Services

Sunshine Health Facilities provides fully-licensed nursing care, therapeutic rehabilitation services, senior care, dementia care, treatment for mental illness, and Medicare-certified home health.  We are equipped to meet specific needs for our residents and patients, either on our Spokane Valley campus or in homes throughout Spokane County.

Below is a list of definitions that can help you understand the health care industry and guide you in knowing what services you are looking for. For a more detailed description of what Sunshine Health Facilities provides, please see "Our Facilities."

Skilled Nursing

Medicare Certified Home Health Care

Adult Family Homes 

Rehabilitation Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) 

Senior and Nursing Home Care (Skilled Nursing Facility)

Alzheimer's, Dementia Care, and Memory Care

Mental and Behavioral Health Care


Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing consists of health and medical care or treatment that can only be done by trained and licensed nurses. Examples include complex wound care, IVs and tube feedings, certain rehabilitation treatments, specific care following accidents, serious illness, cardiac, and stroke care.

Skilled Nursing services are available through:

Sunshine Home Health
Sunshine Health & Rehab

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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.  This type of home care is a part of a person's medical insurance benefit. It is often called "Medicare Certified" even when a person is not of Medicare age, due to 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 www.CMS.gov

Unfortunately, Medicare and most medical insurance plans do not cover the cost of having someone to come to the home and do custodial or private duty care.  Transportation or companion care are also not covered under this type of plan.

Home Health Care services are available through:

Sunshine Home Health

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Adult Family Homes

Adult Family Homes are a type of care homes that are found in neighborhoods or residential settings.  These care homes can house up to 6 residents at a time. These homes are staffed with at least one caregiver 24/7.  Services that are provided are assistance with daily living skills, meals, medication management, laundry and more.  Most homes provide daily social activities and occasional outings.  Adult Family Homes are licensed by the state that they reside in.  All Adult Family Home owners and their staff undergo significant training before being able to work directly with clients.  Further, they must keep up with training and best practices in care by completing a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education per year (this requirement may vary from state to state.)

Adult Family Home services are available through:

Sunshine Adult Family Homes

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Rehabilitation Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy)

Rehabilitation Services or Rehabilitation Therapy is designed to increase functional independence, prevent further loss of function or to maintain or improve the quality of an individuals life.  Physical and Occupational therapists help with functional mobility, strength, and range of motion.  Speech Therapists promote effective communication and strengthening of a person's swallow.  All rehabilitation therapists are licensed in the state that they practice in, and also must obtain continuing education credits to keep their license current.

Rehabilitation services are available through:

Sunshine Health & Rehab
Sunshine Home Health

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Senior and Nursing Home Care (Skilled Nursing Facilities)

Skilled Nursing Facilities are what used to be considered nursing homes in the past.  They are an inpatient healthcare facility with staff and equipment to provide skilled care, rehabilitation, and other related health services to patients who need nursing or rehab but do not meet the quantifications for hospitalization.

Nursing care is available 24 hours a day and is provided by on-site staff, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing aides. Physician consultation and visits are also available on-site.  Rehabilitation services are offered 5 to 7 days per week.  Medical Nutrition Therapy is provided by a Registered Dietitian.  Psycho-social needs are met by Social Services Staff, and there is specially trained activity staff to provide daily activities tailored to each individual's needs.

Skilled Nursing Facilities are regulated by both the state and the federal government.

Senior and Nursing Home Care are available through:

Sunshine Health & Rehab

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Alzheimer's, Dementia Care, and Memory Care

Dementia is a general term for a reduction in mental ability to the point that it interferes with a person's daily life. Troubling behavior such as wandering, forgetfulness, agitation, paranoia, sleeplessness, repetitive speech, incontinence, and other challenges occur as the disease progresses.

The care for people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia is focused on helping the person concentrate on thoughts and actions to help them complete tasks. The focus is also on keeping those with dementia interested and engaged with the world around them. Reducing distractions, changes in routine, noise and establishing understanding is vital to improving the quality of the person's life.

Safety aspects of dementia care come from managing the person's environment to reduce accidents, limiting access to certain things or areas, and being attentive and diligent caregivers.

Medical care comes from the qualified administration of medications, maintaining a healthy diet, and specialized therapies to improve cognitive awareness and help patients maintain a sense of personal control.

Much success in dementia care comes from patient and compassionate caregivers who understand that challenging behaviors are initiated by the disease — not the person — and can alter their behavior and circumstances rather than trying to get the person with dementia to change.

Dementia Care services are available through:

Sunshine Memory Care

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Mental and Behavioral Health Care

Mental health issues include depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and others.

Treatment for mental and behavioral health issues typically center around a treatment team consisting of a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, and psychiatrist. Residential treatment enables the person to live at a center where treatment, care, and supervision is available 24 hours a day, for varying lengths of time as needed.

Mental health treatment often consists of medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, antipsychotic medications and others that stabilize mood and help the patient better adjust to the world around them. Talking with a therapist can alleviate troubling mental health symptoms and help the patient better understand their diagnosis and gain skills to cope with it.

Mental and Behavioral Health services are available through:

Sunshine Terrace

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