Home Care Patient Services

At Optimal Home Care we are dedicated to provide compassionate, quality care in the comfort of your home. We offer a full spectrum of services ranging from non-medical, personal care to home health, skilled nursing, therapy and medical social services. Click a link below for more information.

Skilled Nursing

Our Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses are qualified, educated and well trained to provide customers the appropriate and adequate skilled care that they need. They are focused in helping every client attain and regain personal independence. Our skilled nursing services include but are not limited to:

  • Treatment and Injections
  • Ostomy Care
  • G Tube / J Tube / Feeding Care
  • Wound Care / Wound Vac
  • Assessments and Teaching of Med
  • IV Therapy
  • Catheter Care
  • Drainage Tube Care
  • Drawing Blood and Specimen Collection
  • Teaching of Disease Process and Management
  • Pre-Op and Post-Op Care
  • Care of Terminally Ill
  • Trach Care
  • Pain Management
  • Diabetic Management
  • Case Management
Behavioral Health Nursing
  • Medication Management & Education
  • Suicide & Safety Awareness
  • Disease Management & Education
  • Relaxation, Imagery & Deep Breathing Exercises
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Positive Coping Techniques
  • Stress Management Technologies
  • Importance Of Decreasing Environmental Stimulation
  • Recognition Of Complications Or Crisis
  • When To Call The M.D.
  • Realty Thinking Techniques
  • Anger Management
  • Suicidal Assessment Tool
  • Short Portable Memory Scale (SPMSO Mini Mental Exam)
  • Hamilton Anxiety Scale
  • Geriatric Depression Scale (Long Form)
  • Assessment Of Mental Status
  • Reality Orientation Testing
  • Vital Signs
  • Assessment/Education On
  • Sleep Patterns
  • GU Status To Include Stress Incontinence, Bladder Retention & UTI
  • GI Status To Include Appetite, Constipation & Diarrhea
Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists are highly skilled and trained to help clients progress in their ability to perform activities for daily living. They will provide an In-Home Therapy Program, as needed, in the comforts of the clients’ homes. Our therapists will assure that family members and friends receive appropriate information regarding necessary arrangements for outpatient services and help facilitate their transition. Our physical therapy services include, but are not limited to:

  • PT Evaluation
  • Management and Evaluation of Care Plan
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Transfer Training
  • Establish / Upgrade HEP
  • Gait Training
  • Balance Training
  • Patient / Caregiver / Family Education
  • Provide Written Instructions
  • Teach Safety Precautions
  • Educate Bed Mobility Skills
  • Instruct Use of Assistive Devices
  • Teach Safe Stair Climbing Skills
  • Pulmonary PT
  • Fabrication of Orthotic Device
  • Muscle Re-Education
Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists have the knowledge and skills to assist clients to progress in their ability to perform activities for daily living. They will establish a specific plan of care tailored to meet the clients’ goals for speedy recovery at their homes. Our therapists will help the clients’ loved ones understand and comprehend the necessary resources to ensure the clients’ achievement of personal and physical independence. Our occupational therapy services include, but are not limited to:

  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Independent Living / ADL Training
  • Muscle Re-Education
  • Perceptual Motor Training
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Patient / Caregiver / Family Education
  • Therapeutic Exercise for Upper Extremities
  • Establish / Upgrade HEP
  • Provide Written Instructions
  • Teach Home Safety Precautions
  • Instruct Use of Adaptive Devices
  • Teach Alternative Bathing Skills
  • Neuro-Developmental Training
  • Sensory Treatment
  • Orthotics / Splinting
  • Adaptive Equipment (Fabrication & Training)
  • Re-Training of Cognitive, Feeding and Perceptual Skills
Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapists are extensively trained and highly competent to help clients achieve goals as established by their physicians. Speech TherapyThey will provide an In-Home Therapy Program, as needed, in the comforts of the clients’ homes. Our therapists will assure that family members and friends are well informed about specific resources that can help facilitate the clients’ transition at home. Our speech therapy services include, but are not limited to:

  • ST Evaluation
  • Voice Disorders
  • Speech Articulation Disorders
  • Dysphagia Treatments
  • Language Disorders
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Non-Oral Communication
  • Patient / Caregiver / Family Education
  • Establish / Upgrade HEP
  • Provide Written Instructions
  • Alaryngeal Speech Skills
  • Food Texture Recommendations
  • Safe Swallowing Evaluation
  • Teach / Develop Communication System
  • Speech Dysphagia Program
  • Therapy to Increase Articulation, Proficiency &
    Verbal Expression
  • Lip / Tongue / Facial Exercises to Improve
    Swallowing / Vocal Skills
Medical Social Services

Our medical social workers are highly educated and experienced in providing adequate and appropriate counseling that will assist you in dealing with emotional and social factors that are related to a patient illness. Our medical social services include, but are not limited to:

  • Counseling for Long-Range Planning and Decision Making
  • Community Resource Planning
  • Identify Eligibility for Services & Benefits
  • Nursing Home Placement
  • Alternate Living Arrangements
  • Arrange Transportation for Medical Appointments
  • Emotional Support to Patient / Client / Family
  • Financial Resource Information
  • Arrangement of Meal Services
  • Initiate Referral to Personal Emergency Response System
  • Teach Self-Management Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
Home Health Aides & Certified Nursing Assistants

Our home health aides are highly trained in providing skilled personal care, meal preparation, ambulation, exercises and other daily activities that a client may need. Our home health aides are always under professional supervision to assure quality home care services are being provided. Our home health aide services include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with Bed / Tub / Shower
  • Assist with Dressing Changes
  • Hair Care
  • Brush / Shampoo
  • Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Shave / Groom / Deodorant
  • Nail Hygiene
  • Oral Care
  • Assist Catheter Care
  • Ostomy Care
  • Reinforce Dressing
  • Assist with Medications
  • Ambulation Assist with Walker / Cane
  • Mobility Assist with Chair / Bed
  • Dangle / Commode / Shower
  • Meal Preparation
  • Wash Clothes
  • Light Housekeeping
Senior Home Care Services

Our Non Medical Division is licensed, bonded and insured. All of our caregivers are very compassionate, empathetic and caring people. They are extensively trained and highly experienced in providing unskilled personal care to clients in the comforts of their own homes. Our caregivers are thoroughly screened and insured to assure maximum safety to all of our clients. We are able to arrange for help in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you are residing. Our caregivers can assist you from a few hours or up to 24 hours a day. Our senior home care services will allow you to maintain your personal independence.

COMPANIONSHIP SERVICES

  • Offer elderly companionship
    and conversation
  • Provide respite care
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Check food expirations
  • Assist with evening and tuck-in
  • Aid with morning and wake-up
  • Arrange appointments*
  • Provide medication reminders
  • Aid with reading
  • Assist with walking
  • Write letters and correspondence
  • Organize mail
  • Stimulate mental awareness
  • Assist with entertaining
  • Reminisce about the past
  • Assist with clothing selection
  • Care for houseplants
  • Provide reminders for appointments
  • Discuss current and historical events
  • Participate in crafts
  • Play mind stimulating games and cards
  • Supervise home maintenance
  • Record and arrange recipes
  • Prepare grocery list
  • Clip coupons
  • Mail bills and letters
  • Plan visits, outings and trips
  • Visit neighbors and friends
  • Safety

HOME HELPER SERVICES

  • Make beds
  • Change linens
  • Do laundry
  • Dust furniture
  • Drop off and pick up dry cleaning
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Organize and clean closets
  • Assist with pet care
  • Prepare future meals
  • Clean up after meals
  • Take out garbage
  • Kitchen maintenance
  • Shop for groceries and supplies
  • Bathroom maintenance
  • Escort to appointments*

PERSONAL SERVICES

  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Incontinence
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Mobility
  • Medication reminders
  • Shaving
  • Mouth care / Denture care
  • Nail care and skin care