21 Elm Street New Milford, CT 06776
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Home Healthcare Programs

We offer a variety of specialized home healthcare programs, all tailored to meet the needs of each person, family and situation.

Disease Management and Post-Surgical Care

Our professional interdisciplinary team can help you follow your doctor’s recommendations and learn what you need to do to manage your disease or condition at home.  Our staff will provide disease-specific tools that:

  • Help you to take medications properly and monitor their effects
  • Help you to make necessary changes to your diet to control your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight
  • Teach you ways to conserve your energy
  • Teach you to recognize the signs and symptoms of your condition in order to manage your disease or illness at home
  • Help you to make necessary lifestyle changes involving diet, exercise, stress management, or other factors
  • Develop strategies to help you cope with your condition
  • Make your home safer, based on your specific limitations. We help prevent complications, such as falls, and make recommendations for your home that can make it safer and easier to get around.
  • Set realistic goals for daily living that help prevent complications

Fall Prevention Assessment

We offer expert evaluation and services to help reduce the risk of a dangerous fall. We can:

  • Discuss fall-risk factors
  • Make recommendations to make your home safer
  • Evaluate side-effects of medication that may increase fall risk

Infusion Therapy

Medications given intravenously are called infusions. Our services include:

  • Instruction in how to administer your infusion therapy
  • Our nursing staff will help administer your infusion therapy

Lifeline

Philips Lifeline is a medical alert service that provides fast access to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

How does Lifeline Work?

When you experience a fall, medical issue or other emergency, you simply press your personal help button. A Response Associate answers your call within seconds and gets you the help you need.

Features

  • Lifeline's personal help button is completely waterproof so you can wear it in the shower or bath
  • Lifeline communicators are compact and simply require an electrical outlet and landline phone jack or cellular frequency
  • Lifeline communicators are equipped with a battery backup in the event of a loss of power
  • AutoAlert adds a layer of protection by automatically placing a call for help if a fall is detected and you cannot push your button

Benefits

  • Prompt caring assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Helps you remain independent in your home
  • Increase peace of mind for you and your family

Maternal Child Health

We offer a range of services for pregnant women, new mothers and families caring for children who are ill, including:

  • Antepartum (before childbirth) Care: This includes advice on how to prepare for labor and delivery, monitoring of vital signs, assistance with medications and help maintaining a healthy pregnancy
  • Postpartum Care: For mothers and their newborns, including a full assessment of mom and baby, vital signs, weight, jaundice checks, breastfeeding support, safety assessments, safe sleep education and prevention, and emotional support
  • Pediatric Home Care: For infants, children and adolescents, including assessment and care of patients with a chronic or acute illness
  • Gestational Diabetes Education: Helps women learn about self-administration of insulin, nutrition and blood glucose monitoring

Palliative Care

We help with symptom management, enhancement of function, physical comfort, quality of life, psychosocial support and communication about your goals for care. Palliative care is appropriate for any person who has a serious illness. Palliative care can be used along with other forms of care, treatment and service.

Our services are individualized to meet the needs and abilities of the patient/family/caregiver and may include:

  • Pain management
  • Management of your disease symptoms
  • Counseling/guidance about care options in the face of serious illness

Rehabilitation and Therapy

We offer supportive care for people who are returning home after surgery, joint replacement, a fall or a stroke, or are recovering from illness or disability. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians will work with your physician to arrange a short-term plan of care that is based on your individual needs. Advantages of home healthcare include:

  • Individualized, focused attention in the comfort of your own home
  • Familiar surroundings allow you to relax and get more rest, which helps with recovery. Helps people with chronic disease, such as COPD, congestive heart failure or Parkinson’s, achieve a better quality of life
  • Limited exposure to others means less chance of infection.

Our Services

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Medical social work
  • Home health aide services

Our Programs

  • Joint and spine pre-surgery evaluations
  • Spine and orthopedic post-surgical therapy
  • Gait and balance training
  • Home safety assessment
  • Return to function for ADLs
  • Falls risk assessment prevention
  • Equipment assessments
  • Assistive device instruction
  • Pain management
  • Customized exercise programs
  • Care coordination/care transition

Joint and Spine Post-surgical Care

  • Help you to follow your surgeon’s exercise recommendations
  • Address safety issues in your home, including the need for special equipment, and assessing your ability to care for yourself
  • Handle wound and incision care to facilitate healing and prevent complications
  • Improve your comfort at home during the healing process
  • Help you to take medications to manage pain and monitor their effects
  • Help you to recognize the signs and symptoms that should prompt you to seek emergency care

Telehealth

This remote monitoring system allows our clinicians to monitor your vital signs on a daily basis. This is especially important for patients with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure and COPD, for whom slight changes in weight or blood pressure can be dangerous.

We equip you with a small, easy-to-use computer unit for daily monitoring. Our nurse will teach you how to use it to measure blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen level and/or weight. The data is transmitted to our office and monitored by our Telehealth nurse. If readings are outside of the recommended ranges, we will contact your doctor immediately to discuss an immediate plan of action. 

Wound Care

For patients with chronic, slow-healing wounds, our services include:

  • Wound cleansing, and changing wound dressings
  • Education on changing wound dressings, monitoring healing, managing pain, and recognizing potential complications
  • Delivering advanced therapies, such as negative pressure wound therapy, to stimulate tissue growth and heal wounds faster
  • Making recommendations for the necessary changes to your diet, activities, and other aspects of your life to encourage recovery

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