When you receive Home Healthcare, your nurse and therapist will come to your home as opposed to you going to a healthcare facility to see them. The clinicians will provide healthcare services based on a weekly schedule that is determined in the Plan of Care. Typically, you will receive a few visits per week. The clinicians will report your progress to your doctor, who will oversee your care.
Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
If you have recently been discharged from a healthcare faclity or if you have needs that do not require acute care in a hospital, home health be a great option for you.
We can help with almost any non-acute medical situation. However, if there is a medical emergency, then you should call 911 immediately because we do not provide emergency care. Some of the most common diagnoses we care for are listed below.
Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Symptoms include pain and swelling of the joints. We can provide physical therapy which is often a useful treatment.
Abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade and spread to other parts of the body. We can care for patients with nearly any form of cancer.
Devices (Catheters & Ports)
We can assist you if you utilize different types of medical devices at home. We can provide education to you and also basic maintenance of the device. Common devices we work with include: urinary catheters (soft hollow tube, which is passed into the bladder to drain urine), ports (small device placed under the skin and used to draw blood and give treatments), central lines (tube in your chest), and oxygen.
Disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. We can care for both Type I and Type II diabetes. We can provide education on glucose monitoring devices, and provide training to help you effectively manage this disease.
Feeding Tube (G-tube & J-tube)
A tube placed into a patient’s stomach to supply nutrition when a patient has trouble eating. This tube is referred to as a G-tube. We can also care for J-tubes which provides nutrition into the small intestine instead of the stomach.
Heart Disease (CHF & CAD)
There are many forms of heart disease we can help care for. Two common examples are Congestive heart failure (CHF) and Coronary artery disease (CAD). CHF
is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body's needs. CAD is caused by the buildup of plaque in arteries, which narrows and limits the flow of blood to the heart.
High Blood Pressure
Also known as Hypertension. Hypertension puts excessive pressure on your artery walls and this can lead to complications such as heart attack, stroke, aneurism, and heart failure. Hypertension can be treated with medication and we can help teach you how to manage your medication and your hypertension.
An IV sends medication directly into your blood stream through a tube and a needle. Our nurses can provide infusion services at home. IVs may be required for certain drugs your doctor will prescribe.
Lung Disease such as COPD
We can care for many types of lung disease including asthma, infections like influenza, and lung cancer. The most common form of lung disease is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD includes conditions like emphysema and bronchitis where the patient’s lungs have been damaged and this restricts airflow into the lungs.
Your doctor will often want a nurse to teach you more about your medications at home. We can provide guidance such as when to take certain medications, the correct dosages to take, and complications that may arise from a given medication. Our nurses are under strict orders to follow the guidance of your doctor and teach you according to his/her guidance. For patients with memory deficits such as Alzheimer’s, we can set up pill boxes and use other tools to help the patient know when to take the medications.
Physical Therapy (PT) can be used to treat a vast array of medical diagnoses. If you have recently had surgery, your doctor may recommend PT to regain your strength. Also, if you have had a fall, PT may help regain your strength more quickly.
Personal Care (Bathing & Grooming)
Our Home Health Aides can provide personal care services such as bathing, grooming, dressing assistance, and light housekeeping. Personal care services are often provided alongside other skilled care. We cannot only provide personal care services under most insurance policies. If you are in need of only these services (and no skilled services), we can recommend excellent caregiving agencies who can meet your needs.
A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular event, results from the interruption of blood supply to the brain. Symptoms include trouble walking, speaking and understanding, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. Our clinicians can help you rehab and regain function after experiencing a stroke.
Wounds: Surgical & Pressure Ulcers
Wounds can come from many sources such as a fall, a surgery, or a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers occur when a patient is laying or sitting for too long causing a wound to form due to the pressure of the patient’s body. We can care for almost any kind of wound, and we use advanced technology such as wound vacs when prescribed by your doctor.
Our promise is to bring care and compassion into the hearts and the homes of our patients. We serve as an extension of the healthcare system from the hospital to your home.
We are sensitive to your unique needs and will create a care plan that is tailored to you, so that you can recover at home, surrounded by your family and friends.