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Home Health Intro

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  • 1. 1
    Home Health
    By Jeremy J. Simon
  • 2. 2
    Types of patients are seen in this setting
    Types of diagnosis and treatments
    What percentage of PTA’s work in this setting
    Salary range
    Skills, education, training for this setting
    Objectives
  • 3. 3
    Define
    What is Home Health
    Home Health Care is skilled care by the health care services that you get in your home for the treatment of an illness or injury
  • 4. 4
    Diagnosis
    Fall Risk
    Heart Failure
    Total Joint Replacements
    Fractures
    COPD
    Wounds
  • 5. 5
    Examples
    Home Health Care Patients
  • 6. 6
    Gait Training
    Home Exercise Development
    Wound Care
    Pain Management
    Transfer Training
    Neuropathy Treatment
    Treatment
  • 7. 7
    Examples - Treatments
  • 8. 8
    15% of Full Time PTA’s annual income is $25,000-$30000 a year
    25% of Full Time PTA’s annual income is $30,000-$35,000 a year
    20% of Full Time PTA’s annual income is $35,000-$40,000 a year
    Salary
  • 9. 9
    73% - Full Time
    12% - Part Time
    15% - Full time/ Part time self employed/ ect.
    Salary Status
  • 10. 10
    Entry Level Education
    2 years/associates degree
    Highest Level Education
    4 years/bachelor degree
    6 years/masters degree
    7-8 years/doctoral degree
    Education
  • 11. 11
    Training is offered in high schools, vocational-technical centers, some nursing care facilities, and some community colleges.
    Courses cover body mechanics, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, infection control, communication skills, and resident rights
    Personal care skills, such as how to help patients to bathe, eat, and groom themselves, also are taught. Hospitals may require previous experience as a nursing aide or home health aide
    Training/Education
  • 12. 12
    37% - private out patient office or group practice
    16% - Skilled Nursing Facility/Extended Care Facility
    14% - Health system/hospital out patient facility
    12% - acute care hospital
    21% - home care/sub acute/school system/ ect
    PTA Work Settings
  • 13. 13
    • Many hours of standing, walking, and carrying heave objects or patients
    • 14. Face hazards from minor infections and major diseases, such as hepatitis, but can avoid infections by following proper procedures
    • 15. Home health aides generally work alone, with periodic visits from their supervisor. They receive detailed instructions explaining when to visit patients and what services to perform
    Working Environment
  • 16. 14
    Equipment
    Bandages/wraps
    Functional objects
    Sliding boards for transfers
  • 17. 15
    Equipment
  • 18. 16
    Pass a competency test covering a wide range of areas
    Receive training before taking the competency test
    Must be in good health
    State-regulated tests such as those for tuberculosis, may be required. A criminal background check also is usually required for employment
    Licensure and certification
  • 19. 17
    Licensure
    Licensure exam has 3 purposes to it
    1) to provide examination services to regulatory authorities charged with the regulation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistant
    2) to provide a common element in the evaluation of candidates so that standards will be comparable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction
    3) to protect the public interest in having only those persons who have the requisite knowledge of physical therapy be licensed to practice physical therapy
  • 20. 18
    Fun Facts
    Most common Home Health reason
    Men
    #1 – Heart disease
    #2 – Malignant neoplasm
    #3 – Cancer
    Women
    #1 – Heart disease
    #2 - Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Diseases
    #3 – Diabetes
  • 21. 19
    1.4 million current patients in home health
    7.2 million discharges
    Average length of service – 69 days
    Most common diagnosis – Heart Disease
    Fun Facts
  • 22. 20
    Conclusion
    Visit us at www.apta.org
    Thanks
  • 23. 21
    Citations
    Information
    http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Demographics&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=101&ContentID=14332
    http://seniorhealth.about.com/library/eldercare/blhomecare.htm
    Pictures
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=home+health+care&gbv=2&aq=0&oq=home+health&aqi=g5g-m1

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