Bringing Health Care Home
Cayuga County Home Care Agency
|8 Dill Street Auburn, New York
What is Home Health Care?
Department's Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) has been
providing home care service to residents of Cayuga County
for over 40 years. Home Health Care is medical care
provided in the patient's home by our team of skilled
professionals for the purpose of nursing or rehabilitation.
Under a physician's plan of care, services are coordinated
in a special way to provide individuals with quality care in
the comfort of their own home.
What type of Home Health Care services are provided?
Below is a listing of services, with descriptions of
those services, that the Cayuga County Home Health Care
Agency offers to those in need of Home Care.
Nursing - A Registered Nurse
provides a comprehensive assessment of a patientís needs and works
collaboratively with the physician to develop a plan of care to be
provided by the nurse or coordinated with other health professionals.
The nurse regularly reassesses the patientís condition and communicates
with the physician and other health professionals to update the plan of
care as appropriate. Nurses offer education and guidance in health
practice and promotion to individuals and families. Typical tasks
include but are not limited to: observation and assessment of a
patientís condition, teaching, injections, insertion / irrigation of
catheters, administration of medications, wound care and other ordered
treatments, and venipuncture.
Tele-Health - Tele-Health allows nurses
to monitor a patient's vital signs daily from the
office. Monitors are placed in a patient's
home and each day the patient transmits their blood
pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation,
respirations, and weight. In addition, the
machine asks the patient pertinent questions that
assist the nurse in triaging problems.
Tele-Health prevents problems from worsening,
prevents urgent care visits to the doctor's office
or to the emergency room and reduces nursing visits.
Physical Therapy -
The Physical Therapist provides an evaluation of the patientís medical
condition and establishes a plan of care with the physician that is
reasonable and necessary with the expectation that the functional status
will improve within a predictable period of time. Rehabilitation
includes: therapeutic exercises, gait training, transfer training,
range of motion, orthotic and prosthetic training, pain relief
modalities and other ordered treatments, equipment training and
establishing a home exercise program.
Occupational Therapy -
Occupational Therapist evaluates for restoring physical function to
upper extremities, provides motor and tactile activities to increase
sensory output and cognitive function, instructs activities and
equipment to improve independence with activities of daily living,
vocational assessment and training.
Speech Therapy -
The Speech Therapist evaluates for speech and language disorders as a
result of injury or illness to speech / voice production that cause
communication disabilities and any swallowing disorders. Rehabilitation
includes: speech articulation and oral motor exercises, receptive and
expressive language therapy, aphasia word retrieval exercises, non-oral
communication system training, swallowing therapy and establishing a
home exercise program.
Home Health Aide Services - Under the supervision
of the Registered Nurse or Therapist, the Home Health Aide provides
assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, exercises,
transfers and ambulation, incidental housekeeping and other related
supportive tasks to a patient with health care needs at home.
Medical Social Service - The Social
Worker provides an evaluation of the patientís
social problems related to an illness or injury and
identifies a plan to manage or improve upon these
problems by referral to community resources or
Nutrition Services - The Registered Dietician
provides an evaluation of the patientís nutritional
needs and food patterns, plans for the provision of
foods and drink appropriate for the individualís
needs, instructs and counsels patients and families
in meeting the normal and therapeutic needs of the
Medical Supplies - Supplies that
are of non-routine nature and are ordered by the physician to treat the
patientís illness or injury are provided to Medicare
beneficiaries and they include: dressing or wound care supplies,
catheter and ostomy supplies, and syringes.
How do I qualify for Home Health Care?
Are you a resident of Cayuga
Are you under a physicians
Are you living in your own
home, home substitute, i.e. Adult Care Facility, or in an Assisted
Are you homebound (except for
Are you in need of part-time
intermittent skilled care?
|If you have answered "YES" to any of
these questions, click on Referral Info below to view
your qualifications for a Home Health Care Comprehensive
Assessment and/or Services.