Registered Nurses perform a variety of specialized and highly skilled nursing services. Putnam County HomeCare's registered nurses are the case managers - they teach and advise the patient and family members, coordinate the treatment plan with the other team members and communicate with the patient's physician and family. We are committed to providing the highest quality and most cost-effective care for each individual patient.
• Assessment of condition
• Wound Care
• Catheter care management
• I.V. Therapy
• Patient education
• Pain management
• Cardiac Care
• Diabetic management
• Maternal infant
• Nutritional support
• Enterostomal therapy
• Medical social work
Putnam County HomeCare's licensed physical therapists provide evaluation and treatment of clients experiencing acute onsets or flare-ups of various neurological, bone or muscular disorders. Based upon a complete evaluation, our physical therapists develop treatment plans in conjunction with the client's physician and use a variety of treatment techniques.
Our techniques include:
• Exercise programs for strength, endurance, coordination and balance
• Walking and transfer training
• Instruction in body mechanics and safety
• Wellness education
When appropriate, our physical therapists provide family or caregiver training to reinforce and enhance the benefits of treatment.
Our licensed occupational therapists provide activities and instruction designed to increase safety and independence in daily activities as well as functional use of each client's arms and legs.
Treatment may include:
• Evaluation of and fitting for adaptive equipment
• Instruction in energy conservation, work simplification and joint protection
• Perceptual motor training
• Intervention for psychiatric disorders
• Adaptive training for successful completion of daily living activities
Treatment focuses on developing each client's functional skills and is tailored to meet the specific needs of each disability.
Putnam County HomeCare's certified speech pathologists are an integral part of the rehabilitation team, with expertise in the management of communication and swallowing disorders.
Treatment focuses on increasing each client's communication skills and the oral-motor skills needed for safe swallowing.
Treatment is designed to improve any and all of the following:
• Speech characteristics
• Auditory comprehension
• Oral expression
• Reading comprehension
• Written expression
• Problem solving and memory
Home Health Aides
Certified home health aides help patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of a health professional. They may assist with bathing, dressing, exercises, meal preparation and light housekeeping. Home health aide services are only covered if the patient is receiving nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.