Our in-home healthcare nurses set the standard
for excellence in home care. Your nursing care will be provided by an RN or LPN
(depending on your specific level of need). Our exemplary staff will coordinate
with your doctor to determine a patient-specific plan of care. A few of the
skills performed by our nurses include: obtaining vital signs, medication
management, wound care, developing emergency plans, teaching you and your
family about your disease process and so much more. The majority of our RNís
have spent many years in the critical care setting and therefore bring a wealth
of knowledge and expertise into your home.
NSI has Psychiatric
Certified Registered Nurses on staff. These nurses have extensive experience in
psychiatric nursing and will work closely with your doctor to manage
psychiatric diagnosis as well as all other disease processes. Medication
Management and patient and family education are two of the major focus areas.
Our certified WOC
Nurses have specialized education and training to treat the most difficult
problems with wounds and ostomies. They also incorporate easy to understand
education about your situation and how you can be active in your ongoing care
Home Health Aide:
assistive personnel help you with personal hygiene care such as bathing,
shaving, dressing, and tidying up afterwards. Proper personal hygiene is
important to your overall emotional and physical health.
Our licensed dietician
will work closely with the family and patient in efforts to accomplish
compliance with prescribed diets. They will identify food choices that are
appropriate for each patientís disease processes and educate on the importance
of following the prescribed diet.
Our licensed physical
therapists are always standing ready to help you regain, maintain and build
strength through innovative, patient specific exercises. You will learn these
techniques which are tailored to your current activity level. Our goal is to
improve mobility, decrease any further muscle loss, and to maximize
independence for a healthier, happier you!
therapists will work with you to regain the fine motor skills which are used to
perform everyday tasks (eating, brushing teeth, and buttoning clothes). The
therapist not only helps you to improve your motor functions, but also to teach
compensation for permanent loss of function (such as from a stroke).
Speech therapy can
help you with swallowing problems or difficulty in speaking, which can occur
after a stroke or other debilitating brain injury. They will teach you exercises
that will help to retrain your body and mind.
Medical Social Worker:
Finding the necessary
resources in the community needed to gain and maintain optimal well being can
be cumbersome at times. Our licensed medical social workers are available to
alleviate this burden with their vast social contacts in the communities where
you live. This also helps you to expand and benefit from your network of social
The goal of NSIís CHF
Protocol is to decrease re-hospitalizations and engage patients and their
family members to participate in their CHF management through nurse-instructed
education. While on the protocol, the patient will be contacted every day for
30 days after discharge from hospital. The patient will be provided with an
electronic blood pressure cuff and weight scale, CHF folder, CHF journal, zone
management guide and educational booklet. NSIís skilled nurse instructs the
patient and caregivers on preventing exacerbations, basic education on the
disease process of CHF, medication compliance and management, lifestyle changes
including importance of daily weights, and signs and symptoms of CHF
NSI has developed a
nurse-mediated, multidisciplinary intervention that incorporates education
about COPD and its treatment, discharge planning, frequent home visits, and
regular telephone contact. While on the protocol, the patient will be contacted
every day for 30 days after discharge from hospital. The patient will be
provided with a zone management guide and COPD educational booklet. The goal of
the protocol is to decrease readmissions in to the hospital and have each
patient be confident and informed about their condition and care, while
improving their functional status, health and quality of life.
Our skilled nurses
provide infusion of drugs intravenously (IV) to patients in their homes.
Through collaboration with infusion companies, each nurse has been trained of
several different types of equipment to best serve our patients.
Telehealth is a
monitor that is placed in the patient home which guides the patient through
steps of taking their daily vital signs. The monitor stores the results and
sends them through the patient phone line directly to the office. This service
provides the patient and families with comfort in knowing that their disease
processes are being monitored daily and that changes to their health will be
detected and addressed quickly.
Wound Vac Provider:
A wound vac (also
known as negative pressure wound therapy) is a device that creates an airtight
seal using a polyurethane, clear film that is draped over a wound which has
been packed with a foam-type material. A small portable pump is then attached
to suction fluid and drainage from the wound site. The fluid is collected into
a disposable, self-contained canister on the pump. This type of therapy greatly
accelerates healing in certain wounds that are difficult to heal in their own.
Anodyne Therapy is an
infrared technology that causes blood vessels (arteries and veins) to
temporarily dilate which increases local circulation, and reducing pain,
stiffness and muscle spasm. The Anodyne treatments are performed by a Physical
Therapist in the patient home.
Anticoagulation Therapy Management:
Protocol was developed to assist physicians in the management of their patients
prescribed anticoagulants. The goal of the protocol is to educate the patients
and their families on medication management and diet compliance in efforts to
stabilize the INR within therapeutic ranges. NSI has mobile testing monitors
that require only a finger stick blood sample in the home rather than requiring
frequent blood draws at a clinic which can be taxing to the patients.