Medical Social Work
Help with Activities of Daily Living
Homesight Low-Vision Program
Skilled Nursing Care
Registered and licensed practical nurses provide care in accordance with a physician’s orders by assessing the patient’s condition, giving injections, providing wound care, instructing patients in self-care, teaching family members, monitoring progress and coordinating care.
Specialized nurses are qualified to perform intravenous therapy and intravenous medication administration, including central line treatment and maintenance, hydration and antibiotic infusions.
Wound care nurses and therapists are specialized and trained in wound care treatment for conditions such as pressure ulcers, vascular trauma, surgical wounds, and diabetic wounds which occur as a result of disease, injury or infection. They provide assessment, management, treatment and monitoring of existing and potential problems. Our wound care program is based on Best Practice Interventions, and utilizes the most effective products. We teach patients about their care, how they can help with their healing and how to prevent future occurrences.
Physical therapy helps patients gain strength, coordination, range-of-motion and their greatest possible function by performing precise assessments, creating individualized exercise routines, and using specialized equipment.
Occupational therapy helps patients carry out activities of daily living and promotes safety and independent living, and helps patients compensate for skills which cannot be restored.
Speech Therapy provides treatment to enhance speech and language communication; assist with cognitive functioning and loss of handwriting abilities; as well as swallowing and nutritional needs.
Medical Social Work
Medical Social Work assists patients in locating resources for personal and financial situations, emotional and community support and counseling, and for adjusting to life in a new environment such as a relative’s home, assisted living or other long-term care facility.
Inspired by home health clinicians, the HomeSight program delivers an innovative approach to low vision treatment by addressing the clinical, functional and psychosocial needs of patients with varying degrees of vision loss. Despair, anxiety, frustration and isolation – all feelings people use to describe life with low vision – are now replaced with hope as patients regain their independence and quality of life.
Backed by more than 12 years of research, the HomeSight model encourages patients and clinicians to work together through a series of tailored rehabilitation protocols leveraging the entire range of home health disciplines. Each low vision patient receives an individualized care plan that addresses area including but not limited to:
- Home modification – safety, functionality
- Education and training – management of medications, nutrition
- Coping with physical and emotional issues – effective coping skills
- Preparation for future needs – independence
The immediate result is that low vision patients regain a measure of independence as they are better able to manage medications, activities of daily living and personal care tasks. The emotional result runs much deeper as people regain a feeling of dignity and confidence, while preserving their ability to remain in their chosen environment.
- Patient and family education
- Cardiac teaching and care
- COPD teaching and care
- Respiratory teaching and care
- Diabetic teaching and care
- Post-surgical care
- Anticoagulant monitoring
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Medication management
- Catheter care
- Central line and port maintenance and management
- And more