Essential Duties of Our Home Health Nurses

Phoenix Home Care Home Health Nurses

Phoenix Home Care believes the best healing happens at home. That’s why we strive to maintain the health of you or your loved ones in the comfort of your own home when you need extra medical care. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Health & Hospice talks about the essential duties of our home health nurses.

Skilled Services

Skilled services are often associated with licensed medical professionals, such as nurses, who have training in performing medical tasks. Nurses can administer medication, give injections, care for wounds, help with feeding tubes, and teach people how to care for loved ones.

Additionally, skilled home health services are:

  • Skilled observation and assessment of a newly diagnosed condition 
  • Diabetic self-management
  • Foley insertion and teaching
  • IM/Subq injection administration
  • Ostomy care teaching
  • Re-insertion nasogastric feeding tube
  • Disimpaction/FU enema
  • Management and evaluation of a patient care plan
  • Managing change in medications within the last 60 days
  • Managing new medications in the last 30 days

Medical Social Work

Medical social work for home health nurses means helping someone through emotional and social factors associated with a medical condition. Our skilled team can provide short-term therapy and counseling while creating a long-term plan for someone’s emotional care.

Physical Therapy

Home health nurses can assist with physical therapy as part of after-discharge care or continuing care. We can evaluate someone, help perform therapeutic exercises, take care of ultrasounds to monitor healing, and train caregivers on how to move someone who has limited mobility.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is designed to help someone communicate better verbally if they’re having trouble. Home health nurses can evaluate patients and suggest therapies for improvement. 

Disorders that may require speech therapy include:

  • Voice disorders
  • Speech articulation disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Language disorders
  • Aural disorders

Occupational Therapy

The goal of occupational therapy is to help someone get back to doing normal, everyday activities. Home health nurses evaluate patients and create a comprehensive plan for occupational therapy. We’ll help with muscle re-education, perceptual motor training, fine motor coordination, orthotics, and adaptive equipment.

Home Health Nurses and Phoenix Home Care 

Home health nurses form the core of our staff at Phoenix Home Care. We’re here for you if you want quality home care that helps you live independently as you recover or rehabilitate in the comfort of your own home. Contact Phoenix Home Care or call toll-free 1-888-830-2388 if you have questions about home health nurses.

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