September 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM EST - Updated June 28 at 5:55 AM
In order to receive home health services, the patient must be homebound. A homebound patient is defined as one who requires considerable effort and assistance to leave home. Medicare guidelines require that the care given must be medically reasonable, necessary and ordered by a physician. The patient must require skilled care that can be administered intermittently.
Our skilled staff of RNs and LPNs provide home care comparable to the services offered in the hospital.
Assess blood pressure, pulse and respiratory status
Monitor nutrition, hydration, bowel and bladder functions
Monitor and teach medication regime and response to medications
Diabetic teaching - check glucose levels and administer insulin
Diet instruction under guidance of a dietitian
Wound care changes - urethral or suprapubic
Draw blood samples - venous-arterial
IV therapy, continuous antibiotics/TPN enteral feeding
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy provided as well.