Home Healthcare

Our group of Registered Nurses (RNs), Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs), occupational, physical, and speech therapists enable our clients to live as productive and vibrant of lives as possible in the comfort of their home.

Our home healthcare clients are on Medicaid. If you would like to see if your loved one qualifies for Medicaid services, you can start by talking to one of our case managers.

Certified Nurse Aide Care

Our staff of home healthcare professionals help you plan, organize, and provide services to your loved one. We create a healthcare plan by conducting an assessment of medical needs. After carefully developing a program, we develop goals based on a variety of treatments.

NTSOC provides a four-week CNA training program that can be taken by anyone age 16 and over. Often, parents and siblings become CNAs to provide the care for their loved one.

After planning treatments, our CNAs provide care with written instructions from our professional staff of RNs. We implement the patient’s plan of care in compliance with agency, state, and governmental regulations.

CNAs are trained to perform personal care activities such as bathing, hair care, oral hygiene and assisting with dressing. They can facilitate simple exercises and transfers. Our CNAs also assist with therapy programs when instructed.

While carefully monitoring the health of your loved one, our CNAs are trained to report any changes in condition. Also, while working closely with families, they provide emotional support and offer extra avenues to socialization during home visits.

Therapies

NTSOC’s home healthcare is also comprised of a team of occupational, physical, and speech therapists who work energetically to assess and evaluate the therapeutic, rehabilitative, and functional status of your loved one. Our staff of therapists create comprehensive care plans and work with your loved one on a regular basis to promote functionality and independence where appropriate.

Home-Based Occupational Therapy

NTSOC provides home-based occupational therapy services to help your loved one achieve their personal goals through everyday living tasks in a natural environment. They also focus on fine motor skills, stretching, range of motion, eye hand coordination, sensory processing, and development.

Our occupational therapists possess a comprehensive perspective when it comes to our patient’s needs to help patients adapt to their environment. Some of the specific tasks covered include:

  • Establishing goals for improved function
  • Creating a treatment program
  • Training family members and CNAs on executing a daily exercise routine
  • Assessing your loved one’s functional status
  • Evaluating the home environment
  • Establishing essential techniques to develop independent living, where applicable

Home-Based Physical Therapy

NTSOC’s home-based physical therapists are committed to the gross motor development, balance, coordination, and core strengthening of your loved one. Our physical therapists also work to foster a love of movement, activity, and recreation. Some of the specific tasks covered include:

  • Developing a home-based exercise and stretching program for parents to incorporate
  • Creating a treatment program
  • Training family members on executing a daily exercise routine
  • Evaluating the home environment
  • Recommending community-based exercise activities, where applicable

Home-Based Speech Therapy

NTSOC’s home-based speech therapists are committed to providing superior speech-language pathology services in a natural setting. Our speech therapists develop programs to improve communication, speech, swallowing, breathing, and also work to foster problem-solving skills.

Speech / Language Pathologists provide treatments to improve speech, swallowing, communication, and problem-solving skills. Often applied with other therapies, speech therapy significantly contributes to stabilization and recovery. Some specific tasks covered include:

  • Developing a home-based speech and language program
  • Creating a treatment program
  • Assessing the home environment
  • Recommending equipment to aide/augment communications
  • Identifying speech goals and administering a plan to meet goals

If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Director of Home Healthcare at 719-574-5562, extension 223.