Many patients require skilled medical care but prefer to stay within the comfort of their home rather than reside in a hospital. At Independence Plus, our comprehensive home care services are designed to provide comfort and promote healing for patients in the following situations:
Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
Patients with injury to the central nervous system face a variety of challenges in everyday living. These include learning new methods of toileting, preventing pressure sores, and monitoring symptoms of respiratory complication. A skilled private duty nurse can assist with catheterization, enteral nutrition, and other chronic medical needs.
Use of a mechanical ventilator can help patients receive enough oxygen when breathing is impaired due to spinal cord injury, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, or brain injury. Long-term ventilator use is generally combined with a tracheostomy, which requires careful monitoring to prevent infection. A licensed respiratory care practitioner can train patients and caregivers on the use of ventilators, set up respiratory home medical equipment in the home, and refresh supplies when necessary.
If your loved one has been released from the hospital following major surgery, he or she may need skilled nursing services during the healing process. Wound care, pain management, and catheter insertion and cleaning can be administered by a skilled private duty nurse to minimize the risk of infection and reduce discomfort. In order to help patients regain mobility and independence, physical and occupational therapy may also occur within the home.
Independence Plus also provides respiratory home medical equipment, skilled private duty nursing, and home health visits for patients with a variety of other conditions, so call us at (708) 366-4500 to learn whether our services are right for your loved one.