Recovering from an illness or injury can be as painful emotionally as it is physically. Self-esteem falls as routine tasks become difficult to complete. Gottlieb's Home Health program works to overcome that feeling of lost independence. Our team of health care professionals guide the patient and the family through the steps necessary for the patient to again have control of daily activities.
Home Health team members work with you and your family to recognize your true abilities and limitations resulting from your illness. They will help you organize a list of goals and provide the psychological and physical support you need to achieve them.
Our nurses and aides will teach you how to care for your needs — from dressing wounds to seeking out community resources. Knowing that a Home Health representative will be making regular visits to monitor progress, encourages you to take the steps necessary for recovery.
Gottlieb's Home Health Care professionals skillfully and compassionately tend to patients requiring:
Under the direction of your primary care physician, our health care team can help you regain independence while recuperating in your own home.
Depending on the patient's needs, Gottlieb's Home Health team is led by either a registered nurse, or a physical, speech or occupational therapist. Medical social workers and Home Health aides also are available when needed.
The patient's family is considered part of the health care team and plays a vital role in their loved one's recovery. The Home Health program focuses on family support to help the patient return to a state of independence that allows him or her to live safely and comfortably at home. The family helps the home health team to create the patient's individual care plan and is vital in learning and understanding the necessary care needed for the patient once they are discharged from Home Health Services.
The Home Health nurse interacts with all members of the team, therefore directing the patient's individualized care and providing support and advice to that patient and family. As the liaison between the family and the doctor, the nurse also helps keep the physician up-to-date with their patient's health status and addresses any medical issues relating to their care.
The Home Health physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist work closely with the patient to provide individualized rehabilitation based on the patient's medical condition. Many post-operative orthopedic patients can benefit from continued physical and/or occupational therapy in the home after discharge from the hospital. This additional treatment helps expedite the rehabilitation process.
The medical social worker is available to assist patients and families with advanced directives, caregiver support, community services, prescription coverage and long-range planning.
The Home Health aide can assist patients with personal care during their recouperation.
Home Health Services are covered by Medicare, but individuals covered by other insurance plans should check with their insurance company to see what conditions apply to home health coverage.
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Exceptions to these boundaries are as follows. We cover the entire towns of: