Specialties

Purpose Driven Home Health offers an integrated and comprehensive variety of home health services. We are dedicated to helping people remain as safe, healthy, and independent as possible in their own homes or place of residence.

Skilled Nursing

All patients are assigned a registered nurse case manager who coordinates with all other disciplines and the physician in the development of the specific patient’s plan of care.

Nurses provide comprehensive care for adult patients in a variety of areas:


• Pain and Symptom management
• Medication instruction and management
• Surgical aftercare
• Infusion therapy
• Wound and ostomy care
• Incontinence management and catheter care
• Anti-coagulation therapy
• Disease management and self care of chronic conditions which may include the following:

o      Diabetes
o      Cardiovascular (Heart Failure)
o      Respiratory ( COPD and Emphysema)
o      Renal failure
o      Neurologic disorders (Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease)



Infusion Therapy (Registered Nurses ONLY)

 

Purpose Driven Home Health has a large and experienced nursing team skilled in providing various drug therapies to patients at home for curative and palliative needs. Our team will provide education about the therapy prescribed by the physicians. In addition, a 24-hour support services for questions, concerns, and critical needs is always available to you. Many of the infusion services provided are listed below:


• Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
• Antibiotic / Anti-infective Therapy
• Pain management
• Hydration therapy
• Placement and/or care of catheters
• Injection therapy (including subcutaneous and intramuscular)

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Certified Home Health Aide

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, certified home health aides assist with activities of daily living. Home Health Aides are able to assist with the following:


• Bathing
• Skin care
• Oral hygiene
• Nail care
• Home exercise program
• Ambulation
• Simple wound care
• Bowel program
• Catheter care
• Light meal preparation.

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Medical Social Worker

Home Health United social workers play a vital role in the patient-care team. After a patient is admitted to home health services, a medical social worker may:


• Conduct a thorough psychosocial assessment to help determine patient needs and identify any limitations, barriers, or safety issues that might impede recovery
• Educate patients and families regarding community resources and support
• Assist with long range planning including advance directives, and overall care options.
Their services may include:
• Education regarding alternative living arrangements
• Case management
• Advance directives (Power of Attorney for Health Care or Living Will)
• Community resource planning and coordination
• Short-term therapy
• Crisis intervention
• Financial assessment
• Counseling with life-style changes
• Teaching regarding coping with loss and change
• Grief counseling

OTHER SERVICES WE PROVIDE

- Blood draw at the patient’s home: 

   Peripheral or PICC line draw



- Coordination of the following:

     * Transportation

     * MD Appointments

     * Pharmacy Medication Refills

     * Order DMEs and Supplies



- Mobile Diagnostic Tests at the comfort of the patients home: 2D/3D Echo, Ultrasound, ECG​

Physical Therapy 

Physical therapists assess patients’ musculoskeletal system and educate patients/families on safety and mobility.
Services physical therapists provide may include:


• Comprehensive assessment and treatment
o       Pain
o       Strength
o       Range of Motion
o       Balance
o       Functional mobility
o       Gross motor coordination
o       Sensation
o       Edema
o       Transfer training
• Educate patients and caregivers
• Develop home exercise programs
• Assess patients’ needs for assistive devices
• Provide specialized individual care
• Work on treatment of incontinence
• Wound care
• Pain management
• Fall risk reduction, through balance training and recommendations on safety
• Patient education

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Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapists evaluate the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living, determine hindrances to independence and develop programs that help restore function. The evaluation includes identifying hindrances such as muscle strength, decreased coordination, or inability to bend or reach without losing balance. They provide a program to address these issues and help patients adapt to the environment as necessary.
Patients who have had a stroke or cardiac episode, spinal cord injury, orthopedic surgery, or arthritis can all benefit from occupational therapy services. The physician can make the determination of the patient will benefit from occupational therapy.


Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment may include:


• Home Safety
• Pain assessment and management
• Upper extremity strength and range of motion
• Bathing
• Dressing
• Grooming
• Toileting
• Coordination
• Vision and perception
• Cognition
• Sensation
• Home exercise program
• Patient education
• Work simplification
• Energy conservation
• Joint protection
• Adaptive equipment assessment and instruction
• Independent living training
• Homemaking
• Laundry
• Cooking/meal preparation

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Speech Therapy 

Speech and language pathologists provide skilled clinical services through evaluation and treatment of a variety of communication problems resulting from developmental delays, accidents, disease or illness. They also work with family members and other caregivers to provide strategies to facilitate and maintain functional communicative competence. Therapists help improve swallowing skills and teach compensatory strategies that help reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, maintain adequate nutrition and hydration.
 

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment may include:


• Home Safety
• Speech
• Language
• Dysphagia (swallowing)
• Cognition
• Adaptive speech devices
• Aural (hearing) rehabilitation
• Non-oral communication
• Home speech and language exercise program
• Patient education
• Communication options/alternatives
• Eating and swallowing strategies

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Created by Stephanie Lopez