Family Home Health Services works with physicians and care continuums to assist patients as they work towards independence. Some of the areas with which we can help are:
+ CARDIOLOGY CARE / CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Our team of skilled nurses and therapists provides specialized care after cardiac procedures or for people living with cardiac conditions, such as high blood pressure or congestive heart failure. We also provide care to manage the symptoms of cardiopulmonary (heart- and lung-related) conditions by assessing your condition and home environment and teaching you about your diagnosis, medications and oxygen usage. While monitoring your progress, we will be in direct communication with your physician.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, our team of clinicians will instruct in the management of your diet, medications and blood sugar levels. Your physicians orders will be followed as we assist with required wound care or to help reduce the risk for falls due to weakness from your disease. Our clinicians will help to educate you about your diagnosis including blood sugar testing, exercise and diet, along with any additional individualized needs.
+ COPD (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE) AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE
If you are living with COPD or another respiratory disease, our skilled nurses and therapists can teach you how to manage your symptoms and recognize changes in how you feel to help prevent episodes and reduce the need for hospitalization. They can provide education about medications, oxygen therapy and energy conservation to manage your symptoms to decrease your limitations and increase the quality of your life.
+ MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Our skilled nurses help assist as you manage your medications by developing an individualized plan of care to ensure you are taking the correct medication/dosage, while addressing any side effects you may have that prevent you from following the regimen prescribed by your physician.
You may require follow-up home care after an inpatient or outpatient surgical procedure, such as knee or hip replacement surgery. Our skilled nurses can help with post-operative wound care, suture/staple removal, pain management and nutritional planning. Our physical therapists help you rebuild strength and function, increase range of motion and can help with neuropathy and circulation problems. Our occupational therapists can assist so you can better manage day-to-day activities on your own.
+ SURGICAL RECOVERY
After surgery, our skilled nurses can help assess your wound for healing while being alert for any signs of infection or other potential complications to help prevent hospitalization. With your physician’s orders, wound care can be accomplished at home where you will be more comfortable. They will educate you about any new devices you may have received after your surgery and can help you learn the effects and side effects of any new medications prescribed by your physician.
+ WOUND CARE
Wound care can be a difficult thing to manage on your own. Our skilled nurses will assess your wound for changes, monitor healing, treat complications as ordered by your physician, and educate you and/or your caregiver about proper care to promote wound healing.
+ ONCOLOGY CARE AND CANCER AWARENESS
A diagnosis of cancer can require different types of care and our skilled nurses will be there for you throughout your treatment. Our nurses can provide physician ordered pain control, education and emotional support. Speech therapists occupational therapists put their skills to use as they help you manage problems that arise. Physical therapists help with range-of-motion issues and strength-building as your treatment progresses.
You may be affected by social and emotional factors because of your diagnosis. Our medical social workers can refer you to community resources and assist you with coping with the demands of your illness.
+ NEPHROLOGY CARE
A diagnosis of kidney disease can lead to the need for skilled nursing at home to assist you with medication management, education regarding your diagnosis, lab draws to assess function and diet management. Physical therapists work with you to build strength and endurance, and occupational therapists help you perform daily activities.
+ EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
As you age, you may experience depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders due to grief, loss and changes in your body function and chemistry. Our skilled nurses, medical social workers and therapists can educate you to help identify effective coping skills, manage your emotions and nutrition and provide therapy so you can start feeling better.
+ UROLOGY CARE
If you have urological disorders, our skilled nurses can assist with catheter care and education, pre- and post-surgical needs, urine retention issues, bladder training and lab work.
+ NEUROLOGY CARE
We can assist home healthcare patients with diseases that affect the function of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system by teaching fall prevention techniques, pain and medication management and overall educational programs to support you and your caregiver. Our physical, speech and occupational therapists can provide assistance regaining some functionality following a stroke or with another diagnosis that limits mobility or affects the ability to self-perform daily activities.
+ FALL PREVENTION
Working as a team, our skilled nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists can evaluate, education and assist patients regarding risk factors that contribute to falling, including weakness, vitamin deficiencies, difficulties with balance, medication use and home hazards. A specialized program is then developed to provide recommendations and a treatment plan to help prevent falls.