Brio’s goal is to assist our clients to return home sooner, recover faster and remain
independent for as long as possible.
What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care allows for a variety of medical services to be provided in the patient’s home or place of residence. Home Health Care is used for both short and long term conditions. Both patient and family members become active partners alongside our medically trained staff for expected recovery.
Home health care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. Home health care usually involves helping seniors recover from an illness or injury. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-term nursing home care.
More specifically, home health care may include occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and even skilled nursing. It may involve helping the elderly with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Or it may include assistance with cooking and monitoring one’s daily regimen of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Brio Home Health Services
- Physician house calls
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Physician Care
- Medical Social Services
- Pharmaceutical Services
- Chaplain Services
- Nursing Care
- Certified Nurse Assistants
- Personal Care Aids
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Care Infusion Therapy
- Laboratory Testing
- Obtaining Medical Equipment Management of Intravenous Therapy and Supplies
- Administration of oral and inject able medications
- Ventilator Management and Trach Care
- Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Management
- Ostomy Care
Our emphasis is on preventative hospitalization and hospital re-admissions.
(keeping patients out of the hospitals and in the comfort of their own homes)
Why is a Smooth Transition Home from Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facilities or Rehabilitation Centers so important?
Medicare reports that 20-25 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to hospitals within a month after discharge. There are 2 Key factors:
- Patients not following up with Physician
More than half of the patients that were rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge had not visited a physician’s office between the discharge and being readmitted. (New England Journal of Medicine)
- Medication Management and Education
Patients are being sent home without a full understanding and proper education regarding new medications, illness or injury.
How does Brio Home Health and Hospice assist in a smooth transition home from hospital?
- Our 48 hour physician, patient home follow up.
- Educating patient and family:
- Assisting in medication management
- Communicating with primary care physician and Dr’s involved in patient’s plan of care.
- Continuation of medical care at home
- Continuation of therapies
- Obtaining Medical Equipment and supplies needed