Grayson Home Health, Inc. recognizes that many of our patients need specialized wound care. Our individualized approach to treating patients’ wounds reduces complications, promotes healing, decreases the chance for infection, and keeps patients healing safely at home.
In-Home Wound Care Services
- Assessment, evaluation, and identification of patients who
are at risk or need treatment for:
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Blood circulation challenges (e.g., diabetic, venous and arterial)
- Specialized wound care treatment plans
- Wound care management, including dressing changes
- Pain management
- Future wound prevention
- Healing time optimization
You may need wound care if you have:
- Non-healing wounds
- Wounds that haven’t improved over two weeks
- Wounds that have worsened, and you need a new treatment plan
- Complex wound care needs
- Special catheters
- Complicated treatment orders
- New Stage II, III and IV pressure ulcers
- Needs for preventative skin measures (e.g., appropriate support surface, moisture management)
- Conditions that make wound care a challenge, including diabetes and heart disease
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech Therapy
Grayson Home Health, Inc. provides services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in the comfort of patients’ homes. Helping patients throughout Southern Oklahoma regain independence is our priority. Our home healthcare team uses therapeutic skills to assist the patient in improving strength, mobility, balance, swallowing and communication disorders.
Through individual rehabilitation plans, Grayson Home Health, Inc. provides personalized wellness, injury prevention and in-home therapy services to every patient. The team includes highly skilled rehabilitation specialists who provide the latest in evidence-based care.
In-Home Rehabilitation Services include:
- Physical Therapy: Grayson Home Health’s physical therapists help patients improve their strength and stability, increase range of motion, and prevent falls or further injury. Treatment usually includes a home exercise program, recommendations for assistive devices or medical equipment, and a home safety evaluation.
- Occupational Therapy: In-home occupational therapists help patients who have physical, developmental, social or emotional limitations that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living. Therapists instruct patients to use special techniques and equipment to improve function in basic household tasks, such as eating, bathing, and dressing.
- Speech Therapy: Grayson Home Health’s certified speech-language pathologists help patients overcome conditions that affect their ability to communicate, swallow, and talk. They also help patients find ways to compensate for impaired understanding and expression of language.
Complex Infusion Therapies
Infusion therapy involves the
administration of drugs intravenously to treat complex, serious medical
conditions that do not respond to oral medications.
We help infusion therapy patients maintain their highest level of independence while receiving the expert therapy they need. That’s why we specialize in the care and management of patients where they are the most comfortable — in the place they call home. We coordinate everything — comprehensive therapies, nursing services and supply delivery — under the supervision of the patient’s primary doctor.
- Pre-discharge assessment
- Insurance coverage verification
- Investigation of alternative financial arrangements for therapy
- Evaluation of therapy and equipment needs
- Lab monitoring
- Infectious disease treatment
- Palliative care (pain management)
- Transplant care
- Blood disorder treatment
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
- Antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral therapy
- Pain management (subcutaneous, intravenous)
- Hydration management/electrolyte replacement
- Anti-emetic therapy
- Corticosteroid therapy
- Nutritional support
Heart failure is a major public health crisis in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, 6.5 million people have the condition, and by 2030 this number is expected to rise to more than 8 million. Furthermore, 50 percent of HF patients are re-hospitalized within just six months of discharge, the AHA has found.
Congestive heart failure patients are often “frequent flyers” in a hospital’s emergency room, especially as their disease progresses. It is possible for home care agencies to decelerate this trend. Home-based nursing interventions for patients with CHF can improve overall health outcomes and healthcare value.
Grayson Home Health, Inc. has implemented a protocol that in some cases has drastically reduced hospital readmissions for CHF patients. The importance of patients with CHF having a roadmap to follow at home cannot be emphasized enough. Those who lack the information, resources, or the support to manage their condition outside the hospital tend to end up re-hospitalized. Our team of skilled professionals will develop a customized rehabilitation plan utilizing multiple disciplines.
- Skilled nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Home Health Aides
Grayson Home Health, Inc. nursing visit interventions include various educational components such as; recognition of HF symptoms with an action plan, dietary guidelines, medication management, and weight monitoring. We will assist you in determining the appropriate level of support care to provide in your home so that you can continue to continue to enjoy your life without worry.
Telehealth Services at Home
At Grayson Home Health, Inc., we believe that integrating telehealth technology with expert clinical care will improve health and independence for our patients. Telehealth helps patients manage their health at home.
Telehealth options can include:
- Monitoring devices to track vital signs
- Cameras to capture wound images
- Medical education and information at your fingertips
- Messages via text or email
Telehealth allows patients to:
- Monitor and record their vital signs and activity levels
- Improve medication compliance through program alerts and reminders
- Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of illness
Electro-therapeutic Modalities & Ultrasound
Electrical Stimulation (T.E.N.S. units and PENS settings) – At Grayson Home Health, Inc. our Therapy staff members are trained on the use of and equipped with E-Stim machines, which are used therapeutically for such areas as: pain control and reduction, increasing ROM, edema control, neuromuscular re-education, muscle re-education and recruitment, functional activity re-education, and improving circulation and muscle engagement in such diagnoses as CHF, COPD and varied dementias, where activity tolerance may be limited. We also offer specialty programs utilizing the E-stim machines, including Fall Prevention and Urinary Incontinence.
Our Skilled Therapists/Clinicians are trained in the use of E-stim and Ultrasound for the Treatment of the following:
- Pain Management
- Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
- Post-Operative and Post-Traumatic Tissue Healing
- Neurological Impairment – including Parkinson’s Symptoms
- Improvement in Circulation
- Reduction of Edema
- Overall improvement of Neural Functioning and Strength
- Urinary Continence Re-training
- Chronic Conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Management of Abnormal Neurological Muscle Tone
Oncology Certified Nursing
We believe that patients with cancer deserve the same specialized attention at home that they receive in the hospital and at the doctor’s office. At Grayson Home Health, Inc. our nurses are certified, trained in cancer care and are prepared to assist patients by delivering complex care in the home setting. It is our goal to reduce or eliminate hospitalizations and offer prompt early interventions.
Our Oncology Certified Nursing services range from assisting with daily activities and housekeeping to ensuring support during nausea, anemia, pain, infection, and other complications. We provide temporary and ongoing care so that your loved one can be nurtured in the surroundings where they feel most comfortable, their own home.
What are the Benefits of Cancer Care at Home?
- Procedures customized for oncology patients.
- Early intervention resulting in fewer ER visits and hospitalizations.
- Close collaboration with physician’s offices. (Being the “eyes and ears” for the physicians and their staff)
- Coordinated delivery of care and reduced duplication of services.
- Timely, accurate blood draws so patients can continue, or change treatments as necessary.
- Careful monitoring of medications.
- Specialists trained in pain and symptom management, wound /ostomy care and IV/home infusion therapy.
- Navigation through the healthcare system.
- Connecting patients to helpful community resources.
- Ability to draw from the Grayson Home Health, Inc. team of home care nurses, therapists, home health aides, medical social workers and counselors providing a seamless continuum of care.
The end of life is a sensitive, emotional time. You want to choose a hospice provider who can respect and support yours and your loved one’s needs.
Perhaps your loved one has stopped responding to curative treatments. Or maybe you’ve noticed a decline in his or her health. You have a basic understanding of hospice care, and you and your loved one have made the decision to learn more about the extra support hospice providers offer during this phase of life.
Here’s what you can expect when you contact Grayson Home Health, Inc. to set up an evaluation for your loved one…
A hospice representative from an agency of your choice, will meet with you and your loved one at home, in the hospital, or at an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. He/she will ask for information about the patient’s diagnosis, symptoms or discomfort the patient is experiencing, current medications, and a brief health history. This information is used to determine if the patient is eligible for hospice.
The representative will also explain hospice services and answer any questions you might have. If the patient and family choose to sign up with hospice, the representative will walk you through signing the hospice election forms.
Admission to hospice is an emotionally and physically challenging time for patients and caregivers. Our dedicated staff is here to help your loved one feel comfort, peace and dignity in the last months of life.
Grayson Home Health, Inc. Medical Social Workers work closely with our nurses, therapists and home health aides. They are trained to recognize the conditions that lead to the poor well-being of individuals and families. Their focus is on the social and emotional issues related to illness or injury and bring a clinical understanding of family systems, human development, aging and psychotherapy. Once the complications are understood, we can ensure proper actions are taken to address them.
Our social work services include:
- Patient assessment
- Referrals to community resources
- Nursing home and institutional placement assistance
- Assisting patient with social, emotional, and environmental issues relating to the patient’s health problems
- Consulting with the physician if well-being is adversely affected by social, environmental or economic conditions
- Providing rehabilitative and supportive case work services
- Development, implementation, review and revision of the plan of care services
Above all else, our Medical Social Workers have the knowledge and connections to get you the help you need. Every case is different, so let us get to know you and discuss your situation.