Case Management Care
At Case Management Care, we coordinate the clients’ needs, including their health care providers, facilities, therapies, medications, dietary needs, and more. This is to facilitate the optimal level of care, which then gives the client the best chance of recovery. This is especially advantageous if the clients are transient or not knowledgeable regarding all the practice specialties in case of an emergency.
Case management nurses work closely with a wide range of health care providers, including nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, physicians, and social workers.
They work in different environments, including:
Home Health Agencies
Long-Term and Assisted Facilities
Case managers work as the central hub for the client’s special needs. Their responsibilities include:
Gathering Medical Records
Referring Services to Specialty Areas of Health
Scheduling Meetings and Consultations
At Home Health Care works hard to assure that everyone involved in the client’s care is updated on their current health care status. We believe that by working together, we help to strengthen the client’s support systems, which then allows them to enjoy what is important in their lives, like family and daily activities.
How Do I Know If I Need Help With Case Management?
If your health condition has been affecting many facets of your and your family’s life, you need help with case management. It can help by making the most efficient use of services and coordinating communication from a central point—the case manager.
The case manager will gather all the information and lay out the options so you and your family can choose what works best for you. In this way, you will not have to worry about the logistics of your health care.
Through case management, individuals gain access to much-needed components of care like:
Medication Management Services
Medication is prescribed to help individuals heal or manage their symptoms, but they can pose a danger if not taken properly. At Home Health Care offers medication management services to patients who cannot manage their own regimens. Our licensed professionals will come to you to administer prescribed medications as instructed by the physician.
We believe in going the extra mile for our patients. On top of collaborating with your physician to create a care plan that addresses your needs, our nurses also take the time to educate you and your family about your medication, including the details behind your at-home regimen.
Our team makes it a point to deliver compassionate and professional service that will give you comfort and peace of mind, allowing you to spend less time worrying about your health and more time enjoying life.
If you or your loved one is having trouble managing your medication, don’t risk the chance of overdose or noncompliance. Call At Home Health Care, and we will discuss how we can arrange a medication management plan that works for you.
What Services Are Provided With Medication Management
- The nurse assesses the individual for adequate support concerning medication compliance.
- The nurse assesses the individual for the effectiveness of pain management.
- The nurse coordinates with the individual’s physician and pharmacist for a positive outcome from the medication treatment.
- The nurse educates the individual and the family regarding proper medication administration like dosage, frequency, and side effects.
- The nurse will assess for drug interaction adherence.
- The nurse will assess for duplicate medications.
- The nurse will assist in developing a medication schedule that works for the individual and the prescribed treatment.
- The nurse will evaluate the individual’s therapeutic response to the prescribed medication(s).
- The nurse will review the medications with all the other over-the-counter medications in the house to ensure a safe therapeutic outcome.
Palliative care focuses on health care for people with serious, chronic health conditions. It relieves individuals from symptoms of pain and strain of serious illness they experience every day. The goal of this in-home care is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families.
This care is coordinated by a team of health care professionals who work together in the individual’s best interest to provide an additional level of support. There are no limits to age, health condition, or physical status when it comes to palliative care. It can also be administered along with any treatment the patient is undertaking.
If you think you could benefit from palliative care, ask your doctor for it! It is provided in a variety of settings including homes, hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospices, and long-term care facilities.
Palliative care might be an option for clients suffering from pains from the following conditions:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Palliative Care provides relief from the following symptoms:
Loss of Appetite
Shortness of Breath
Lastly, it can help you:
At any stage of your illness or medical condition.
Go through medical treatments.
Have better communication with your health care team.
Have a better understanding of your condition.
Understand your choices of medical treatments.
With everyday activities.
If you need a nurse for a brief visit or even for 24-hour care, turn to us. We have a team of highly qualified professional registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to provide the exact service you or your loved ones require. Our professional nursing services include:
Intravenous Infusion Therapy
Medication Administration and Management
Referral Placement and Coordination
Skilled nursing care is provided when a patient needs a professional nursing staff to manage, observe, and evaluate ongoing care. These services are rendered instead of hospitalization, confinement in a complete care facility, or remote services outside of the home.
How do I know if I need skilled nursing services?
The Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) requires that skilled nursing services be ordered by a physician. The basis of complexity for the care, such as the need for intravenous or intramuscular injections or insertion of catheters, either periodically or on a daily basis, is also being considered.
Home Health Care
There are instances when conditions that are considered unskilled can be regarded as a skilled nursing service. This occurs when the patient’s condition can only be safely and effectively addressed by skilled nursing care. In situations like this, the patient receives both skilled and unskilled care services.
Carer Helping Senior Man With Medication
Skilled nursing service is a service that must be ordered by a physician and administered by an RN or LPN (with the guidance of an RN).
To determine the need for such service, we consider the following:
Inherent Complexity of the Service
Condition of the Patient
Accepted Standards of Medical and Nursing Practice