Home Health Care

10410 E. 9th Ave., Bldg B
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 321-9050

In-home Health Care that’s Compassionate

Regaining health following an accident, surgery, stroke or a chronic illness is often best accomplished in your own home. Sunshine provides the medical side of home care.

Sunshine Home Health thinks that healing and well-being are best achieved when a patient's familiar home lifestyle is maintained during treatment. At home rehabilitation is extremely beneficial because people are surrounded by family, friends, neighbors and even pets; allowing their minds and bodies to focus on healing.

While in the comfort of the patient's home; our nurses, therapists, and home health aids provide Spokane County patients with the specialized in home health care and treatment they need. Some of the services that we provide are: fall prevention; mobility and balance skills; wound care; medication management; IV infusion and tube feedings; cognitive and memory strategies; speech therapy and swallowing exercises; nutrition and diet education; community service connections; medical social work services.

Our local nurses are also available by phone 24 hours a day to answer questions or concerns. Secure technologies help us streamline our process while in a patient's home and enables us to provide more concentrated time with the patient — not on paperwork.

Sunshine Home Health can also serve as an intermediary between patients and insurance companies to minimize any undue stress. Contact Sunshine Home Health to learn more about our home health services and how to get started on the path to healing and well-being without leaving your home.

Specialty Home Health Programs

Firm Footing

Sunshine Home Health's Firm Footing program is focused on safe mobility and fall prevention and takes into account current mobility, vestibular impairments and peripheral neuropathy. We assess every person for fall risk upon admission and immediately act on that fall risk if identified. 

Firm Footing is an evidence-based treatment program, designed to help decrease a person's fall risk. It utilizes tests and measures that have been associated with identifying fall risk and appropriate treatment measures. These results are used to develop a customized treatment program to meet the needs of each person. Patients go through a tree-level exercise program and progress through these as indicated and tolerated, resulting in a unique program tailored for each person to address their specific deficits. Many Sunshine clinicians  are specially trained in vestibular rehab and screen patients for vestibular impairments. Once identified, treatment is provided for this as well. 

All patients are also screened for sensory changes due to peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is very common and often related to chemotherapy, diabetes or other conditions. Our very experienced physical and occupational therapy team implements the right assessment and treatment tools directed at improved balance, strength and confidence to maximize function and minimize falls.

LSVT BIG™

We desire to help those with Parkinson's disease improve their mobility, activities of daily living and overall quality of life. Sunshine Home Health is proud to offer the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson's disease treatment. The LSVT program was originally developed to help people with Parkinson's disease improve their voice as the disease progressed. Originally named the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, it has encompasses movement therapy and is called LSVT BIG whereas voice therapy is LSVT LOUD.

LSVT BIG uses specific exercises that work on a person's neural plasticity (intensity, complexity, saliency, and use-it-or-lose-it theory.) For the LSVT BIG program uses increased amplitude training of limbs and body movement in people with Parkinson's disease. LSVT BIG is delivered by a certified LSVT Physical or Occupational Therapist. Treatment is administered in 16 sessions over a single month (four individual 60-minute sessions per week.) This protocol was developed specifically to address the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson's disease. The protocol is both intensive and complex, with many repetitions of core movements that are used in daily living. This type of practice is necessary to optimize learning and carryover of better movement in everyday life.

Medicare Certified Home Health Care

Home health care provides skilled care to help people regain health and mobility while remaining in their home. Medicare Certified Home health requires a prescription from a physician and is covered by a person's medical insurance benefit. It is often called "Medicare Certified" even when a person is not of Medicare age, because most insurance companies require the same guidelines be followed as does Medicare.

A person must need intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical, occupational, or speech therapy to qualify for this benefit. Bathing assistance (short term,) and Social Services are also covered, but only while skilled services are involved. A person must also be homebound, which means that it is a taxing effort to leave home and usually requires assistance. For more detailed information go to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.

Private duty, custodial care, and companion care are not covered by Medicare and most medical insurance plans. Transportation is also not covered under this type of plan.

There are many Home Care companies in Spokane County and navigating the path of covered services can be overwhelming. For more information about Home Care and/or Private Duty Care, please contact one of our transition or outreach coordinators (509) 321-9050.

How Can We Help?

Each person is unique in their needs. We'd love to talk with you about how we can customize  care and treatment of you or a loved one. Please give us a call at the phone number below.

Sunshine Home Health
10410 E. 9th Ave., Bldg B
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 321-9050