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Home Health Intro

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