Services Provided by Home Health
Services Provided Nursing Services- Nurses work with you, your physician and your family to develop a plan o
f care and coordinate or change services as needed. They may:
- Administer medicines or other treatment prescribed by your doctor
- Change dressings, catheters or tubes and provide IV fluids
- Check vital signs or collect lab specimens
- Teach self-care, preventive health and nutrition planning needed for your recover
Physical Therapists work with patients to relieve pain and to improve the use of muscles with therapeutic exercises and activities. They also teach patients to use special equipment in getting around.
The Occupational Therapist helps patients improve muscle control so that they can care for themselves (dress and bathe), cook, write and perform other daily activities. They also suggest changes which would make the home easier to live in after an accident or a stroke.
Speech Pathologists help improve speech and hearing problems and they help develop new ways to communicate when normal speech is not possible. For difficulty with swallowing, the therapist works with you on the best diet to prevent complication and to improve nutritional intake.
Medical Social Services
Social Workers help families sort out personal, family, work, financial and other problems which may occur because of illness or disabilities. They help patients locate needed resources.
Home Health Aide Services
Home Health aides help with bathing, skin and hair care. They may also help with meals and basic housekeeping duties required to keep the patient's home safe and healthy.
Other Specialized Services
- Intravenous therapy
- Nutrition counseling arrangements
- Medical supplies and equipment arrangements (dressings, catheters, needles, wheelchairs, hospital beds, lifts, etc.)