Home Health Care —

Our team of local, highly trained medical professionals deliver exceptional care enabling patients to recover from illness or injury at home and remain independent for as long as possible.

We strive every day to provide the best possible care for our fellow Texans.

CrestCare clinicians provide you a comprehensive offering of skilled, home health care services, which allows you to stay safely at home.

Our team of highly trained medical professionals work with you and your physician to determine which services are needed and when. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things that you love.

It is a privilege and honor to serve you in our community.

We strive every day to provide the best possible care for our fellow Texans.

Skilled Nursing

The skilled nurse, frequently called a ‘case manager’, coordinates all facets of the patient’s care while in the home. This nurse works with the entire team to plan, oversee and execute the treatment and care of the patient. Tasks may include:

  • Ensuring all treatment protocols are followed, logged and communicated to other team members
  • Educating the team about the illness and care required
  • Assisting with medication and pain management
  • Monitoring patient’s overall health, vital signs and any symptoms that arise
  • Providing wound care, injections, and intravenous or nutrition therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy for a patient is an important facet of treatment for healing patients both mentally and physically. The PT works with the patient to restore movement or educates on new ways to move and perform tasks. The PT:

  • Instructs the patient on therapeutic exercises to help patients improve muscle and joint movement
  • Assists with various special equipment or devices needed to help the patient resume activities
  • Recommends additional in-home therapies or treatments to improve patient mobility

Occupational Therapy

After an illness or surgery, patients sometimes need help in finding new ways to perform daily tasks, which may now be difficult or painful due to the illness. An OT will work with patients to adjust certain things in the home or redefine tasks so the patient can more easily perform these on their own. These may include:

  • Modifying the home environment so the patient can more easily and/ or safely perform a task
  • Teaching the patient a new strategy to manage tasks safely and independently with less effort to conserve strength
  • Instructing the patient on using special equipment safely and effectively
  • Assisting the patient on performing daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing and cooking

Speech Pathology

Patients can sometimes experience the inability to speak and communicate effectively, have difficulty with swallowing, have poor memory function or experience disorientation. A Speech Pathologist works with patients to help overcome or improve these functions. Some courses of treatment may include:

  • Creating verbal or nonverbal methodology to improve communication skills
  • Educating the patient and team on in home exercises to improve function
  • Creating a plan that will include structured memory exercises, problem solving and reasoning skills, visual and auditory aids and documenting improvement
  • Assisting the patient on performing daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing and cooking

Medical Social Worker

The Medical Social Worker will assist with the complexities that can sometimes come with managing an injury or illness. Working with the rest of the local team, this role helps address psychological, social and financial aspects important to recovery. Tasks they perform include:

  • Teaching coping skills
  • Educating patients about financial assistance and insurance coverage availability
  • Acting as a patient advocate with agencies and and surrounding area community resources
  • Explaining importance of follow-up visits and proper medication protocols
  • Helping with long term planning such as advance care, health care directives, financial assistance and transportation needs

Home Health Aide

After an illness or injury, patients may need short term assistance with personal care and activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing. This home health aide works with the entire team to determine personal care needs as the healing progresses. Tasks may include:

  • Assistance with bathing
  • Assistance with grooming
  • Assistance with grooming

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