Home Health Services
Recovering from any kind of illness or hospital stay is a journey of small steps forward, day by day. Hearts for Home Health is an important part of that journey for many people. Our specialists, nurses, and therapists follow the Golden Rule to help patients rehabilitate and recover from the comfort of their own home. We treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. We work closely with primary care physicians to coordinate every step of the journey toward recovery and feeling healthy again. Home health care helps patients:
- Recover in a safe, comfortable environment – the home
- Recover more completely, with fewer setbacks
- Reduce hospital readmissions
- Regain independence
A home health nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, medical social worker, and home health aide can help patients and their families meet their home health goals. One or more of these disciplines will be assigned to a patient based on their needs. These services will continue until the patient is able to function independently or until a new baseline is established. Every effort is made to help an individual return to the optimum level of health and self-reliance.
Examples of home health services include:
- Education for the patient and family
- Wound care
- Infusion therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Monitoring serious illness or unstable health status
- Medication Management
- Pain Management
Springhill offers programs that focus specifically on the needs of people dealing with heart issues – like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), or Myocardial Infarction (MI) events. We have registered cardiac nurses provide a thorough assessment, identifying ways to relieve the specific symptoms of each patient. They’ll work with the patient to develop a Patient Plan of Care to help coordinate everything needed to manage heart health. The care plan may include regular visits by our experienced clinicians, medication management, dietary counseling, and exercise recommendations that can improve the strength of the heart and lungs.
Under our COPD program, our team of nurses and specialists works closely with each patient to develop a symptom relief plan. Specific symptoms may include:
- Coughing with mucous
- Respiratory infections
- Shortness of breath
Ultimately, our goal is to help patients take control of their breathing, increase strength and endurance, and improve overall quality of life.
New information is released every day on how to best care for diabetes. Everything from the best times to check blood sugar, the most comfortable ways to inject insulin, and scientific studies on what to eat and when to eat it. Hearts for Home Health is dedicated to making use of the latest information for both Type I and Type II Diabetes, and providing patients with the education and resources needed to manage their condition. We believe that goal achievement and symptom control are realistic expectations. Our dedicated team works closely with patients to help them take control.
Springhill has developed a division of physical therapy that focuses specifically on orthopedic care. Our physical therapists follow the care guidelines of internationally recognized leaders and specialists in joint replacement, osteoarthritis, and amputation.
As part of Springhill physical therapy, we look at the big picture. We get an in-depth understanding of a patient’s work life, hobbies, interests, and overall life goals. We work closely with patients, families, and doctors to create a plan that moves in the direction of comfort and freedom.
- Joint Replacement – After surgery, our physical therapists assist patients with special stretches and exercises. They help patients regain motion and increase their comfort while working at a pace that is appropriate for them.
- Osteoarthritis – We focus on three things: pain management, mobility improvement, and muscle strengthening. In addition to creating a strength training routine, we’ll also determine if the patient would benefit from devices that can assist with motion, such as special braces or footwear.
- Amputation – Our therapists develop a relationship with the patient and family, setting the best environment for rehabilitation after a limb amputation. We have connections with local prosthetists, and we’ll work with closely with them to help fit and train patients with the latest technology.
We believe that pain management is an important part of illness, injury, or procedure recovery and rehabilitation. Our entire team of Home Health professionals keeps comfort at the forefront of each care plan. We use the latest research and clinical evidence available to control pain, and we teach patients and families techniques for staying in control of pain for the long term.
We understand there are unique challenges that accompany patients with multiple conditions. Each condition needs to be addressed by a specialized member of the care team – a health professional who has spent years focusing specifically on the issues of that particular condition. The goals of our Multiple Conditions Program include: helping patients to better understand and manage their conditions, reducing the risk of hospitalization, and helping patients regain their independence.
Your Care Team
Our team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers believe in the Golden Rule. We treat others the way we want to be treated. We help take care of your loved one’s needs during the last days of their life.
We have the following care providers on our team:
The nurse assesses the patient’s physical status and teaches the patient and their family how best to manage the prescribed health regimen: diet, medications, and treatments.
The physical therapist develops a home exercise program aimed at increasing a patient’s strength, range of motion, balance, endurance, and walking independence.
The occupational therapist focuses on assisting patients regain independence with activities of daily living through a variety of strategies, including environmental modification.
The speech therapist helps patients with speech or swallowing difficulties related to an illness or accident.
The medical social worker provides counseling, long-term planning, assistance with obtaining community resources, and other services aimed at addressing health and well-being.
The home health aide assists with personal care (such as bathing and dressing) and helps with light housekeeping (such as changing bed linens).