Skilled Nursing Services – RN’s & LVN’s provide home care services under the guidance of the patient’s physician’s order and/or plan of care.
The RNs or LVNs also:
Educate the client concerning his/her medical conditions, medicines and treatments. Communicate findings, treatment and outcome to and with your physician. Administer wound care, injections and topical agents as directed by your physician. Some of the disease processes home health nurses can monitor and educate, based upon your physician’s order/plan of care.
Home Health Aide – The home health aide
performs and assists the patient in all aspects
of personal care and activities of daily living.
For example bathing, dressing and grooming; under
the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Physical Therapy (PT) – The therapist provides treatment concerning disorders of the muscles, bones or joints. They will assess the client’s rehabilitation needs and potential. A therapy program will be implemented based on the patient’s physician’s order.
Speech Therapy – A speech therapist will treat speech disorders through exercise that develop new speech habits; including reading writing and verbal communication under the direction of the patient’s physician’s order.
Occupational Therapy – The therapist will recommend modifications in the physical environment when required to accommodate the patient’s needs. The therapist will provide instruction on self-care, and activities of daily living according to the patient’s physician order.
Respiratory Therapy – A therapist will treat disorders of the lungs based on the patient’s physician’s order.
Medical Social Worker – A social worker is necessary in resolving social, financial, and emotional problems. Which may be expected to hinder the patient’s medical condition or rate of recovery?