Caring for the elderly can be a complicated task, particularly when an individual is in poor health and may struggle with a number of different complaints. Physical and mental health problems may prevent an elderly loved one from living safely and independently within their own home, but with home care support from Americare, many patients are able to remain within familiar surroundings and receive the highest quality of geriatric care.
Skilled nursing is a service that provides high-level medical and custodial care, such as assistance with daily activities and ambulation. It is indicated for long-term special care in cases of chronic conditions and compromised health, as well as rehabilitation after hospitalization.
Comprehensive Patient Assessment
A comprehensive intake assessment is prior to commencing services is crucial to help our patients and their families decide what is right for them. Our registered nurse care coordinators review your medical and personal needs and take the time to understand what is most important to you and your family
Regularly Scheduled Dr Visits
Our physicians can become your primary care physician or work with your doctor as a secondary physician during times when your loved one may not feel well enough to visit the doctor’s office
Tube Feeding Nutrition Therapy
Certain illnesses and surgical procedures can make feeding difficult. Nutritional therapy provides the essential dietary nutrition required for a healthy status either orally, through a feeding tube (enteral) or through the bloodstream (parenteral).
Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care
Bedsores or pressure ulcers are areas of skin breakdown that occur due to prolonged pressure applied over bony areas such as the hips, ankles and heels as a result of being confined to a bed or wheelchair for a long time. Infection can develop in these areas, causing tissues to become cancerous. Bedsores commonly occur in bedridden patients, who cannot get out of bed or have limited mobility. Wound care is an essential component of home care.
Our home dialysis nurses provide 24/7 coverage for our home patients. They are experienced in peritoneal dialysis and facilitate home hemodialysis.
Diagnostics (In-home x-rays and In-home Lab Tests)
With state of the art technology, testing normally performed in a doctor’s office can now be done in the comfort of your loved one’s home. Through the use of portable equipment, the following tests can be conducted by our trained professionals.
Rehabilitation (Physical and Occupational Therapy)
Our rehabilitation services use modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and techniques such as manipulation and massage. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, assistive and adaptive devices, equipment, and physical agents to help relieve pain, improve balance, flexibility, strength and coordination, and ensure safe and independent living.