Nurses evaluate patients’ health and environment and help you and your caregivers to become more independent by educating you about your health conditions. Your nursing team coordinates care between doctors, hospitals, other members of your home health care team, you and your family.
Physical therapists help you build strength and balance so you can become safe and independent at home. Physical therapy may be part of your care plan if you have Parkinson’s disease, joint replacement, chronic heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or overall weakness that causes you to feel unsteady, afraid of falls or limits your activities.
Occupational therapists help you and your caregivers to learn personalized adaptations for performing your daily activities more safely and independently. This includes strategies for moving with strength and balance, environmental adjustments and help with assistive devices.
Speech-language pathologists (also called speech therapists) assist with motor speech disorders, swallowing difficulty, loss of language ability, and cognitive and memory conditions. They provide in-home assessments and interventions for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), head injury, dementia, COPD and CHF. Our speech therapists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and specially trained in LSVT® LOUD and VitalStim.
Medical Social Workers
Medical social workers collaborate with you to understand your personal goals and most pressing needs. They help you and your family cope with health challenges in the short and long term by connecting you with community resources, teaching you about available options, and facilitating conversation between you and your family and caregivers.