Home Health Care
We have a great team of nursing and licensed therapy professionals to provide you with the best care.
Because we are committed in providing the highest quality home care possible, all HomeFirst Home Healthcare clinicians who enter your home meet our strict hiring standards.
Skilled Nursing, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy can be administered in a personal residence which can be a traditional home setting where you have family support or a community such as an assisted living or independent senior community where you have familiar surroundings.
Our primary focus is to provide the highest quality of home care possible. Our team of dedicated medical professionals work with your physician to deliver patient-centered care with compassion, continuity, and excellence. We work under the direction of your physician to provide a tailored plan to achieve the best possible outcomes for you or your loved one.
Being a HomeFirst Home Healthcare client also means having access to on call support any time you need it, 24 hours a day.
In many cases Home Health Care reduces hospital admissions and assist you to recover sooner.
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Admission to the agency can only be made under the direction of a physician and is based upon a patients identified care needs.
Skilled nursing is provided by an RN or LPN with training and experience in providing care in the home.
The nurse communicates frequently with your physician to update the patient’s plan of care. Services may include:
- Physical assessments with routine vital sign assessments
- Education of patient, family members and caregivers on disease processes, self-care techniques and prevention strategies
- Wound Care
- Chronic Care Management (i.e. Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, CVA)
- Medication reconciliation and Medication Management
- Feeding tube care and education
- Lab work to monitor conditions or high-risk medication dosage changes
- Ventilator and Tracheostomy Education and Management
- Ostomy Education and management
- Catheter Care
- Bowel Program
- Foot Care
Physical Therapy Services
Therapy Care must be under the direction of a physician. Physical Therapy services are provided by a licensed therapist or licensed therapy assistant under the direction of the therapist.
The advantages of receiving physical therapy at home is to maximize the patient’s ability to safely master the activities of daily living.
The Therapist communicates frequently with the physician to update the patients plan of care. Services may include:
- Therapy for aftercare from trauma such as a fracture
- Post-surgical conditions like a total hip or total knee replacement
- Patients having difficulty with mobility due to a diagnosis such as Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, ALS, Heart attack, or Stroke
- Rehab due to frequent slips, trips or falls.
Speech Therapy Services
Speech Therapy services are provided by a licensed Speech Pathologist
- Speech Therapy pathologists work with the patient’s oral and motor cognition to help improve the patient’s swallowing, mental processing and language skills
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Care must be under the direction of a physician. Occupational Therapy services are provided by a licensed therapist or Certified Occupational therapy assistant under the direction of the Occupational therapist.
Occupational therapy can come in to assist the patient after nursing, Physical therapy or Speech Therapy have initiated the start of home health care.
The advantages of receiving Occupational therapy at home is to maximize the patient’s ability to safely master the fine motor activities of daily living that limit the patient’s daily functionality.
The Occupational Therapist communicates frequently with the physician to update the patient’s plan of care. Services may include:
- Therapy to use compensatory strategies for vision, sensory or motor loss that interfere with activities of daily living
- Strategies to conserve energy and reduce the demands of activities of patients with congestive heart failure or COPD
- Therapy to educate caregivers in their support with patients that have Cognitive and behavioral health conditions
Medical Social Work Services
Medical Social Services are provided by a Medical Social Worker. Services may include short-term counseling services, referral to and coordination with community resources and assistance with living arrangements, finances and long-range planning.
- This service can be provided only after the need for Nursing or Therapy has been determined necessary.
Home Health Aide Services
Home Health Aide services are delivered under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed therapist. Our Home Health Aides have experience and training in providing care in the home
- This service can be provided only after the need for Nursing or Therapy has been determined necessary
- Our trained Home Health aides assist with the patient’s daily activities of living such as bathing, eating, grooming and taking vital signs