In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults...
The two biggest challenges in chronic disease are preventing the disease in the first place, and managing the condition effectively when it arises. Both of these are long-term challenges that are best addressed through an effective and ongoing relationship between the health-care provider and the patient, based on mutual respect, trust and appropriate interventions.
The primary care setting is where this long-term relationship is most often established and where interventions occur.
IV & PICC LINE CARE
Peripherally inserted central catheter is a form of IV access. The catheter is inserted in a vein usually located in the arm with the catheter tip terminating in a large vein close to the heart. Our nurses will care for the PICC line... They will assess the insertion site, inspect the dressing, check for leakage, perform flushing maintenance and act according to the outcomes. The PICC can be a long term IV access device and patients are almost always discharged home with the PICC in place.
POST SURGERY CARE
During those critical 24 hours after coming home from a procedure, surgery or treatment, there is tremendous comfort and peace of mind knowing that our trained caregivers are present. It is important that caregivers and staff are always discreet and follow HIPAA guidelines to ensure privacy, but equally important, they are focused on the safety and well-being of the patient.
Our Personal Care Attendants are committed to ensuring your comfort and care, and will assist you with many of your activities of daily living. Part of this commitment to in-home senior care includes nutritious meal preparations and feeding.
Keeping up with housekeeping can be a challenge for many seniors. While Altruist Home Health Care is not a maid service, our Care Givers can provide light housekeeping services including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Care Givers also help with organizing drawers and closets and making sure things are picked up to avoid any slips or falls.
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
HOME HEALTH AIDE [CNA]
Enables patients to stay in their homes by providing health and personal services; supporting patients and their families.
SOCIAL WORK SERVICES
Altruists'Case Workers are healthcare professionals (Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Physical Therapists for example) who help provide an array of services to assist individuals and families cope with complicated health or medical situations in the most effective way possible, thereby achieving a better quality of life. They help people to identify their goals, needs, and resources.
A Wound and Ostomy Nurse cares for patients with wounds caused by medical treatments, diseases, or injuries. They also provide post-surgery treatment and care for patients with Ostomies, which are surgical openings that allow for the elimination of bodily waste. These nurses often work with a healthcare team, assessing patients, managing wounds, and monitoring healing.
CARE MANAGEMENT PLANS
Altruist will work with you and your doctor to develop your plan of care. A plan of care lists what kind of services and care you should get for your health problem.You have the right to be involved in any decisions about your care.
Your home health agency must provide you with all the home care listed in your plan of care, including services and medical supplies.