MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Skilled Nursing (Registered Nurse)

 

The role of the registered nurse is to provide health care to individuals, families, and communities. They provide services designed to promote health, prevent illness, and achieve optimal recovery from or adaptation to health problems. These services include:



  • Bowel and Bladder Training Education.
  • Central Line Catheter Care
  • Diet Education
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Intermittent Oxygen Saturation Monitoring
  • IV Infusion
  • Medication Management
  • Nasogastric Care and Education
  • Ostomy Care and Education
  • Pain Management
  • Patient, Family or Caregiver Education Monitoring
  •  Orthopedic Postoperative Care and  Education
  • Post-Surgical Drain Care and Education
  • Tracheostomy Care and Education
  • Urinary Catheter Care and Education
  • Venipuncture
  • Wound Care and Education
  • Wound Vac (Requires prior approval from medicare or Private Insurance

Physical Therapy (PT)

 

Physical therapists work to restore movement and feeling to the muscles of patients who have suffered an accident, illness or disease. such as:

  • Arthritis Management
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Transfer Training
  • Home Exercise program
  • Gait Training
  • Mobility Training
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrotherapy
  • Prosthetic Training
  • Stair Climbing
  • Weight Bearing Exercises

Occupational Therapy (OT)

 

The role of an occupational therapist is to work with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of "purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence. Such as:

  • Activities of Daily Living Training
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Sensory Treatment
  • Orthotics
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Assistive Device Training

Speech Therapy (ST)

 

The role of an speech therapist is to work with a client to help them Promote healthy lifestyle practices for the preservation of communication, hearing, or swallowing, or for the treatment of other upper aerodigestive disorders. also includes:

  • Swallow Evaluation / Treatment
  • Voice Disorder
  • Speech articulation
  • Dysphagia Treatment
  • Language Disorder

Home Health Aide (HHA)

 

Home health aide duties include providing routine activities and basic health care for convalescent or disabled persons in the patients' own homes such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Activities of Daily Living, Grooming and Hygiene
  • Assist with use of Ambulatory Aides
  • Range of Motion Exercise

Medical Social Worker (MSW)

 

Medical social workers apply their knowledge of social and psychological theory in their work with hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and home health agencies and for social services departments also includes:

  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Resource Planning and Coordination
  • Assistance with Advance Directives
  • Senior Housing Application
  • Financial Assistance and Counseling
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