Home care makes it possible for people of all ages to receive quality professional care in their own homes. The list of services keeps growing every day, ranging from skilled nursing to therapy to personal care.
In most cases, the person best qualified to determine when home care is appropriate is your physician. However, the professionals at Neighborhood Health are always ready to answer your questions.
Neighborhood Health provides a comprehensive range of quality home care services for people in their own homes. You can always be sure of receiving prompt, courteous professional care.
As a result of Neighborhood Health's extensive home care offerings:
- Patients can recover in greater comfort in their own homes.
- Patients enjoy the support and encouragement of family and friends.
- Patient morale is often better. Recovery times can be less.
- Patients can often avoid admission to a hospital or nursing facility.
Plus, home care costs are less than other inpatient post-acute care settings.
All services are provided under the direction of the patient's physician. A comprehensive plan of care is developed for each patient.
Common Conditions For Which Home Health is Prescribed:
- Post Surgery Situations
- Cardiac Problems
- Hip and Knee Replacements
- Wound Care -- Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (CWOCN) and Intravenous Care and Support
Comprehensive Service Offerings:
- Skilled Nursing. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses assess, monitor, and teach patients how to manage their health at home and work under the direction of the patient's doctor.
- Physical Therapy. Licensed physical therapists work to help patients regain physical function and improve quality of care in their home. Therapists may help patients with gait training, use of wheelchairs, walkers, artificial limbs, etc., and pain control.
- Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapists help each patient learn to better perform activities of daily living. These activities include eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting.
- Speech Therapy. Through an effective speech program, patients learn to better use and comprehend language. Enhanced written, spoken, and nonverbal communication helps patients gain greater independence and improved quality of life. Swallowing evaluations and instructions to improve feeding behaviors can also be provided.
- Home Health Aides. Home health aides help patients with personal care services such as grooming, bathing, meal preparation and light housekeeping. Such services not only help the patient feel better but also contribute to the patient's overall health and well-being.
- Medical Social Work. Medical social workers can provide patients and families with practical assistance with problems they encounter. The help they provide can often help families obtain additional community services.
- Dietary Counseling. Nutritionists counsel patients about dietary needs. Proper diet and nutrition improve health and can help control serious medical problems.
- Patient and Family Education. Home care professionals help the patient and family members better understand the treatment plan and how they can participate in treatment.
- Medical Equipment and Supplies. Arrangements are made to provide patients with all necessary medical equipment and supplies. Training is provided as needed.
Is Home Care Right For You?
Home care makes it possible for people of all ages to receive quality professional care in their own homes. The list of services keeps growing every day, ranging from skilled nursing to therapy to personal care. Is home care the right choice for you or someone in your family?
In most cases, the person best qualified to determine when home care is appropriate is your physician. However, the professionals at Neighborhood Health are always ready to answer your questions. Contact Us today to discuss.