of care, rather than a specific location. For this reason, we provide hospice care wherever the individual lives, whether it is in a nursing home or their own house.

Hospice is a wonderful benefit provided for those facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice care offers emotional and physical care to allow for the best quality of life. Too often patients and families wait until the last days or weeks of life to elect hospice when they could have enjoyed months of very helpful hospice services. The hospice team consists of a physician, nurse, social worker, spiritual support, and aides where needed.

Hospice services may include:

  • Hospice is a concept of care, not a place.
  • Hospice provide pain and symptom relief.
  • Hospice can provide respite services for the family.
  • Hospice provides Durable Medical Equipment such as hospital beds, toilet risers, etc.
  • Hospice services are provided where the patient lives, e.g. a nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family home, etc.
  • Hospice focuses on the relief of suffering and improving the quality of life.
  • Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process; it neither hastens nor postpones death.
  • Hospice offers emotional and spiritual support, as well as medical care. It is holistic, giving equal attention to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and families.
  • Hospice also provides support to the patient’s family, including grief support services.
  • Hospice may include massage therapy, music therapy, and pet therapy.

Private Duty

Private duty services are helpful to nurture independence, which can be particularly valuable for individuals that fear being dependent on others. It typically involves helping with personal care, as well as light cleaning in the house. Private duty care is offered wherever the individual resides.

Applegate is pleased to offer private duty wherever you call home. Private duty is a personal care service that fosters independence and comfort. Under a nurse’s supervision, a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) helps the individual with personal cares and/or light housekeeping.

Private Duty services may include:

  • Nurse evaluation
  • Home maker services
  • Medication reminders
  • Bathing/Showering assistance
  • Personal care Aide
  • Registered Nurse oversight
  • (435) 628-1569
  • 292 S. 1470 E.
    St. George, UT 84790