SKILLED NURSING (RN) – are services provided by a Registered Nurse (RN) that cannot be performed safely and effectively by nonprofessional personnel. Some of these services include:
- Patient Assessments
- Wound Care (for more info: Wound Care in Home Health Care)
- Medication Management
- Diabetes Management and Education
- Injections and Intravenous therapy
- Catheter Care
- Education on disease treatment and prevention
- Family Instruction
- Heart and blood pressure monitoring
- Nutritional counseling
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (PTs) – work to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries through the use of exercise, massage, and other methods. PTs often alleviate pain and restore injured muscles with specialized equipment. They also teach patients and caregivers special techniques for walking and transferring.
OCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS (OTs) – help individuals who have physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living (ADLs.) OTs instruct patients on using specialized rehabilitation techniques and equipment to improve their function in tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, and basic household routines.
SPEECH THERAPISTS (STs) – work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders; usually these disorders are the result of traumas such as surgery or stroke. Speech therapists also help retrain patients in breathing, swallowing, and muscle control.
HOME HEALTH AIDES (HHAs) – assist patients with ADLs/personal cares such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. HHAs are required to be Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs,) and are certified by the state. Some aides have received special training and are qualified to provide more complex services under the supervision of a nursing professional. HHAs can also provide personal care services.
PERSONAL CARE WORKERS (PCWs) – provider personal care services such as assisting patients with ADLs/personal cares such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. REQUEST PCW SERVICES
HOMEMAKERS – perform light household duties such as laundry, meal preparation, general housekeeping, and shopping. Their services are directed at maintaining patient households rather than providing hands-on assistance with personal cares.
ARE YOU AN ORGANIZATION LOOKING TO CONTRACT WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDER?
Look no further, PHCS works with many different types of organizations. We would be eager to see if our capabilities could lead to a mutually beneficial relationship. If you are an organization that has a need for any of the services that we provide, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.