Health Care for Newborns
Care - A Guide to Home Health Care Services
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is Home Care
Home Care includes services that are delivered at home to
recovering, disabled, chronically ill or terminally ill
persons. Skilled intermittent home health care allows
patients to stay in the comfort of their own home while
receiving the medical attention and therapeutic services
he or she needs. Home visits are prescribed by the patientís
Services Does Home Care Service?
Southern Illinois Home Care provides the following
services to patients in their homes: An Individual may
receive a single type of home health service or a
combination of services, depending on the complexity of
their needs. If the patient qualifies, home health
services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial
health insurance companies and managed care organizations.
Registered Nurses (RNís) provide skilled services
that may not be preformed safely and effectively by
the patient or their families in the home. Some of
these services include injections and intravenous
therapy, wound care, education regarding disease
treatment and prevention as well as patient clinical
assessments. Southern Illinois Home Care RNís have
specialties in wound care, diabetic education, and
Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAís) assist patients
with activities of daily living such as bathing,
toileting and dressing. Home Health Aide services are
supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).
Social Workers evaluate the social and emotional
factors that impact a patientís recovery from an
illness or disability and provide counseling as needed
to the patient and family. They also help patients and
their family members identify available community
resources with the goal of keeping the patient in
their own home as long as possible.
Physical Therapists (PTís) provide rehabilitative
services aimed at restoring mobility and strength in
patients who are limited or disabled by physical
injuries or illness. These services may include
establishing a home exercise program for the patient
and family, conducting home safety evaluations, and
assisting with pain control measures.
Occupational Therapists (OTís) provide
rehabilitative services to maximize patientís level
of independence and functioning in activities of daily
living. OTís may recommend excercise activities and
specialized equipment to restore strength and function
of upper extremities and hands.
Speech Therapists (STís) provide rehabilitative
services to develop and restore the speech of
individuals with communication disorders. STís may
also help retrain patients to breathe, swallow, and
regain oral muscle control.