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The Different Types of Home Health Care

A Visiting Redi-Nurse is a full-service home healthcare company. We provide medical and non-medical care. Within each of the categories, we provide convalescent care, acute medical care, chronic care, companion care and travel care.

Skilled Nursing

We have registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) to provide a full range of skilled nursing services, to include but not limited to the following:
  • Being your case manager to coordinate your care with the physician
  • Laboratory services
  • Patient monitoring of vital signs
  • Wound care
  • Medication regimen maintenance
  • Patient and family education regarding treatment procedures
  • Case management
  • Supervision of non-skilled personnel
Female nurse helping a patient to walk
Skilled nursing services require a physician’s order.

Home Health Aide/CNA

The home health aide services are delivered under the supervision of a licensed nurse or physical therapist. Our aides are experienced in caring for children and adults in need and have been carefully chosen to provide care for the patients of our agency. They assist with activities of daily living, which may require hands-on personal care, such as bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing. Also included is light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation. This service can be provided in a facility, as well as a patient’s home.

Homemaker

The homemaker services are delivered under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Our homemakers are trained to provide the following services:
  • Housecleaning
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Companionship
Homemakers cannot provide hands-on personal care.

Sitter/Companion

The sitter/companion can provide companionship for a variety of reasons. They cannot provide hands-on personal care. This service can be provided in a facility, as well as the patient’s home.

Therapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services are provided by a licensed therapist or licensed therapy assistant under the direction of a therapist.
  • The physical therapist specializes in services to evaluate and restore, through exercise and/or equipment, damage to muscle, and nerve and joint function.
  • The occupational therapist specializes in services to evaluate and restore fine motor skills of upper extremities. Emphasis is on daily living skills such as eating, dressing, bathing, etc.
  • The speech therapist specializes in services to evaluate and treat speech and swallowing disorders.
A physician must prescribe all of these services.

Medical Social Worker

The medical social worker provides short-term counseling services, referral to and coordination with community resources and assistance with living arrangements.