A comprehensive Package of Home Health Care
Once you choose Advantage as your home health care provider, you won’t need to shop around for other services. We offer a complete range of services to assist you in returning home and regaining your previous level of function.
Our Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are fully screened to assure that their training and experience meet Advantage’s strict standards of practice. Service as a liaison between patients, hospitals, physicians and even pharmacists, our nurses ensure that complete and proper medical care is administered to patients in the privacy of their own homes. Skilled nursing care includes services that can only be performed safely and correctly by a licensed nurse, for example, IV therapy, wound dressing, medication teaching, and disease process teaching.
A highly qualified Physical Therapist can assess and periodically reassess a patients rehabilitation needs and potential, or to develop and/or implement a therapy program. Physical Therapists work to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries through the use of exercise, massage and other methods. Therapists often alleviate pain and restore injured or weak muscles with specialized equipment or exercises. They also teach patients and caregivers special techniques for walking and transferring.
Occupational Therapist help individuals who have physical, developmental, social or emotional problems that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living.
Occupational Therapist instruct patients on using specialized rehabilitation techniques and equipment to improve their function in tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing and basic household routines.
Speech Language Pathology: Speech-language Pathologists work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders; usually these disorders are a result of traumas such as surgery or a stroke. Some of the services provided by a Speech Therapist include diet modification, lip reading instructions, voice therapy, saliva control, stroke rehab, assistance with swallowing disorders, ect.
Medical Social Services: Medical Social Services are provided by a qualified Medical Social Worker. Social Workers evaluate the social and emotional factors affecting ill and disabled individuals and also provide counseling. They also help patients and their family members identify available community resources.
Home Health Aides:
Home Health Aides work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Qualified Therapist to bring patients an increased sense of independence, while assisting with certain personal care and health needs. The personal care could include: bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, changing position in bed, simple dressing changes and range of motion exercises.
Our home health aides must pass a written competency test as well as a skills demonstration prior to providing care in the home.