Medical Home Care
Medical-related home care begins when an individual is recovering from illness, suffering from chronic conditions or coping with terminal illness and receives services in the security and comfort of their home. At Nursing Services, Inc. in East Hartford, CT, all of our professional, licensed and certified home care employees are screened to ensure you are receiving care from the most qualified individuals. We are proud to provide our services to patients in the Greater Hartford area and surrounding towns.
Taking Care of You in the Comfort of Your Home
We meet or exceed the standards required by the State of Connecticut for home care agencies, as all applicants must participate in a pre-employment drug screen, Federal and State background check, fingerprinting, physical screening and competency testing. After employment, the individual receives thorough training with a registered nurse. Throughout employment, annually, employees must attend 12 hours of inservice education, continuous competency evaluation and skill observation.
PCNs take on the role of Case Manager. They are assigned to a client upon admission, complete the initial assessment, follow the client’s progress and supervise the home health aide.
Our nurses administer medications to patients who are unable to safely take the correct dosage. They assess for side effects and medication results, as well as monitor changes in medications and maintain contact with physicians. Some clients may only need weekly pre-pouring and assessment of compliance to the medication scheduled. Others may need daily or twice daily administration.
For those clients unable to inject themselves with medication, our skilled nurses will perform injections as prescribed by the patient’s physician.
Our nurses assess, observe and apply wound therapy as determined by the type of wound under the direction of the physician.
Our nurses instruct clients on a variety of disease-related issues such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, etc. They teach proper nutrition, health care maintenance and prevention methods.
Home Health Aides
Our certified, trained staff can assist the client into the shower, washing areas that cannot be reached, or provide a sponge bath on days they just can’t get out of bed.
Our staff assists in moving a client from their bed into a wheelchair or bedside chair and into a correct posture position. It is important to ensure proper positioning in order to eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reducing atrophy and stiffening of muscles. Correct positioning also encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.
Our caregivers understand the sensitivity of this situation and correct approaches to care for individuals who need assistance. We help clients maintain proper hygiene to prevent skin breakdown. We assist the client into the bathroom and guide them onto and off the toilet or commode.
We assist the client into the bathroom and guide them onto and off the toilet or commode.
Our caregivers can assist the client with putting on Teds stockings, undergarments, clothing and footwear.
Our caregivers prepare meals tailored to the need of the individual (pureed or specialized diet) and assist with oral feeding.
Our caregivers will monitor and encourage food and liquid consumption per the request of the family or doctor. All intake will be documented.
Our home health aides assist the client in performing gentle exercises to maintain joint flexibility.
We help the client in safe transfers and ambulation with or without assistive devices such as a walker or cane.
Therapy service contractors meet strict professional qualifications and are under the supervision of an Agency Clinical Supervisor. Each therapist participates in and meets required State, Federal and Joint Commission regulatory requirements.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential. This includes prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation for optimal physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Physical therapists evaluate and determine the types of rehabilitation necessary to regain muscle strength, ambulation, and upper body mobility, and they utilize assistive devices if necessary. They develop a plan and instruct the client, caregivers, and other support personnel to perform the designed program.
Occupational therapists evaluate and determine the type of rehabilitation necessary to perform activities of daily living. Occupational therapy gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for "living life to its fullest.”