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 Intermittent Care
1. Skilled Nurses (RN's, LVN's) - Nurses will come to your home and perform an initial assessment. With the information obtained during this initial history and physical, a plan of treatment is formed as appropriate to the patient's needs. The nurse acts as a liaison between the patient and the doctor. According to the treatment plan and the MD's orders the nurse performs the skilled care. He/she evaluates, monitors, educates patient/family and reports to MD any adverse findings. Our nurses are trained in the following:
SERVICES
  • General Skilled Nursing - Wound care, diabetic care, well baby check, pediatric care, pre-partum and post-partum care, teaching and monitoring, etc.

  • IV Infusion - We administer and instruct PT and their families in IV infusion of antibiotics, pain medication, nutrition and hydration.

  • Enterral Nutrition - We will administer and instruct in G - Tube feedings and TPN.

  • Lab collection - We will obtain blood specimens, urine cultures, wound and cultures, and arrange for mobile EKG and X-rays to be done in the home. The reports will be sent to the patient's doctor.

  • Equipment - We will arrange for delivery of Durable Medical Equipment ( ie: wheelchair, walker, hospital bed), wound care supplies, and diabetic supplies as needed.
2. Home Health Aides - Home health aides assist with bathing, personal hygiene, transfers and some light housekeeping.

3. Physical Therapists - Physical therapists work on large muscle groups to strengthen them by performing exercises and developing a Home Exercise Program. This will help the patient to be safe when ambulating and transferring and to increase muscle strength.

4. Occupational Therapists - This type of therapy works on the smaller muscle groups to strengthen the patient's fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are used in dressing, bathing, combing hair and brushing teeth.

5. Speech Therapists - Speech therapists will not only help with speech but also with swallowing and cognition, which is sometimes impaired after a stroke.

6. Social Workers - Social workers assist with filling out Advance Directives, referrals to community resources, placement to alternate facilites, transportation and Meals on Wheels. They also help pull family resources together to ensure the patient's safety.

7. Dietician - When you have malnutrition, dehydration or chronic wound or when you are on a specific diet, a dietician will consult with the patient or the nurse to meet the patient's dietary needs.

8. Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapist assist with O2 , traches, and/or ventilators.