Shant Home Health Care, Inc. is an Agency operating from Van Nuys, California since 2005. It is a nurse owned Agency, which provides comprehensive services to homebound patients, including skilled nursing and home health care services, contracted medical social services, registered dietician services, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We offer health services and care in order to improve the quality of life and health in the comfort of the patient's home. Our clients can rest assured knowing that they can maintain their independence with dignity. Some of the services our skilled nursing staff provides include, but are not limited to, wound care, catheter care, intravenous therapy, ostomy care, G-tube care, and administration of injections. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient and his/her family.
Our staff is multilingual in Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Shant Home Health Care Inc., is a Joint Commission and Medicare certified home health agency.
Thank you for contacting Shant Home Health Care. Please use the easy-to-complete form below to request a free, no-obligation consultation on your senior care needs. A member of our staff will contact you by phone or email within one business day. We look forward to talking with you soon.
This section explains your rights to make health care decisions and how you can plan what should be done when you can't speak for yourself.
A federal law requires us to give you this information. We hope this information will help increase your control over your medical treatment.
Your doctor will give you information and advice about treatment. You have the right to choose. You can say "Yes" to treatments you want.
You can say "No" to any treatment you don't want - even if the treatment might keep you alive longer.
Your doctor must tell you about your medical condition and about what different treatments can do for you. Many treatments have "side effects." Your doctor must offer you information about serious problems that medical treatment is likely to cause you.
Often, more than one treatment might help you - and people have different ideas about which is best. Your doctor can tell you which treatments are available to you, but your doctor can't choose for you. That choice depends on what is important to you.
If you can't make treatment decisions; your doctor will ask your closest available relative or friend to help decide what is best for you. Most of the time that works., but sometime everyone doesn't agree about what to do.
That is why it is helpful if you say in advance what you want to happen if you can't speak for yourself. There are several kinds of "advance directives" that you can use to say what you want and who you want to speak for you.
One kind of advance directives under California law lets you name someone to make health care decisions when you can't. this form is called Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
You can, if you are 18 years or older and of sound mind. You do not need a lawyer to it fill out.
You can choose an adult relative or friend you trust as your "agent" to speak for you when you're too sick to make your own decisions.
After you choose someone, talk to that person about what you want. You can also write down in the Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care when you would or wouldn't want the medical treatment. Talk to your doctor about what you want and give your doctor a copy of this form. Give another copy to the person named as your agent, and take a copy with you when you go into a hospital or other treatment facility.
Sometimes treatment decisions are hard to make and it truly helps your family and your doctors if they know what you want. The Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care also gives them legal protection when they follow your wishes.
You can use another kind of advance directive to write down your wishes about treatment. This is often called a "living will" because it takes effect while you are still alive, but have become unable to speak for yourself.
The California Natural Death Act lets you sign a living will called a Declaration. Anyone 18 years or older and of a sound mind can sign one.
When you sign a Declaration it tells your doctors that you don't want any treatment that would only prolong your dying. All life-sustaining treatment would be stopped if you were terminally ill and your death was expected soon, or if you were permanently unconscious. You would receive treatment to keep you comfortable, however.
The doctors must follow your wishes about limiting treatment or turn your care over to another doctor who will. Your doctors are also legally protected when they follow your wishes.
Instead of using the Declaration in the Natural Death Act, you can use any of the available living will forms. You can use a Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care form without naming an agent, or you can just write down your wishes on a piece of paper. Your doctors and family can use what you write in deciding about your treatment, but living wills that don't meet the requirements of the Natural Death Act don't give as much legal protection for your doctors if a disagreement arises about following your wishes.
You can change or revoke any of these documents at any time as long as you can communicate your wishes.
No, you don't have to fill out any of these forms if you don't want to. You can just talk with your doctors and ask them to write down what you've said in your medical chart. And you can talk with your family, but people will be clearer about your treatment wishes if you write them down. Your wishes are more likely to be followed if you write them down.
Absolutely. You will still get medical treatment. We just want you to know that if you become too sick to make decisions, someone else will have to make them for you. Remember that:
Ask your doctor, nurse or social worker to get more information for you.
It is your responsibility to provide a copy of your advance directives to the agency so that it can be kept with your records. If you have any questions about any of these forms, please talk to your doctor, your nurse, or call our office. Ask for a social worker to visit you and further explain these directives.
The California Consortium on Patient Self-Determination prepared the preceding text, which has been adopted by the California Department of Health Services to implement Public Law 101-508