Registered Nurse (RN)
The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. 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.
Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)
The Licensed Practical/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 and provide evaluations, treatment, and education for individuals with total joint replacements, orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, post-surgical procedures, stroke rehabilitation, and speech and swallowing difficulties. 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.
SLP services aim to improve a person’s quality of life through regaining the ability to eat and swallow, improving cognitive skills for increased independence, and helping to regain communication skills to express wants, needs and ideas. 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.
Occupational therapist helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
Home Health Aides
Home health work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually registered nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress. They report changes in clients’ conditions to supervisors or case managers. Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff.
Depending on their clients’ needs, home health aides may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking a client’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate. They may also help with simple prescribed exercises. Occasionally, they change bandages or dressings, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs.
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.
Total Parenteral Nutrition
TPN contains protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in a concentrated liquid formula. When the patient’s digestive tract is not functioning, a special catheter is placed in a large vein in the chest or arm. This catheter can stay in place as long as needed.
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
Professional Home Health Care Telemonitoring Program
Telemonitoring can help prevent a symptom from becoming a trip to the hospital. Professional Home Health Care in home Telemonitoring Program is a fast, simple way for us to keep an eye on your vital signs and symptoms every day. That means we can catch an early warning sign, such as a sudden rise in blood pressure, and treat it before it becomes a bigger problem. It also gives your physician information that is important for your ongoing care. Telemonitoring allows us to check your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and weight.
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.