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Community Health Nursing

Home Community Based Services

About Us

Our mission is to promote a healthy and safe home environment for our elderly and physically/developmentally disabled clients by providing quality home care. Our services are designed to assist clients in meeting the needs in their home.


  1. Develop individual care plans that include Attendant Care Provider services, Referrals for Personal Care and Limited Respite Care.
  2. Provide qualified care providers to assist client on a one on one basis.
  3. Have flexible schedules within Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm.
  4. Make referrals to other tribal programs to better serve the clients plan of care.
  5. Have excellent interpersonal skills and work in a variety of situations with quick response to emergencies and situations.
  6. Respect members and are mindful of confidentiality requirements and respect the wishes of the member.

Attendant Care Services

Services include:

  • Routine cleaning: light housekeeping, sweeping, mopping, cooking, laundry and dusting.
  • Assist with meal planning, grocery shopping, storage and food preparation.
  • Provide transportation services with the member in the vehicle to complete essential errands such as paying bills, picking up medications, post office pick-up/drop-off and other important tasks.

Personal Care

We make referrals to the Community Health Representatives for personal care needs.

Medication Management

We make referrals to the Community Health Nursing Department to help with medication boxes and medication education.

Escort Services

We provided escorts on a case-by-case basis and only when the family is unavailable.

Client Rights:

  • Receive this notification before the initiation of care and how that you agree to treatment by signing the Informed Consent to Treatment.
  • Be treated with dignity, consideration, and respect by trained staff with appropriate and professional quality series regardless of age, gender, social/sexual preferences, cultural orientation, and psychological, physical, and spiritual factors.
  • Be involved in all aspects of your care and discuss with your provider any information concerning diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis on an ongoing basis.
  • Be given the necessary information to give informed consent for your treatment and anticipated changes in your care.
  • Refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences of refusing treatment.
  • Voice grievances regarding care or lack of respect for property without regulation.
  • Not be subjected to physical abuse including sexual and physical punishment, or psychological abuse including humiliating, threatening, and exploiting actions.
  • Be advised in advance of the staff that will provide care and the proposed frequency of visits or appointments.
  • Receive help contacting guardians, self-help groups, advocacy service requests and other providers; understand what to do, who to call or where to go in case of a crisis.
  • Exercise your right and the right of your family or your guardian may exercise your right, if you are underage or have been deemed incompetent in regard to your health care needs.

As a client, you, to the best of your abilities, have a responsibility to:

  • Participate actively in your program, care, and treatment.
  • Be honest, open, and willing to work with providers.
  • Work with your provider in the development of your plan of care.
  • DO NOT bring alcohol or illegal drugs of any kind to any Pascua Yaqui Health Program location and refrain from use before or during any home visit. If you appear intoxicated or under the influence of recreational drugs, we have the right to refuse any or all services.
  • Do NOT bring weapons of any kind to any Pascua Yaqui Health Program location and to keep them secured and out of proximity of the health care provider during home visits.
  • Notify the Pascua Yaqui Health Program within 24 hours if you are going to be late or must cancel an appointment or home visit.
  • Maintain confidentiality of other clients.
  • Encourage family members to participate in your care and treatment as appropriate.
  • Accept Responsibility for behaviour choices and treat staff with respect and consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can receive services?
Tribal elders and disabled members
Do you work on weekends?
No only Monday through Friday
What are the hours?
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Can you pick up my medications?
Only if they are not a narcotic
Can you take me to the store?
No, the provider cannot take any client to the store in their personal car.
PYTHSD Leadership Team
  • Reuben Howard
    Executive Director
  • Shanna Tautolo
    Interim Associate Director
  • Adalberto Renteria, MD
    Medical Director
  • Alva Obregon
    Management Assistant

Contact Information

4567 W. Tetikuism Road
Tucson, AZ 85746

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm