Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice offers a wide array of services, performed in the home, which allows clients to remain in familiar surroundings when they are in need of specialized treatment and personal care assistance.
Our professional care managers and caregivers are carefully selected for their integrity, compassion, experience and knowledge. They receive in –home training and support, are insured and have undergone thorough background checks and drug screening.
Home Health Skilled Therapies include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Medical Social Workers, all to assist in optimal recovery after injury, illness or surgery.
Physical Therapy consists of reconditioning and strengthening exercises, treatments and home programs to facilitate maximum independence. Physical therapy may be recommended following a prolonged illness, after acute rehabilitation or orthopedic surgery, stroke, head injuries, falls and generalized weakness. There are also specialized programs designed for the patient with cardiac and pulmonary issues.
Occupational Therapy evaluates the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living and then develops programs that can help restore them to their best functional level. Some occupational therapies services include: Energy conservation techniques for people with respiratory and/or cardiac impairment, medication management, environmental adaptations, adaptive equipment training and contracture management with splinting and positioning. This type of therapy also focuses on patient and caregiver education and training for feeding, dressing, bathing and hygiene.
Speech and Language Therapy services include rehabilitation following a stroke, head/neck injury or surgery when speech and/or swallowing are affected. Home plans can help by providing specialized speech and language exercises, communication alternatives, eating and swallowing strategies as well as patient and caregiver education.
Medical Social Workers offer assistance in dealing with social and emotional factors related to the client’s illness and need for care or help with long range planning or short term counseling. Medical social workers can also assist by directing you to other community resources and support.
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