Meet Our Staff

elders with caregiverPaloma Home Health Agency, Inc. provides high quality home health care services from licensed professionals.

Registered Nurses (RNs) and Vocational Nurses (LVNs)

Provide skilled services that cannot be performed safely and effectively by nonprofessional personnel. Some of these services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, education on disease treatment and prevention, and patient assessments. RNs may also provide case management services. RNs have received 2-4 years (sometimes more) of specialized education and are licensed to practice by the state. LPNs have 1-2 years of specialized training and are licensed to work under the supervision of registered nurses. The intricacy of a patient’s medical condition and required course of treatment determine whether care should be provided by an RN or can provide by an LPN.

Physical Therapists (PTs)

Work to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries or illness through the use of exercise, massage, and other methods. Physical Therapists often alleviate pain and restore injured muscles with specialized equipment. They also teach patients and caregivers special techniques for walking and transfer.

Social Workers

Evaluate the social and emotional factors affecting ill and disabled individuals and provide counseling. They also help patients and their family members identify available community resources.

Speech Language Pathologists

Work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders; usually these disorders are the result of trauma, surgery, or stroke. Speech therapists also help retrain patients in breathing, swallowing, and muscle control.

Occupational Therapists (OTs)

Help individuals who have physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living (ADLs). Occupational Therapists instruct patients on using specialized rehabilitation techniques and equipment to improve their function in tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, and basic household routines.

Dieticians

Provide counseling services to individuals who need professional dietary assessment and teaching to properly manage an illness or disability through proper diet.

Home Care Aides/Home Health Aides

Assist patients with ADLs such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some aides have received special training and are qualified to provide more complex services under the supervision of a nursing professional.

Duties
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas. Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.
In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.
Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Assist patients with moving about the facility, such as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

Concierge medical care available on call. Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners who can come to your home through our services. We have doctors who are able to see patients any time of the day in your home.

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