Home Health Care Experts
“Experts in the Science of Aging”
Founded in 2005
What You Should Know About the Home Health Care Experts:
Experience – Over 350 years of combined experience
Size of our clinical team – One of the largest clinical teams in the region (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, registered nurses, social workers, nursing aids)
Our patients get better! – Over time we have maintained a high standard of positive results by adhering to the best practices in the rehabilitation process.
Questions You Can Ask Them:
1. Does insurance pay for this?
2. Do you come to our house?
3. How often do you come?
4. Will the same person come every time so I can build a relationship?
Health Care Tips:
When transitioning from the hospital back home:
1. Have patient/family/church members or friends make one week’s worth of frozen meals so that after surgery the patient has hot food that only needs to be reheated.
2. Joint aftercare patients- Before surgery, have all furniture moved, throw rugs removed and house set up to accommodate for use of walker/wheelchair or DME equipment.
3. Have pets scheduled for boarding or have a “pet holiday” with friends/family to decrease stress on patient and anima.
Tips for taking medications after surgery:
New medications will be prescribed for you after having surgery. These usually include a pain medication and a blood thinning medication. On admission to Home Health, your nurse will instruct you on the side effects AND adverse effects from these medications. It is important to note there are difference between side effects and adverse effects: examples of side effects can be constipation or drowsiness and examples of adverse reactions can be struggling to breathe, having a racing heart, swelling , skin rash or severe nausea or diarrhea. Always call your nurse and doctor if you have any side effects and go to the emergency room for any adverse reactions.
When should someone pursue joint replacement surgery?
People often ask when is the right time to pursue a joint replacement. Often, the right time is when they quit doing the things that they would otherwise do because they know they are going to hurt too much. Joint replacement is no picnic, but given the fantastic outcomes that we are now seeing with the advanced techniques and components used today, there is no good reason to keep hurting. As always consult with your doctor.