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Home Care

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What is Home Care?

Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is less expensive and more convenient than the care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.
In general, home health care includes part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, and other skilled care services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. Services may also include medical social services or assistance from a home health aide. The home health care agency coordinates the services your doctor orders for you.

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Applegate ensures excellent care by employing experienced, well-trained clinical teams who utilize evidence-based practices and quality resources to deliver exceptional care. All direct care providers undergo thorough training and orientation, professional license verification, and a background check with state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Applegate has improved the quality of life for thousands of patients during the past 30 years. Every day we touch hundreds of patients’ lives as well as the lives of their families through excellent and truly compassionate patient care. All patient-care plans are managed by a registered nurse who coordinates with the patient’s attending physician and the Applegate interdisciplinary team to continually provide optimum medical care.

Our Registered Physical Therapists evaluate the patient and develop a program of rehabilitation with the goal of restoring or improving physical function and mobility. This includes muscle strengthening, gait training, stair climbing, and restoration of balance and range of motion skills.

Our Registered Occupational Therapists evaluate and establish a program of rehabilitation therapy with the goal of assisting the patient to safely perform activities of daily living. This includes muscle strengthening exercises, extremity function and strength training and working with each patient to perform individualized activities for restoration of daily living skills.

Our Speech Therapists evaluate speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive abilities, and will work to improve these functions. They will advise the patient’s family in effective communication skills and use therapeutic exercises to improve communication and effective swallowing for the patient.

  • Early assessment of wounds for signs and symptoms infection
  • Wound vac, wound drains
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Dressing total knees/hips
  • Medication and pain control
  • Medication education
  • Accurate dosage, side effects, drug interactions
  • In-home diabetic education and blood glucose management
  • Insulin training and individual education, including nutritional counseling
  • Insulin pump training
  • Peripheral and PICC line care
  • Chemo Disconnects
  • Catheter/Colostomy/Urostomy care and supplies
  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Protime with INR – immediate results with one-touch machines
  • All other authorized labs, blood draws, and injections
  • B12, Aranesp, Enbrel, and Epogen

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