Home Health Specialists provides 24 hour, 7 day/week home care by RNs, LPNs, or home health aids. We specialize in pediatric and adult services.
- Private Duty nursing services
- Home Health Aides
- Skilled nursing visits
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Medical Social Services
Private duty nursing is defined as skilled nursing services provided by an R.N. or LPN on an hourly basis. Skilled nursing services are defined as medically necessary services, ordered by a physician, which must be delivered by licensed, skilled personnel to ensure patient safety and achieve medically desired results.
As part of our wide variety of home health services, Home Health Specialists offers in-home private duty nursing services to assist adults and children with complex medical needs. With Home Health Specialists, you or your loved one will get the necessary assistance and hands-on care needed to maintain a safe, independent, and enjoyable lifestyle. We provide a full spectrum of care, meaning that as a patient’s medical needs change, services can change with them, making Home Health Specialists an ideal partner in providing quality care for those who need it most.
Home Health Specialists is proud of our experienced, PA state-certified in-home health aides who provide assistance with personal care in your loved ones home. Our home health aides are an important part of any patient’s care plan, and are under direct supervision of both a Registered Nurse (R.N.) and Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.).
Home Health Specialists establishes a written care plan for each patient upon admission, that is created with the patient, their family, and the in-home health nurse. Each in-home health aide who is a part of your loved one’s care plan is carefully screened and bonded, drug and background screened, as well as educated with monthly in-services.
Skilled nursing at home is the perfect choice if you have been discharged from the hospital but still need healthcare professionals to help you to get back to your normal daily activities. Older adults or people with disabilities who want to remain independent in their homes, as well as people of any age who are chronically or terminally ill, are ideal candidates for skilled nursing.
We provide healthcare at home for patients with a broad range of medical needs, from simple antibiotic injections to complex treatments. Skilled nursing is available only with a physician’s order. Medicare and most commercial insurance providers offer benefits. If you think your loved one might benefit from skilled nursing, we will be glad to help you determine if your insurance will cover some or all of your needs.
Home Health Specialists are designed to help patients achieve the highest level of physical functioning and highest quality of life as possible. Physical therapy starts with an evaluation of the current physical status of the patient and follows with an individual plan that is agreed upon by both therapist and patient/family.
To reach our goals, physical therapy implements the appropriate activities, including (but not limited to) therapeutic exercise, gait training, balance training, manual ‘hands-on’ therapy, and modalities (electrical stimulation, TENS, heat, cold, etc). All interventions are aimed at getting you back to a higher quality of life in your home!
Occupational Therapy is the use of therapy to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Our Occupational Therapists work with individuals in their home to promote the highest level of independence and safety with their everyday tasks, including functional mobility, transfers (physically moving from place to place), self-care (grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting) and home management (cooking, cleaning, laundry).
Home Therapy sessions may include: education on safety and compensatory techniques with self-care and home management, adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment recommendations and training, exercise and fine motor coordination programs, energy conservation education, low vision modifications, home safety adaptations, pain management, and caregiver training.
Speech Therapy works to improve a patient’s functionality in terms of mild, moderate or severe communication challenges as well as eating, feeding or swallowing issues.
As with language deficiencies, there are multiple causes of eating and swallowing disorders. In these cases as well, our Speech Therapists are able to work with patients to improve and regain the highest functional level. The therapists manage the recovery process to develop, rebuild and strengthen mouth, throat, jaw and facial muscles.
In home therapy services are ordered and directed by your physician to meet your health and recovery needs.
Medical Social Workers assist patients and their families with health-related problems and concerns. The Medical Social Worker performs a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s social, emotional, environmental, financial, and support needs and informs other members of the health care team about these factors, which may affect the patient’s health and well-being. Medical Social Workers work with the patient’s family or support systems as well as other service provider agencies to develop a plan for the care of the patient in his or her home or other living arrangement.
Home Health Specialists' mission is to provide comprehensive, high quality home care and to promote community health. Responsiveness to the client, immediate comprehensive communication with the case manager, and the physician, and the continuous availability of our staff, are what set us apart from other home health agencies.
We have constructed our company on a foundation of professionalism, reliability and quality service. We aspire to uphold these qualities every day.