Nurse: 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.
Physical Therapist: The physical therapist develops a home exercise program aimed at increasing a patient’s strength, range of motion, balance, endurance, and walking independence.
Occupational Therapist: The occupational therapist focuses on assisting patients regain independence with activities of daily living through a variety of strategies, including environmental modification.
Speech Therapist: The speech therapist helps patients with speech or swallowing difficulties related to an illness or accident.
Medical Social Worker: The medical social worker provides counseling, long-term planning, assistance with obtaining community resources, and other services aimed at addressing health and well-being.
Home Health Aide: The home health aide assists with personal care (such as bathing and dressing) and helps with light housekeeping (such as changing bed linens).