All About Sunshine

Testimonials

  • Nurses Kim, Cari, Connie and Jessica were all the absolute embodiment of everything a nurse should be: Caring, Kind, Patient, Professional, Tender, Thorough and Precise. During the five weeks following my surgery, I was informed everyday of when and whom I would be seeing, the nurses were prompt and punctual, and should I have scheduling conflicts, they would cooperate seamlessly to ensure I got tended to. I cannot stress to you enough how wonderful ALL of these nurses were.

    With this consistent standard of the highest quality staff, I wouldn’t hesitate a moment in recommending Sunshine Home HealthCare in the strongest way possible to anyone looking for medical care at home. Simply put: Sunshine Home Healthcare is a first rate medical service in an industry that often seems to forget that courtesy, patience and caring is often the best medicine. Thank you Sunshine!

    -Adrian H.

    Thank you to Marcie, Billie, and Pat for all of the wonderful therapy while my mom was at Vintage Park of Lenexa. She really enjoyed her therapy sessions and even commented the other day how Marcie “really makes you feel good about yourself.” Thank you all for your patience and compassion.

    -Kim H.

    My experience with Daren M. (PT) have totally changed my negative opinion about therapist. He was always punctual, helpful and considerate in developing and assisting my therapy. His manner was always pleasant and he was able to develop ways of making difficult exercises easier, keeping my pain and endurance levels in mind! None of this was what I had necessarily experienced before!

    Daren always encouraged me, giving me confidence in my own abilities to meet my physical goals, especially as he assisted the mobility chair employee “streamline” the chair so I can use it easier then I’d feared.

    I hope that Sunshine and Daren will accept my appreciation for his care! I wish him the best.

    – Sheri G

    Cheryl (RN) is knowledgeable, helpful, and careful about medications. She keeps in touch with my doctor and sees that he gets what he needs.

    -Sadi N.

Common Questions

Payment Information

Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Administration, private insurance providers and many HMOs typically cover home health care (if you meet the criteria). Private payments are also accepted. Call Sunshine and our staff will be happy to help you determine if you are qualified for benefits.

What is home health care?

Home health care covers a wide assortment of in-home medical services. With the exception of emergent or surgical care, almost any care that can be performed in a hospital can be offered at home. Of course, most patients prefer remaining at home. At Sunshine, we’re committed to help you maintain your independence.

Our qualified teams of Registered Nurses, Certified Home Health Aides, and therapists help patients heal with speed and comfort in the privacy of their own home. In addition to coordinating prescribed care with the patient’s physician, we provide progress updates and adjust care according to the doctor’s instructions. Sunshine staff provide curative care and teach patients about disease processes and medication administration—a simple service that makes a significant difference in patients’ health once they are discharged from home care.

Who qualifies for home health care?

Anyone who has recently experienced a change in medication or health condition, had a recent or past hospitalization, and currently experiences difficulty leaving home may qualify for home care. Common reasons for home care include:
• Wound care
• Diabetes
• Physical therapy
• Any disease process that is—or should be—managed by a physician
• Medication Education
• Requiring professional help in understanding and managing personal health care.
Our care teams offer the tools that will help you or your loved one regain and retain optimal health. And since health care instruction is one of our highest priorities, our specialists will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning your health and comfort.

When is home health care appropriate?

You don’t have to wait for a physician to recommend home health care. Anytime it becomes more comfortable and convenient to receive care at home or in a care facility, home health care may be an option. Most patients find home care a more pleasant and satisfying way to heal. Simply ask your doctor if it would be appropriate for you. Please call us at 913-724-7500 if you have any questions about qualifying for home health care.

Can I choose which agency provides my care?

Yes. By law, all doctors and hospitals are required to allow you to choose which home care agency you use. That is your right!

What kinds of home health care services are available?

Sunshine provides a compassionate, experienced, and highly qualified staff to care for the needs of you or your loved one. Some home services include:
• Nursing
• Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
• Home Health Aides
• Medical Social Work
• Wound care therapy

For eligibility requirements and specific information on health care services, please call us anytime at
913-724-7500

How long does it take to receive home health care?

Once you contact Sunshine, we immediately contact your doctor for approval and instructions. If you are referring a loved one, we will also contact him or her. After we obtain approval, home care can begin in less than 24 hours. To begin the admission process, simply call 913-724-7500. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How often will a home health aid visit the patient?

As often as necessary. At Sunshine, a patient’s well being is always more important than our bottom line.
Will the same nurse or therapist visit regularly, or will it be someone different every time?
Consistency is essential in providing safe and effective health care. Once we determine your needs and assign a nurse or therapist, they will continue as your home care provider.

Who administers medication?

Our highly qualified Registered Nurses administer injectable and IV medications. Patients and caregivers can receive education on administering eye drops and medications taken orally.

Is there a co-pay?

There is no co-pay with Medicare and VA. Private insurance plans vary, but often cover all your needs. Sunshine will help you identify your plan’s benefits.

Who should I call if I have a question about health care needs, treatments, or coverage?

Please call us day or night at 913-724-7500. If it is an immediate medical emergency, call 911.