UW Health Home Health Agency
The UW Health Home Health Agency provides a number of high quality home services, including the following:
Skilled Nursing Services
Our nurses offer skilled assessment and observation and are capable of supplying a wide range of care, including pain and symptom management, wound and ulcer care, IV therapies and injections, medication administration and more. All patients have a primary nurse who coordinates the plan of care to ensure continuity. Multidisciplinary patient staffing meetings are scheduled on a bi-monthly and as needed basis to discuss and coordinate clinical patient issues. On-call services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Physical therapists evaluate the patient's overall physical capabilities and limitations, and are available to establish home programs for exercise and activity, the promotion of safe ambulation and the prevention of falls and home safety.
All patients have a primary physical therapist who coordinates the plan of care to ensure continuity. Multidisciplinary patient staffing meetings are scheduled on a bi-monthly and as needed basis to discuss and coordinate clinical patient issues.
Occupational therapists evaluate the patient's overall functional status, and are available to help manage physical limitations of the upper extremities, deficits in active range of motion and overall strength, coordination and dexterity.
We offer patient/family teaching and training for daily living and independent activities, joint and energy conservation and the use of adaptive equipment and orthotics.
Speech therapists evaluate patients with communication difficulties, poor verbal expression, impaired cognitive or auditory comprehension and swallowing disorders, and patients who have recently suffered cerebrovascular injuries. Training to cope with the aforementioned difficulties is available, along with non-oral communication training.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides practice at least 75 percent "hands-on care" and offer assistance with bathing and hygiene, assistance with getting dressed, simple wound care, ambulation and exercise, medication reminders and more.