Registered Nurse (RN)
The registered nurse plans, organizes, and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with an emphasis on community health education. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities. A registered nurse can help coordinate care by working with the patient, physician, therapists and home health aide to identify key ways to maximize independence at good health in a home setting.
Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)
The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
Physical Therapy Services
At Tri County Home Health, we customize a rehabilitation program around the individual needs of each patient.
Physical therapists provide rehabilitation services that help to restore function, improve mobility, manage pain, as well as prevent or limit disabilities that occur as a result of injury or disease. They are trained to assess functional mobility and develop a plan of care to improve safety, restore and maintain function, and improve quality of life.
Our physical therapists employ a number of tools to provide appropriate treatment including:
- Home exercise program
- Therapeutic exercises
- Fall risk management
- Strengthening and balance exercises
- Post surgical care to improve mobility
Proper recovery from surgery or injury is important to maximize function and minimize complications today and down the road. Our experienced team of therapists offers the necessary assistance to their patients to maintain a safe and independent lifestyle. We realize that everyone’s requirements are different and constantly evolving, therefore our services are tailored to meet the needs and interests of our individual clients. Our in-home therapy services are designed to improve both the patients’ and their families’ capacity to be successful in every aspect of their lives.
Tri County Home Health’s SLPs take advantage of being in the home to more effectively assess our patients’ real-world needs and individualize their treatment. Oftentimes patients with dementia or cognitive impairment respond better to treatment because they’re in a familiar setting – their own home.Speech therapy includes prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, and cognition of the patient. The plan of care is designed to address articulation, fluency, language comprehension, expression, processing, and oral/laryngeal muscle strength and coordination in regards to safe swallowing.
The speech therapists are highly trained to address and help patient overcome communication conditions as well as swallowing difficulties. The patient’s deficits in memory, attention, and problem solving are assessed and treated as part of the plan of care.
The speech therapy plan of care includes working closely with your physician, nurses, therapists and home health aides to ensure patient safety and communicate diet needs and changes.
Occupational therapists help patients develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
Occupational therapy focuses on the ability to engage in meaningful activities of daily living such as self feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and domestic or home management skills. Our occupational therapists provide retraining using compensatory techniques and adaptive devices as needed.
Hand therapy and splinting can be provided for upper extremities. The ultimate goal of occupational therapy is to provide a means of greater independence and improve patient quality of life. Occupational therapists help the patient regain independence with self care, upper extremity function and cognitive abilities.
Medical Social Worker (MSW)
Social workers can help provide constructive support to patients and their families. Working closely with nurses and therapists, they advise on a number of home health care issues, including:
- Identifying local support programs and services
- Transferring to alternate levels of care
- Proposing coping strategies for patients and their families
- Helping to find financial assistance resources
- Providing short term counseling for emotional difficulties
Home Health Aides
Home health work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually registered nurses.
Home Health Aides provide compassionate care and supervision of routine daily activities during recovery from surgery or an illness. While individual patient needs dictate how often they visit and what activities they assist with, Home Health Aides typically provide support for:
- Bathroom safety
- Getting dressed
- Personal hygiene
- Prescribed exercise programs
- Light housekeeping
Tri County Home Health helps patients and their loved ones to manage total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy at home safely and independently. For patients who are unable to absorb nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract or who have gastrointestinal disorders requiring complete bowel rest, TPN provides nutrition directly into the vein through an IV.
Chronic Pain Management Services
- A comprehensive nursing assessment and individualized pain assessment for acute and chronic conditions with on-going reassessments as ordered by MD
- Evaluation by a Physical Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist for rehabilitative services as ordered by MD
- Education about pain management issues for patients, families, providers and the communities in which they live
- Appropriate treatment with drug and non-drug therapies
- Patient advocacy, case management and communication with patient’s physician
- Assistance with personal care and ADL’s by our Home Health Aides
- Falls prevention identification and education
Home IV Therapy allows patients to continue with their daily activities while receiving care in the comfort of their home or alternate site setting homes and offers a cost effective alternative to lengthy hospitalization or repeat trips to the hospital. We work with the prescribing physician who directs the overall management of the patient’s care. We focus on managing each component of the therapy through our comprehensive staff of clinicians and case managers, who proactively monitor patient responses and outcomes to prescribe therapies.
Tri County Home Health Services Wound Care Program is a specialty program that focuses not only on the treatment and healing of wounds but also on the patient’s overall health. Our nurse wound specialists provide individualized and expert care under a patient’s physician order to ensure our patients reach optimal healing and positive outcomes.
Our staff understands the complex nature of wound treatment and healing. Our wound care program is a multidisciplinary approach in which we treat wounds, as well as, the underlying disease process and cause of wounds. The agency employs certified wound care nurses to support our commitment to our patient’s healing and comfort while under Tri County’s care and following discharge.
Tri County Home Health Services Wound Care Program centers on the following:
- Evidence-based treatment protocols based on standards of care developed by The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society and the National Alliance of Wound Care
- Patient and caregiver education
- Continuous assessment and reassessment of wounds, patient care and change in the treatment plan as appropriate
- Collaboration with the patient’s physician and wound care clinics
- Patient comfort
- Progressive wound care products and medications
- Outcome measurement and reporting
Our goal is to optimize our patient’s healing time and promote the best possible health outcomes. Our staff is highly trained and utilizes cost-effective and clinically proven products to make certain our patients are receiving superior care.