When patients are admitted for home health services, our compassionate team of skilled nurses provide an initial assessment to understand their needs. They work very closely with patients and their care provider to develop a plan of care specific to their condition. They also provide education and medication management designed to help patients with their health long term, promoting wellness and independence. Whether patients need simple monitoring and education or require more advanced care, our nurses provide the care needed in the comfort of the patient's own home.
When suffering from an illness or injury, your strength and mobility may decrease, or you may experience pain. Our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants will work with you to develop a plan to improve your mobility and decrease pain. They will also do a safety assessment of the home to assist with decreasing falls. They often use therapeutic exercises, stretching, strengthening and ultrasound or electrical stimulation to promote strength, endurance, and comfort.
Speech therapists assist patients who have difficulty communicating or swallowing. If you have difficulty swallowing, our therapists will work with you, your caregiver, and your care provider to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs to help you eat and drink more comfortably and to determine the best consistency for your meals.
Occupational therapists provide services that assist our patients in returning to their usual activities, such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and housekeeping. They can even assist with patients that have low vision or poor vision. Our therapists will determine what is important to you and help you and your caregivers develop a plan to meet your goals.
Social Workers play an important role for patients needing care at home. Working alongside skilled nurses, home health aides. and other members of the home health team, they provide information and resources to help you navigate the health care system. The social worker also provides education and support in setting up community resources to assist with any medical or psychosocial needs.
Home Health Aides assist with personal care and activities of daily living. The care provided may include bathing, grooming, assistance with getting dressed, linen changes, and light meal preparation.