Weekly Pulse for February 14, 2022

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***Start Dates are contingent on receiving a complete referral***

Clinical Focus

Why home health for a chronic disease process?

Home Health is a collaborative approach that allows for allied health professionals, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, medical dietitian, social work, and aides, to support medical interventions designed by you, the physician. Services from skilled nursing are designed to support the execution of your care plan.

Collaboration means bringing in professionals as the need arises to support a patient’s health plan, reduce emergency room visits, and proactively address concerns before they become bigger issues. 

Question Corner

Why can’t weakness be used as a diagnosis for home health?

Weakness is a symptom.

Treatment involves understanding symptom origin. Knowing a primary diagnosis which may be causing the weakness allows for a comprehensive overview of preventative measures, anticipated changes, and proactive environmental and community supports.

Outcomes from home health should support long-term disease process management, awareness of potential complications, and self-advocacy from the patient for additional support.

This is why we work with you to develop a comprehensive care plan that addresses both the current condition and projected challenges. We utilize risk assessment tools to identify likely causes for hospital visits or in-home challenges.

People to know

Clarkston Liaison – Jana (509) 220-6766

Lewiston Liaison – Beth (509) 254-1381

Moscow & Orofino Liaison – Scott (509) 234-3102

Business Development – Ashley (509) 843-7605