Skilled home health care services provide medical attention to individuals in their own homes, often for those recovering from an illness or injury. The services provided by skilled care professionals can include wound care, physical therapy, monitoring of vital signs, assistance with daily living tasks such as bathing and dressing, help with meal preparation, and light housekeeping.
One of the benefits of skilled home health care is that it allows individuals to receive the care they need while still maintaining their independence and comfort in their homes. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who are elderly or have mobility issues, as they can receive the care they need without having to leave their homes and navigate the challenges of a hospital or care facility.
Overall, skilled home health care services provide a flexible and personalized approach to medical care that can help individuals recover from illness or injury while maintaining their independence and comfort at home.
Our Skilled In-Home Health Care includes:
- Rehabilitation Nursing: After suffering from a severe injury, like burns, stroke, or amputation, patients often need rehabilitative nursing care to safely transition them from hospital or treatment center to home. Initially, the nurse will assess the patient’s abilities and create a plan of care to address his or her individual needs.
- Infusion Therapy: We provide a wide range of in-home intravenous (IV) and nutritional support services for patients who have gastrointestinal disorders, congestive heart failure, cancer or other conditions that require medication or nutritional sustenance delivered through an IV. Our team includes registered nurses, working in collaboration with pharmacists and dieticians to provide the most effective care for patients at home.
- Medical Social Work: For individuals who are homebound or choose not to receive medical care at a hospital or other treatment facility, our team works to develop a care plan that enables patients the ability to remain independent at home. Our medical social workers perform an initial in-home assessment to identify patients’ limitations, barriers and safety concerns, and together with the patient’s input and doctor, develop a plan of care suitable for their needs.
- Medication Management: Partnering with the patient’s doctor, our nurses develop a medication schedule, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and educate the patient and/or his or her caregiver on proper dosage, frequency and side effects.
- Activities of Daily Living Support: To assist patients in resuming their daily routine at home, we provide certified home health aides (HHA) to help with activities of daily living. These activities include bathing, grooming, dressing, walking, and much more.
- Wound Care: For patients with complex, non-healing wounds or new stage III and IV pressure ulcers, our certified wound care nurses provide specialized, in-home care and education to ensure wounds heal properly.
- Ostomy Care: With the guidance of our certified wound, ostomy and continence care nurses, patients are able to maintain their independence and get acclimated to using an ostomy pouch.
- Continence Care: Understanding the level of discomfort and embarrassment associated with incontinence, we offer comprehensive in-home continence care for patients. Services include urinary catheter maintenance, toileting programs and home accessibility assessments.
- After Hours Care and Support: We know that patient care does not end after normal business hours—through our After Hours team, we are able to provide around the clock care. We offer evening and nighttime support and weekend and holiday visits.
- Disease Management: For patients with chronic conditions, such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), our Disease Management programs aim to help them maintain independence and a healthier lifestyle. Services include nursing care, rehabilitation, patient education, and in-home patient monitoring.
- In-Home Patient Monitoring: With the assistance of an easy-to-use device, our nurses can monitor and track patients’ symptoms, vital signs, medications and other health information on a daily basis. When negative symptoms arise, our team of nurses can intervene quickly to ensure timely preventative action and care.
- Pain Management: For patients suffering from acute or chronic pain, our team provides a variety of therapy, education and nursing services to help him or her resume daily activities with little or no pain. Services include medication management, post-operative teaching, wound care, therapy, and rehabilitation.
- Fall Prevention: With falls ranking as a leading cause of death among aging adults, fall prevention is an essential component of the care our team provides. For individuals who have suffered a fall or at risk for falling, our homecare team provides several recommendations to increase patient’s safety at home.
To learn more about our team and the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you and your loved ones get the care and support you need.