What Is Home Health Care?Home health care is a wide range of health careservices that can be given in your home. Homehealth care is usually less expensive, moreconvenient, and just as effective as care you getin a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Founded in 1995.Nurses still make “House Calls”.We partner with patients, physicians andcaregivers to ensure optimal healthcare at home.Service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In general, home health care includes part-time orintermittent skilled nursing care, and other skilledcare services like physical therapy, occupationaltherapy, and speech therapy. Services may alsoinclude medical social services or assistance from ahome health aide. Usually, a home health careagency coordinates the services your doctor ordersfor you.
Examples of skilled home health services include: Wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound Physical and occupational therapy Speech Therapy Patient and caregiver education Intravenous or nutrition therapy Injections Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status
Examples of home health aide services include: Help with basic daily activities like getting in and out of bed, dressing, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom Help with light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, and cooking for the patient
Skilled and Professional Nursing Care Provided by: Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Certified Nursing Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Therapists Nutritionist Medical Social Workers
Registered Nurse:Is responsible for the needs of patients suffering from illness or injury,and can provide care and cater to the needs of patients in a variety ofsettings, including operating rooms, ambulatory care, intensive care,physicians offices, health care clinics or specialized practices. Observing and recording patient medical history and symptoms Establishing a plan of care for patients or adding to an existing one then putting the plan into action Managing and assigning tasks to licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants Advising and providing emotional support for patients and their families
Licensed Practical Nurse:Working under the direction of physicians and registered nurses, LPNsattend to patients in a number of ways. Take vital signs Gather patient health information Prepare and deliver injections Assist patients in personal hygiene tasks Collect lab samples and perform routine lab tests Help care for and feed infants Teach patients and family members about good health habits Supervise nursing assistants and aides
Certified Nursing Assistant:is a skilled professional who assists patients under the supervision of registered nurse or licensedpractical nurse. Nursing assistant jobs include many important practical tasks, including: Responding to patient call signals Turning and repositioning bedridden patients to prevent bedsores Measuring and recording vital signs, as well as food and liquid intake and output Feeding patients who cannot feed themselves Helping patients get dressed or undressed Applying dressings to wounds Supervising exercise routines Preparing patients for surgery, treatment or examination Transporting patients in wheelchairs or stretchers Tidying rooms and changing linens Helping to set up and operate medical equipment Assisting with medical procedures
Physical Therapists:Provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain,and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuriesor disease. PTs work closely with patients to restore, maintain, and promotetheir overall fitness and health. Patients may include accident victims andindividuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, fractures, headinjuries, arthritis, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.PTs examine patients medical histories, then test and measure their strength,range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance,respiration, and motor function. They also determine the patients ability to beindependent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury orillness. Finally, they develop treatment plans describing a treatment strategy,its purpose, and the anticipated outcome.
Speech Therapists:Work with people who have a variety of speech-relateddisorders. These disorders can include the inability toproduce certain sounds, speech rhythm and fluencyproblems, and voice disorders. They also help peoplewho want to modify accents or who have swallowingdifficulties. Speech pathologists work involvesassessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention ofspeech-related disorders.
Speech Therapists:Short but intensive rounds of speech therapy may be better forrestoring language skills lost to a stroke than traditional methods.Researchers found stroke survivors who had difficulty speaking orunderstanding speech showed significant improvement in languageand communication skills after a short term of intensive speechtherapy.Language impairment -- or aphasia -- occurs in more than a third ofpeople who survive a stroke on the left side of their brain. Manyrecover within a few months after the stroke, but up to 60% still havelanguage impairments more than six months after a stroke, a conditionknown as chronic aphasia.
Our GoalsProvide only the highest quality nurses to meetour clients home health care needs.Professionally administer care for the varied needsof our clients needs.Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.Prepare for positive patient outcomes.
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