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Ever wondered what home health services are and what they cover? Nurse Jane is here to explain them to you. Watch the video above or you can follow along below.

Hi there. I’m nurse Jane with Active Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. I often get asked from family, friends, and neighbors “What is home health?” and “What are the services it provides?”

Home health services are designed to restore and improve an individual’s health condition or level of function. We focus on restoring a patient’s active lifestyle and independence, all the while, helping them remain in their home, preventing hospitalization or admission to long-term care institutions.

Active’s Home Health nurses, like myself, manage each individual patient and create a unique custom care plan for everyone! Using 1 or more of the following focuses we:

  • Observe and Assess when a patient’s condition has changed or is likely to change. We work with their doctor to make adjustments and ensure the adjustments have the desired effects. These include managing abnormal vital signs, weight fluctuations, medication adjustments, behavior changes, and more. 
  • We Teach and Train patients or their caregiver on the disease process and how to manage the treatments appropriate to their functional loss, illness, or injury. Including: gait and transfer technique training, IV management, ostomy teaching, diabetic teaching and many other disease specific training. 
  • We also Administer Medications when a skilled nurse is necessary to safely and effectively administer the medication for the treatment of an illness or injury, such as IV infusions, injectable antibiotics, Vitamin B-12 injections, insulin injections, and more. 

As your nurse, I enlist the help of my team members to provide other non-nursing services. such as:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • CNAs

Our home health services have been used to help thousands of people with their health conditions, ranging from COPD, heart failure, fall risk prevention, joint replacement, strokes, Parkinson’s, wound care, Alzheimer’s, UTIs and so much more.

Now that you know a little bit about home health services, give us a call at Active Home Health, Hospice & Personal Care today, to find out how we can help you in restoring your active lifestyle!

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