News Release: Total Home Health is coming to Lakeland and Stuart with physical offices soon. Please apply if you are interested in applying for positions within the office or as a field clinician.

NEUROLOGY SERVICES

For patients diagnosed with Parkinsons, TIA, Seizures, Alzheimers, ALS, MS, Myasthenia Gravis, Cranial & Peripheral Nerves Disorder, Spinal Cord Trauma or Peripheral Neuropathy.

Goals:

  • Instruct patient on pathophysiology of disease, diet, exercise & use of meds
  • Assess vital signs, any post operative complications, reaction to meds & activity and notification of changes in patient condition through regular skilled visits
  • Instruct patient on signs and symptoms of seizures, TIA’s, early signs of MS, ALS and Parkinson’s
  • Instruct on risk factors of neurological diseases
  • Create a medication profile worksheet
  • Instruct on side effects of medication
  • Administer injections per MD orders
  • Lab draws ordered by physician, in-home PT/INR tests
  • Review all medication for contraindications and interactions
  • Customize a realistic medication schedule
  • Assess home environment
  • Instruct on proper body positioning pre, during & post seizure
  • Coordination of care with respect to DME, Private Duty, Social Services, etc.
  • Perform post surgical wound care
  • Telemonitoring used to provide daily vital signs monitoring & reporting
  • Assess need for PT, OT, ST, for Home Exercise Program or any other type of therapy needed post stroke rehab
  • Parkinson’s and other neurological afflictions
  • Low-vision rehabilitation: for those patient diagnosed with low vision impairment our Occupational Therapist will help develop a program to assist the patient become independent with necessary activities of daily living
  • Coordination of community resources by a licensed Medical Social Worker
  • Assess patient’s attitude about managing disease
  • Alzheimer’s training program for the caregivers
  • Instruct on coping skills to manage disease process and maintain compliance
  • Assess verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Provide important numbers to community resources
  • Coordinate contact with support groups if necessary
  • Describe importance of seeing PCP and other healthcare providers regularly