Services

SKILLED NURSING

  • Chronic disease management and education such as surgical aftercare, uncontrolled hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, COPD;
  • Medical procedures such as wound care, ostomy care, lab work, injections, catheter insertion and care, IV and parenteral therapy
  • Medication monitoring and instruction

PHYSICAL THERAPY

  • Exercises and activities to improve balance, strength, and endurance;
  • Improvement in ambulation;
  • Training in the use of assistive devices;
  • Home Exercise Programs

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

  • Improving activities of daily living;
  • Training in the use of adaptive devices;
  • Teaching energy conservation techniques;
  • Home Exercise Programs

SPEECH / LANGUAGE THERAPY

  • Improving communication skills;
  • Improving ability to swallow safely;
  • Improving speech/voice production due to an injury

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

  • Providing referrals to community resources;
  • Providing short-term counseling for patients and caregivers;
  • Assisting with living arrangements, financial concerns, and long-term planning;
  • Focusing on overall social and emotional health

HOME HEALTH AIDE

  • Personal Care such as bathing, dressing toileting, skin care;
  • Patient transfers, ambulation, range of motion exercises;
  • Patient vital signs;
  • Medication prep

Home Health Care Requirements

1. Confined to Home (and meet two criteria)

  1. The patient uses assistive devices (e.g., walker, cane, wheelchair) OR it is medically contraindicated for the patient to leave home; AND
  2. The patient must have a normal inability to leave home AND leaving home requires a considerable and taxing effort.

2. Medical Necessity

The patient must have the medical need for skilled services (e.g., chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, COPD, chronic hypertension, kidney disease, etc.).

3. Under Physician Care

The patient must be under the care of a qualified physician or non-physician practitioner (Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner). The physician (or NPP) agrees that the patient is in need of home health services and will sign the Plan of Care.

4. Physician Collaboration

The physician or (NPP) must review the Plan of Care periodically.

5. Necessity of Intermittent Skilled Services

The patient must be in need of intermittent skilled services such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech/language therapy.