PATIENT CENTRISM + HIGH QUALITY CARE + RESPECT + DIVERSITY + COMPASSION + INTEGRITY + INNOVATION =
AMERICAN ADVANTAGE HOME CARE, INC.
HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Skilled Nursing Care
Intravenous or intramuscular injections and intravenous feeding;
Enteral feeding (i.e., “tube feedings”) that comprises at least 26 percent of daily calorie requirements and provides at least 501 milliliters of fluid per day;
Nasopharyngeal and tracheostomy aspiration;
Insertion and sterile irrigation and replacement of suprapubic catheters;
Application of dressings involving prescription medications and aseptic techniques;
Treatment of extensive decubitus ulcers or other widespread skin disorder;
Heat treatments which have been specifically ordered by a physician as part of active treatment and which require observation by nurses to adequately evaluate the patient's progress;
Initial phases of a regimen involving administration of medical gases; or
Rehabilitation nursing procedures, including the related teaching and adaptive aspects of nursing that are part of active treatment, e.g., the institution and supervision of bowel and bladder training programs https://www.medicareadvocacy.org/
an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. PT is appropriate for many types of patients, from infants born with musculoskeletal birth defects, to adults suffering from sciatica or the after-effects of injury or surgery, to elderly post-stroke patients. https://www.medicinenet.com/
Often times, patients experience an inability to talk and communicate, difficulty swallowing or poor memory and disorientation. To address these issues, speech therapy focuses on the following areas.
Communication disorders affect daily tasks like talking on the phone, communicating with family members or physicians or even calling 911 in an emergency. Aphasia, dysarthria and general weakness can contribute to communication difficulties.
Speech therapists develop verbal and nonverbal communication systems that include pictures or icons to allow patients to communicate effectively. Clinicians will also educate using oral motor and breathing exercises, compensatory strategies and education to family members as well.
Memory loss and disorientation can often result from a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or general cognitive impairments. Sometimes, medication side effects or even dehydration can contribute to these deficits.
To help patients with cognitive impairments, speech therapists develop programs with structured memory tasks, problem-solving, reasoning, visual and auditory aids, calendars and family education.
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a common diagnosis in home health patients. This can cause weight loss, aspiration (food or liquid entering the airway) and aspiration pneumonia, which is a very serious condition.
To combat these risks, speech therapists help patients modify their diets, educate on safe swallow strategies, practice oral motor and pharyngeal exercises and complete Modified Barium Swallow Studies. https://www.amedisys.com/
Medical Social Work
Primarily involves preparing patients for life after leaving a residential setting and providing support to clients and family members in the forms of discharge planning, psychosocial counseling, grief counseling, case management, and referrals.
Home Health Aide
Home health aides may help with any personal care task such as bathing, eating, moving, or going to the bathroom. Home health aides may also travel with the patient to assist with errands such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping, picking up medications, or if the patient is unable to leave the home, the home health aide may run these errands for the patient. https://www.verywellhealth.com/