Home Health Care Consultation
Our professionals are knowledgeable in conditions which include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, hip replacement surgery, stroke recovery, heart attack recovery and diabetes, and will weigh the options to reach the appropriate decision to provide for our client’s comfort and care
Our Home Health Care Services
Rehabilitation Therapists are very important to the home health care team because they provide restorative treatments for patients following an accident, illness or surgery. These services include physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Nursing Home Analysis and Rating
Residents of nursing homes require constant medical care. In the United States, nursing homes are required to have a licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day, and during at least one shift each day, one of those nurses must be a Registered Nurse. Federal, state and local guidelines are in place to ensure proper medical care and sanitary living conditions.
Our professionals are well-trained and highly qualified in analyzing the appropriateness of each nursing home setting and rating their facilities, care-providers and other factors. Our primary goal is to ensure patient well-being. We look at non-profit and for-profit homes; up-to-date government reports; investigations; and the quality-of-care experiences of current residents. We research and assess nursing homes based on neglect and abuse reports, on-site visits, interviews with staff, and Medicare and Medicaid certification.
PRI (Patient Review Instrument) Screens and RN (Registered Nurse) Services
The PRI (Patient Review Instrument) is a clinical tool used to assess a person’s condition. A PRI is mandated by law before any senior can enter a skilled nursing facility. PRIs are valid for 30 days and are used to determine the level of care and the type of facility required. A PRI assessment, conducted by a Registered Nurse, is very thorough and includes medical conditions, treatments and medications needed, special diets or therapies needed, physical and mental abilities and limitations, ability to perform acts of daily living such as eating, moving and toileting, and behaviors such as aggressiveness and disruptiveness.
RNs (Registered Nurses)
RNs (Registered Nurses) are professionals who provide direct care and make decisions regarding plans of care for individuals and groups of healthy, ill and injured people. They often have bachelor degrees or associate degrees in nursing, but regardless of degree, they have many hours of clinical experience. They are the largest group of healthcare workers in the United States, numbering over 2.6 million. RNs are the first-line defense of hospitalized patients against disability or death from infection, cardiopulmonary arrest, and other serious complications. Higher ratios of registered nurses to patients have been shown to decrease certain complications of illness including death in patients. Registered nurses are educators, managers, executives, therapists, intensive care experts, symptom managers, professional mentors, researchers and community members. In hospitals, registered nurses perform diverse roles such as writing policies, responding to emergencies, managing professional, technical and ancillary staff, determining budgets, performing strategic planning, and supervising construction projects. Our office has access to qualified RNs who can independently provide certain services such as home visits for preparing a PRI.
As the term implies, private pay costs are entirely the burden of the senior or the senior’s family. When clients, families, or friends are able to pay for the assistance needed by a loved one, services are offered on a private pay basis. This means the responsible party pays full cost for the services, which can be of great benefit to those who are financially able to pay for their assistance. Private pay allows for immediate access to services; there is no waiting time for lengthy applications. Private pay also allows for services that government programs do not cover. However, private pay may be the only option when there has been insufficient Medicaid planning for nursing home costs, and private payers may have to deplete a substantial portion of their life savings before establishing eligibility for government-financed services.
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