Which is right for you?

Seaport Home Health and Hospice and Safe Harbor Home Care are part of the same family and share the same commitment to excellence in terms of patient care and client satisfaction. Each of our three lines of services focuses on recruiting, training and supporting caregivers and clinicians whom we would be pleased to provide care for members of our own family…because that is exactly how we want you to view yourself, members of our extended family.

You might be asking yourself, what is the difference and even which do I or some member of my family need? We hope the following will help.

Safe Harbor offers the services of specially trained caregivers who provide care on an hourly or live-in basis to assist with activities of daily living, management of the household and household tasks, transportation to and from important appointments, and companion care for safety or social interaction.

Seaport Home Health is a bit different in that it provides care by licensed clinicians, including registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers. Patients who are receiving home health may also receive care from certified home health aides while the patient is on service. Each of these services occurs on an intermittent basis, usually 1-3 times per week, until the illness or acute medical situation is resolved. There is a strong emphasis on healing and restoration of health and functioning with the service usually lasting 60 days or less. If there is a need for the care to be extended longer, we are happy to do so, but are always sensitive to the need to return our patients to an optimal state of health as quickly as possible.

Seaport Hospice has a totally different focus in that it is for patients who have a life-limiting diagnosis which results in a prognosis of six months or less if the disease process were to run its normal course. Rather than aggressively attempting to return this patient to a state of health, our clinicians, along with our Hospice Medical Director, focus instead on managing any symptoms which cause the patient distress or discomfort. In other words, it is carative rather than curative in nature. Care is provided by largely the same types of clinicians as seen in Home Health, but theirs is a very different focus.

Patients who are receiving either Home Health or Hospice are eligible for Home Care, especially if care, support or assistance is needed between clinician visits.