Home Health: A Safe Transition Home

 

Home Health is an opportunity to provide care, one patient at a time.

With no distractions, in a patient’s home, nurses and therapists have an opportunity to translate health care instructions into part of a patient’s daily routine.

Sixty percent (60%) of patients have unresolved questions related to their health care at the time of a hospital discharge.

The home health team provides safe transitions to home, providing follow-up care at home following a hospital stay, surgery, illness, or change in condition.

Identify barriers to care in the home.

Ensure doctor’s orders are being followed.

Explain post-hospital care in ways that patients understand.

Evaluate safety and medical needs.

This is the daily impact of a Health Calls home health nurse in a respected team.

 

Nurses in home health provide a highly skilled, broad range of nursing skills including chronic disease management, use astute assessment skills to identify potentially critical acute changes early,  fall risk assessment and interventions, medication management, complex wound care, and patient teaching for complex health needs and disability care.

Home health nurses are respected by the physician providers they work with. Home health nurses find rewards working in an interdisciplinary team alongside the physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, and home health aide to help maximize the patient’s abilities.

The entire team are the eyes and ears in the home, identifying and treating potentially health changes events EARLY before they become critical events. Patients will have better outcomes because the clinical team detects problems early and then intervene to prevent complications. These early solutions increase patient satisfaction and reduces medical costs by avoiding a hospital readmission.

 

 

Excellence. Integrity. Quality.

By the way, Health Calls is hiring RN’s. Looking for the best to serve Reading and Berks County.

Call 610-927-3166 or email MRadwanski@healthcallshomehealth.com for more information. FAX resume to 610-927-3164.

 

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