Renown’s Home Health Care offers a range of healthcare services with the goal to help people gain independence and improve their health and well-being.
More than 65 million Americans manage the daily demands of a job, home responsibilities, children and caring for someone who may be ill, disabled or aging. It can be tough to manage a busy family and the emotional decisions that come with caring for a loved one. But the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone. Chelsea O’Driscoll, manager for Renown Health Rehabilitation Therapy Services-Home Care, explains an option for convenient care in the comfort of your own home.
What is home health care?
Home health care encompasses a wide range of care services that can be given in your home following an illness or injury. It’s an effective and convenient way to continue to manage your health once you’ve been discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury and help you get better, regain independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible, all while allowing you to recover at home.
Home health care providers can provides services such as care for pressure sores or a surgical wound, patient and caregiver education, intravenous or nutrition therapy, injections and monitoring serious illness and unstable health status.
How does someone qualify for home health services?
A referral is needed for home health care, and you need to be established with a primary care physician. Once your care provider refers you to home health services, a member of our team will come to your home to talk about your needs and ask you some questions about your health to determine the best plan for treatment. You also must be “homebound,” meaning it is either medically contraindicated for you to leave the home, or it’s a severely taxing and tiring effort for you to get out and about.
What kind of services does Renown Home Health offer?
Renown Home Health is a Medicare-certified home health agency. Home health is a convenient way to receive care and our team will connect you and your family with appropriate community resources to address the needs and guide you through the Medicare and insurance authorization process. Renown Home Health accepts most insurances.
Our clinical staff offers a wide range of healthcare services with the goal to help you achieve independence and improve physical health and well-being. We work with the direction of your doctor to keep you active, monitor your health status and continue to promote healing on your road to recovery.
Our nursing staff specializes in:
- Disease management and education specializing in congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes
- Medication management
- Pain reduction and management
- Complex wound care, with a wound care specialist RN on staff
- Ostomy (surgical construction of an artificial opening to excrete waste) care and education
- IV lines and medications
- Enteral feeding (being fed through a feeding tube)
- Ability to perform daily tasks
- Bladder control
- Shortness of breath
Our therapists (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) can help with:
- Balance issues and fall prevention
- Regaining strength and endurance
- Restoring independence with activities of daily living
- Cognitive and memory issues
- Swallowing and speech disorders
We also have a registered dietician on staff, as well as medical social workers and home health aides. Our team works together to help you heal at home and keep you out of the hospital.
What should you do if you feel you or your loved one could benefit from home health?
Talk to your care provider if you think you could benefit from home health services. If you are care giving from a distance, home health care can give you peace of mind. Trained care providers can assess safety risks and make simple corrections in the home — from removing tripping hazards to recommendations for ambulatory assistance.
To learn more, please visit Renown Home Health or call 775-982-5860 for more information.