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Skilled Nursing Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy
Medical Social Work Services Home Health Aide Services

What Is It?

Home Health care includes part-time or intermittent Skilled Nursing care, as well as other skilled services, such as Physical, Occupational, and Speech-Language Therapy. Services may also include Medical Social Services, and assistance from a Home Health Aide in conjunction with your skilled care.

Why Use It?

Healthcare professionals from MedSide work with you and your doctor to evaluate your health care needs and develop your plan of care. The plan of care tells you what Home Health services you need. MedSide will provide you with all the Home Health care listed in your plan of care. MedSide staff will teach you (or your authorized representative) how to maintain your independence at home.

What Are Its Goals?

Home Health care helps individuals, particularly seniors and those with disabilities, live independently for as long as possible. In general, the goal of Home Health care is to provide treatment for an illness or injury; to restore an individual back to their initial level of functioning; and to prevent hospitalizations. It helps patients get better, regain their independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. If you have long-term health problems, the goal of Home Health care is to maintain your highest level of ability or health, and help you learn to manage your illness or injury.

What Medical Conditions Would Benefit from Using Home Health Services?

Patients who are suffering from one of the following medical conditions would benefit from using Home Health Services:

 Diabetes  Pneumonia  Coronary Problems
 Heart Failure  Anemia  Vascular Problems
 High Blood Pressure  Surgical Implants  Vein Thrombosis
 Chest Pain  Stroke  Parkinson Disease
 Shortness of Breath  Gout  Depression
 Wounds, Stomas, Ulcers, Burns  Recent Surgical Procedures  Swallowing Difficulties

What Medical Services Can Be Provided To Me At Home?

The following types of Medical Services are available from MedSide:

Skilled Nursing

  • Patient and family education
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Disease and medication management
  • Wound/Ostomy/Tracheostomy care and dressing changes
  • Injections
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Oxygen management
  • Blood and specimen collection
  • Catheter care
  • Nutrition management
  • Pain management
  • Tube Feedings
  • Monitoring of hydration, bowel, and bladder functions

Physical Therapy

  • Patient and family education
  • Evaluate and establish rehabilitation program
  • Establish Home Exercise Program
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Transfer training
  • Gait and balance training
  • DME training and techniques
  • Pre-prosthetic and prosthetic training
  • Muscle re-education
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Bed mobility and transfer
  • Strengthening and therapeutic exercises

Occupational Therapy

  • Patient and family education
  • Activities of Daily Living training
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Establish and modify Home Exercise Program
  • Therapeutic exercises and techniques
  • Functional mobility
  • Transfer training
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Sensory treatment
  • Upper body balance training
  • Muscle re-education
  • Perceptual motor training
  • DME training and techniques
  • Splinting and prosthetic training

Speech Therapy

  • Patient and family education
  • Safe swallowing evaluation
  • Voice disorders
  • Speech articulation disorders
  • Dysphagia treatments
  • Language disorders
  • Non-oral communication
  • Language processing
  • Food texture recommendations
  • Teach and develop communication system

Medical Social Work Services

  • Provide patient and family education and counseling
  • Assist with access to community resources
  • Assist with financial concerns and emotional support
  • Assist nursing staff in providing supportive measures and services

Home Health Aide Services

  • Measure blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and blood glucose checks
  • Assist with bathing and grooming
  • Assist with dressing and toileting
  • Assist with meal preparation and feeding
  • Assist with ambulation and transfers
  • Assist with medication reminders and simple exercises
  • Perform simple dressing changes
  • Change linens