Care Plus Offers These Additional Services:
Independent Living Services/Social Workers
ILS and Medical social workers assess the overall functioning and demeanor of patients and families and intervene as necessary. Interventions could involve connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community; providing psychotherapy, supportive counseling, grief counseling, helping a patient to expand and strengthen their network of social supports, paying bills, getting to doctors appointments, filling out paperwork or helping patient move to a more appropriate living environment.
For example, a medical provider informs the ILS/medical social worker that a patient will soon be “cleared for discharge” and will need in-home services. Depending on the setting, it may be the medical social worker’s responsibility to arrange in-home services to coincide with the patient’s discharge date.
If the home care service is not in place at time of discharge, the patient may not be able to leave the hospital, resulting in a delay in discharge and the patient being placed on alternate level of care status (that is, deemed no longer requiring acute level of medical care, for which the hospital will receive a substantially lower rate of payment) until the necessary services are arranged.
A Speech Therapist, will assess and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders. The therapist provides services to build better communication skills and teaches methods to improve reading and understanding.
Specific treatment programs are developed for problems like aphasia, and other voice disorders.
Speech-language therapists work to restore communication and swallowing skills. Our therapists will design an appropriate treatment to fit your individual needs.
Services offered include:
- Language comprehension
- Articulation therapy
- Fluency therapy
- Swallowing treatment
Respiratory Therapists educate, diagnose, and treat people who are suffering from heart and lung problems. They specialize in both cardiac and pulmonary care.
Respiratory Therapists are specialists in airway management; actively maintaining an open airway during management of trauma, intensive care, and long term home care.
Respiratory Therapists are often involved in stabilizing and monitoring high risk patients being moved from hospital to hospital, or hospital to home. They also may be responsible for administering inhaled drugs and medical gases such as asthma medication and oxygen.
Respiratory Therapists are also the primary clinicians in conducting tests to measure lung function and teaching people to manage asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) among many other cardiac and lung functions.
Dietitians assess the nutritional needs of patients after consulting with physicians and other health care professionals. Nutritionists plan patient menus and meals as well as instruct patients on proper nutrition and/or dietary restrictions. They help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications.