Frequently Asked Questions
What is home health care?
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as the care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Who receives home health care?
Omni Home Care services help people of all ages who are recovering from an illness, operation, or injury to remain in their home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization or skilled nursing facility placement.
Will insurance cover my full cost of home health care?
Possibly. Our coordinators do their best to maximize the time you receive as dictated by your insurance eligibility (or out-of-pocket budget). The decision also depends upon the specific recommendation given by your doctor or discharge nurse.
What if I only need help for a short time?
How can I pay for home care?
How can I receive services from BDI ( Bobby Dodd Institute)?
Services for BDI are contracted through DBHDD (Department of Behaviorial Health and Developmental Disabilities), for more information contact the central office of BDI at 678-365-0071.
Post Operation Care
Why is Lymphatic Massage necessary?
Cosmetic surgeries all produce swelling as it is part of the body’s normal healing process. Liposuction and tummy tucks can disrupt the natural pathways taken by the lymphatic system due to the surgery location. This can cause a build up of fluids (or swelling). Some patients experience lumpiness to the areas affected with liposuction, which is normal for most patients after surgery. The lumpiness is caused by trauma from the surgical instrument that is used under the skin to extract fatty tissue. The tunnels which are created by the surgical instrument can fill with fluid and left-over fat and become swollen. This fluid and left-over fat tends to begin to harden 1-3 weeks after surgery; however, Lymphatic Massage can help combat against this!
What is Lymphatic Massage, and how soon/often should I get it?
Lymphatic Massage is a specialized massage technique that is recommended by plastic surgeons, after liposuction, to accelerate the recuperation period. Every patient is different, but most doctors advise their patients to begin their Lymphatic Massage treatment the 4th or 5th day after surgery to obtain the best, and fastest, results. A one hour Lymphatic Massage is recommended once or twice weekly during the first month of recovery. After the first month, half hour Lymphatic Massages once weekly are often sufficient. The science behind why this massage works is fairly simple. Stroking the areas of the body that process the lymph fluid, and the lymph nodes, causes the fluid to drain.
What's a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
The lymphatic massage is a firm but much gentler kneading of the body that targets the fluid system of the body. The Lymphatic drainage massage is gentler and movements are directed to the skin only. The presses are not hard at all. The massage therapist carefully prepares different parts of the body and positions them in ways they can easily accommodate the flow of lymph while light presses are administered. The Lymphatic drainage, on the other hand, is directed to skin surfaces within which the fluid transport channels pass. Hence, areas such as the neck, underarms, chest, shoulders, and even fingers can be targets of the lymphatic drainage massage. The Lymphatic massage promotes the flow of lymphatic fluids and restores body balance. Through an enhanced flow of lymphocytes, the body’s immune system is improved. It can also improve lactation, and it is the ideal procedure to heal surgical injuries, soreness, or swollen tissues.
Why is Lymphatic Drainage Massage important?
Why do I need Lymph drainage massage after surgery?
Is lymph drainage massage painful?
If treatment is made correctly, it is not painful. These massages must be performed by a specialized therapist who knows how to make appropriate movements to move the lymph fluid.
Does Lymph DM help get rid of bruising?
Yes. This process of fluid drainage is perfect for getting rid of bruising and swelling because, with these series of massages, cellular debris and old red blood cells are free. They are accumulated in tissues, so lymphatic massages may help to accelerate healing time.
Who qualifies for Lymphatic drainage massages?
How many treatments will I need?
Before the beginning of plastic surgery, it is recommended to have one or two sessions of a lymphatic drainage massage. Post-operation, you can get one to six sessions if the treated area is knees, legs, or flanks. But, if people get liposuction to the abdomen, so you may need 12 sessions to stimulate the removal of wastes and fluids. In addition, whether a patient gets more than one procedure, such as liposuction and buttock implants, or a Brazilian Butt Lift, etc., this person may need more sessions to treat all worked areas.
How soon after my procedure can Lymph DM begin?
The treatment of Lymphatic drainage massage should be done at least 24 hours after your plastic surgery. However, some people prefer to wait some days until they feel a little bit more comfortable, or when the doctor cleans the incisions and approves you to move onto lymphatic massage treatments.
How Long should my Lymphatic Massage Session be?
Depending on the treated area of your body, one session of a lymphatic massage can last between 30 to 90 minutes. According to specialists, they recommend the first session of 60 minutes to stimulates the lymphatic flow.
It has been over a month since I had my procedure. Is it too late to begin Lymph DM?
This treatment is ideal for your body, no matter if its been a month since your surgery. The healing process can take a while, depending on the procedure. However, if its been six months since your surgery, and you're still experiencing pain, the best thing to do is consult with your doctor just to ensure that there are no complications with your surgery.