Skilled nursing care is care provided or supervised by Registered Nurses (RNs). Modern's nurses provide direct care; manage, observe, and evaluate a patient’s care; and teach the patient and his or her family and caregiver. Examples of skilled nursing services include, but are not limited to: administration of IV drugs, injections, or tube feedings; changing dressings; and teaching about diabetes care. Any service that could be done safely by a non-medical person (or by the patient or caregiver) without the supervision of a nurse isn't skilled nursing care. The goal of skilled nursing care is to help improve the patient’s condition or to maintain the patient’s condition and prevent it from getting worse.
Physical Therapy is the treatment of injury and disease by mechanical means, such as heat, light, exercise, and massage. Physical Therapists (PTs) are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Occupational Therapy services are provided to help patients return to usual activities (such as bathing, preparing meals, and housekeeping) after illness, surgery or injury. Occupational Therapists (OTs) strive to increase their patients’ opportunities to live well, accepting whatever problems they have to overcome, by finding new ways to manage them.
Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. A multi-disciplinary team of physician, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family. The hospice team provides care to patients in their own home or a home-like setting regardless of the patient’s age or ability to pay. Modern Hospice provides specialized care services (patient care including symptom management, emotional support, spiritual support and psychosocial intervention), addressing issues most important to the patient’s needs and wants at the end of their life focusing on improving the individual’s quality of life. There are many things to consider when making a decision about hospice. While, we understand that everyone’s situation is unique, many of the questions we hear can be answered HERE.
Home Health Aides provide care to disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired and older adults, who may need assistance, live in their own homes or in residential facilities instead of in health facilities or institutions. HHAs work under the direction of a medical professional, usually a nurse and provide some basic health-related services such as checking the patient’s pulse rate, temperature and respiration rate. They may also provide help with exercises or assistance with medication administration. Sometimes, they may give massages, provide skin care or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Those HHAs with specialized training may also be able to provide assistance with medical equipment such as a Hoyer lift.
HHAs also assist patients with modern activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing and grooming. They can also provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks such as laundry, changing of bed linens and the planning and preparation of meals.
HHAs are an integral part of the home care team and can provide needed support to the patient and their family members. They may also assist patients, caregivers and family members on nutrition, cleanliness and household tasks that can help the patient during the rehabilitation process.