Paloma Home Health is Medicare-certified and licensed in the State of Texas to offer full home health care services.
Registered and Licensed Nurses provide overall management of patients' medical needs, which includes educating patients and their caregivers about medications, diet, and healthy living. Registered Nurses works closely with the patients' physicians and keeps doctors informed of the patients' progress.
Physical Therapists assist patients rebuild their strength and endurance following an illness or surgery. Physical Therapy includes instruction to patients and their families, care for hip and knee joint replacements, and patient exercises to rebuild strength, balance, and endurance.
Occupational Therapists help patients regain independence in their activities of daily living, including dressing, grooming, and eating. Occupational Therapy is especially helpful during recovery after strokes or injuries of the arm or hand.
Speech Therapists are trained to help patients with improvement of speech and treatment of swallowing disorders. Our Speech Therapists are especially helpful during recovery from a stroke or other neurological problems.
Certified home care aides assist patients with activities of daily living including bathing and grooming, working with and under the supervision of Registered Nurses and Therapists.
Board-certified social workers help patients by assessing their needs and evaluating their qualifications for availabile community resources.
Rehabilitation focuses on helping patients regain function and as much independence as possible after a stroke, surgery or injury. This includes learning to live with changes to the brain or body caused by the illness or injury.
Our home care providers are trained to assist patients with daily living 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We pledge to be there when you need us for your home health care needs.
Wound and Ostomy Care are overlapping functions focusing on the treatment of wounds from injury or disease, as well as care after surgery related to the removal of waste from the body.
Infusion Therapy involves fluid and medication infusion, usually through intravenous injection. This may include administering antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, hydration, pain management and chemotherapy.
PT/TNR involves tests and review of the results focused on blood clotting and bleeding disorders. These may be related to illness such as liver disease or of factor deficiencies in the patient.
Pain Management focuses on the treatment of acute or chronic pain from injury, surgery or illness, including emotional disorders. Patient treatments may include medication, physical therapy, surgery or counseling.
Paloma Home Health provides high quality home health care services from licensed professionals.
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.
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.
Evaluate the social and emotional factors affecting ill and disabled individuals and provide counseling. They also help patients and their
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.
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.
Provide counseling services to individuals who need professional dietary assessment and teaching to properly manage an illness or disability through proper diet.
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.
In an endeavor to advance patient safety, we have integrated a Falls Risk Assessment into the home care admission procedure for all patients. Based on this assessment, the patient may be placed on the Falls Prevention Program. This includes teaching in safety in and around the home, recommendations for assistive devices as indicated and referral to other specialized disciplines as appropriate.
Our Fall Prevention program focuses on lowering the risk of injury and falls for patients that are at risk or who have fallen in the past. Our team approach consists of nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists that develop a plan to improve the safety, balance, coordination, and the ambulation of our at-risk patients. By preventing injuries and falls, our patients are able to safely remain at home.
Comprehensive wound care program customized to the individual needs of the patient. We have WOCN and Foot care certified clinical nurse specialists performing an initial and supervisory evaluation and assessment of all wounds.
The Congestive Heart Failure program is designed to increase the patient's knowledge regarding heart failure, thus improving their quality of life and reducing re-hospitalizations.
A Registered Nurse will visit the patient at home, assess their cardiac status and a teaching program will be instituted which includes:
The Registered Nurse will instruct the importance of recording weight and recognizing early symptoms, healthy food choices including limitation of sodium and fluids, and tips regarding medication management.
The Registered Nurse will report the patient's condition to the patient's doctor and together, they will formulate a plan of care for their patient.
Referrals for physical and occupational therapy may be needed. If the patient needs counseling or long term planning, a Social Worker may be referred.
Our Disease Management Programs prevent and manage conditions specific to each individuals health care needs. This includes HTN, Diabetes, CVA, DVT, ALS, Asthma, Pneumonia, and Rehabilitation, Dementia / Memory loss and Parkinson disease.
Each Chronic Disease Management Program features: