HOME HEALTH CARE
THE MEDICAL TEAM’s nurses perform a variety of specialized and highly skilled nursing services, coordinate the treatment plan with the other team members, and communicate with the patient’s physician and family.
Services may include:
- Assessment of condition
- Dressing changes
- Wound care
- Catheter care
- I.V. Therapy
- Patient education and pain management
- Post-surgical care
Should patients require high-tech services, THE MEDICAL TEAM’s skilled caregivers are trained to provide the following:
Home Infusion services: Intravenous Therapies (IVIG, Hydration, Antibiotics, Chemotherapy, TPN, Pain Management) and Intravenous Access Management (PICC Line Maintenance; Peripheral, Mid-Line, and Long-Line Insertion; Central Line and Implanted Port Care).
Specialized high-tech services: Pulse oximeter monitoring, Gastronomy tube care, Tracheotomy care/suctioning, Ventilator care.
Therapies utilizing state-of-the-art technology: Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.®) Therapy, CoaguChek® anticoagulation monitoring, Anodyne® Therapy for neuropathy and wound patients.
Also offered are specialty clinical care programs for:
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
THE MEDICAL TEAM’s therapists have experience with rehabilitation in the home and have degrees and credentials within their specialties. A full range of therapies including physical and occupational therapy, as well as speech pathology, are offered. Each therapist focuses on a different aspect of the patient’s rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy: Upon evaluation, THE MEDICAL TEAM’s licensed physical therapists develop a treatment plan, in conjunction with the patient’s physician, for patients with various neurological, bone, or muscular disorders.
Services may include:
- Exercise programs for strength, endurance, coordination and balance
- Walking and transfer training
- Instruction in body mechanics and safety
- Family or caregiver training to reinforce the benefits of treatment
Occupational Therapy: Patients needing to regain functional use of their arms and legs and increase their safety and independence in daily activities will benefit from the skills of THE MEDICAL TEAM’s registered occupational therapists.
Treatment may include:
- Evaluation of and fitting for adaptive equipment
- Instruction in energy conservation, work simplification and joint protection
- Perceptual motor training
- Intervention for psychiatric disorders
- Adaptive training for successful completion of daily living activities
Speech Therapy: Speech therapy may be an integral part of a patient’s rehabilitation. THE MEDICAL TEAM’s certified speech pathologists will work to increase a patient’s communication skills and the oral motor-skills required for safe swallowing.
Treatment will help to improve any of the following:
- Auditory comprehension
- Oral expression
- Speech characteristics
- Written expression
- Problem solving and memory
Medical Social Worker Services
THE MEDICAL TEAM’s master’s level Social Workers will help patients improve or maintain their social, emotional, functional and physical health status. Their role is to work with patients to facilitate services, both within the senior community and in the community at large. Additionally, our staff will strive to enhance coping skills of the family and other caregivers. All of our social workers have strong geriatric and behavioral health experience.
Home Health Aide/Homemaker Services
Patients may require non-medical assistance such as help with personal care and activities of daily living. THE MEDICAL TEAM’s Home Health Aides can provide a variety of services including any or all of the following:
- Personal care (bathing and personal hygiene)
- Assistance with dressing, toileting, eating, and/or ambulation range-of-motion exercises
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Monitoring vital signs
Coordination of Home Medical Equipment Needs
Should patients require medical equipment, THE MEDICAL TEAM can arrange for items such as hospital beds, oxygen tanks, wheelchairs, lifts or other rehabilitative equipment.