Frequently Asked Questions

Home Care

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?


Our home health care services are completely flexible. While some prefer a few hours each day, others require 24/7 assistance. Likewise, care can span just a couple of weeks or for many years, depending on your exact situation. We customize support for each individual, so be sure to let us know your exact needs.




How can I pay for home care?


Omni Home Care accepts: Private Pay Long-Term Insurance VA Aid and Attendance Medicare and Medicaid And more





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. Lymphatic Massage moves the fluid by gently pushing back into the lymph passages. This treatment has been demonstrated to show positive results, even after just a couple of massage treatments! Most patients need 4 to 6 weeks worth of Lymphatic treatments to remove most of the excess fluid; however, most patients can expect relief even after the first treatment! Doctors will advise their patients that, without massage, there is a risk that the swelling and inflammation could turn into fibrosis, which is a permanent hardening of the area. Lymphatic Massage ensures you’ll achieve the best results possible from your procedure!




What's the differnece between a Lymphatic Massage vs. Lymphatic Drainage Massage





Why is Lymphatic Drainage Massage important?


As we mentioned before, lymphatic drainage massages are crucial during the post-op procedure, because they contribute with patient recovery. In addition to this, there exist another benefit that provides this technique: This type of massage accelerates the healing of skin and tissues. Improve blood circulation and stimulates the immune system. Reduce swelling and pain after the surgery. Diminish recovery time. This massage contributes to the removal of anesthesia and medicines used during the operation. Hydrates skin and improve its look. Post-op lymphatic drainage massages are crucial to purify your lymph system and liberate it from an excess of fluid.




Why do I need Lymph drainage massage after surgery?


After surgery, some edemas, bruising, or swelling can appear on treated areas. That's why theses lymph drainage massages could help you to reduce them by moving fluid accumulated and diminish inflammation and hardening of the skin. Furthermore, lymphatic massages increase the regeneration of your lymphatic, immune, and circulatory system, and stimulate your metabolism. This treatment is recommended by surgeons to ensure better results.




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?


Lymphatic drainage massages are not only for people who have gotten surgery. Due to their benefits, if people feel sick, tired, sluggish, or lack of energy, they should get these massages. In addition to this, athletes who have suffered some injuries also can apply to this treatment, which would help them to improve and recover their health. Furthermore, surgical patients and people who suffer fibromyalgia or other conditions that may cause severe pain can get this procedure. This procedure helps to accelerate the flow of substances, such as proteins, wastes, water, and toxins. Lymph massages will help you to drain theses fluids and free lymph vessels to reduce pain and swelling. It is necessary to have medical care to make sure your healing is right and that you are responding fine to the treatment.




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.