Weekly Pulse for April 4, 2022

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

Clinical Focus

April is an opportunity to introduce areas of focus that Elite is proud to partner with and support in a meaningful manner. This week, we are highlighting oral cancer awareness.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

Oral cancer refers to cancer involving the oral cavity, pharyngeal cavity, and related structures, i.e., tongue, pharynx, larynx, etc. Many of these cancers can be detected early by a dentist who may note abnormalities of the surrounding tissues. Otolaryngologists (aka. ENTs) and oncologists are members of the clinical team that creates the treatment plan. 

Home health therapy may become an option after chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. Professionals in skilled nursing, speech language pathology, and registered dietitians are critical members of an interdisciplinary team that supports a patient’s recovery and optimal health. Additionally, the trauma of disfigurement and head/neck physical changes often benefit from the skilled support of social workers. Patients often experience intermittent use of PEG/J tube feedings and find extra support helpful for navigating their home safely. Physical and occupational therapists are critical in establishing new regimens.

Consider home health as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Question Corner

What disciplines are available in Home Health?

Home Health includes services from Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, Registered Dietitian, and Home Health Aides.

If you have questions about Elite’s Home Health services, send us an email at info@EliteHHH.com  

People to know

Clarkston Liaison – Angie (509) 780-8097

Lewiston Liaison – Beth (509) 254-1381

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

Business Development – Ashley (509) 843-7605