At Brooks Rehabilitation Home Health, our focus is to provide high quality services to advance the health and well-being of patients within the home environment. Home health care can be delivered at the patient’s residence, at an assisted living or long term nursing facility, or at a memory or residential care facility.
Services provided by home health care are designed to help the patient regain independence or to become as self-sufficient as possible while also managing their disease or condition. While home health services are tailored to the patient’s individual needs, typical examples of services provided by home health care professionals include checking vital signs, assessing pain, monitoring food intake, managing medications, helping with basic hygiene, and ensuring safety at home.
What kind of patients receive home health care?
Home health care is designed to help the patient rest, recover, and receive treatment for a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart disease
- Recovery from illness or surgery
- Chronic conditions or injuries
Home health care is available to any patient in need, but the patient must be deemed “homebound” by their physician to qualify for coverage under Medicaid.
A patient is homebound when their condition prevents them from being able to safely leave the home without assistance from others or assistive devices like canes, crutches, walkers, or wheelchairs. A patient is still considered homebound if they leave the home for necessary medical treatments that cannot be provided in-home. Additionally, occasional non-medical absences (attending church or a family event, visiting a hairdresser, etc.) are permitted.
Depending on the patient’s needs, frequency and type of care will vary, with some patients requiring daily care while others only requiring a short weekly visit.
For home health care services to begin, a physician orders home health care for a patient and works with our home health team to develop a detailed care plan. An initial consultation with the patient will be scheduled to assess the patient’s needs and to develop a comprehensive plan for treatment. The evaluating clinician from each ordered service will evaluate the patient from their discipline-specific area of expertise and collaborate with all other clinicians to coordinate the patient’s specific treatment plan.
Home health care professionals serve an important function as a liaison between the patient, the patient’s family, and the patient’s doctor. To ensure continuity of care, home health professionals log every visit and provide updates on the patient’s condition to the doctor as needed.
What are the responsibilities of a home health specialist?
Adapting the home
Part of a home health care specialist’s role is to assess the living space to consider when adjustments or equipment could be beneficial to the patient.
Home health care professionals account for accessibility by measuring the width of doorways, the heights of countertops, and the distances between utilities. They determine what can be safely navigated by the patient and update the plan as appropriate in order to ensure that the patient’s home is set up in the safest way possible.
A patient may also enlist our custom care services for assistance with daily living:
- Activities, companionship, respite care and much more
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Meal Prep
- Mobility, transfer, and positioning assistance
Collaborating with staff
In the home health division of Brooks, you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary approach committed to providing professional, compassionate, and reliable services with the use of innovative technology. Our telehealth platform, Brooks Connect, and our alert system, Brooks Belle, allow you to easily collaborate with colleagues, increase monitoring of and engagement with the patient, and ultimately reduce the risk of re-hospitalization.
The benefits of home health care for seniors has been well-documented and includes:
- Faster recuperation and recovery from illness or injury
- Improved independence over time
- Maintaining or improving of current condition or level of function
- Regaining of self-sufficiency in the home
- Slowing of the decline of serious conditions
- Better symptom management
Our roles and disciplines at Brooks Rehabilitation
Our team of therapy clinicians offer rehabilitation services that are disease-specific and focused on improving function and quality of life. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners with clinical expertise in managing patients with varying diagnoses and disorders including orthopedic, neurologic, spinal cord, and muscluo-skeletal needs.
Providing expertise during every step of a patient’s rehabilitation journey, our multidisciplinary care team includes a variety of nurses, therapists, and other specialists.
- Behavioral Health Registered Nurses
- Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs)
- Home Health Aides
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
- Lymphedema Certified Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Respiratory Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech Therapists
- Wound Care and Ostomy Certified Nurses
Employee benefits at Brooks
At Brooks Rehabilitation, our core values of accountability, compassion, innovation, teamwork, and integrity guide everything we do.
Brooks empowers our employees to fulfill their mission of helping patients reach their highest level of recovery. In addition to paid time off and a retirement program with employer match, as a member of Brooks Rehabilitation, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive set of benefits that include:
Medical & Dental Insurance, Prescription Drug Insurance, Vision Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability Options, and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts.
- Employee Assistance Program: The EAP provides for multiple counseling sessions for a range of topics including emotional health, parenting, elder care, financial planning and more.
- Professional Development & Educational Assistance: Brooks encourages continuing learning by offering tuition reimbursement for higher education to team members with a year or more of employment.
- Brooks Cares Team Fund: Brooks provides support for qualifying employees in case of financial emergency.
- Sponsorship for Employment Visa Status: Brooks Rehabilitation considers and offers sponsorship assistance to foreign nurses and physical therapists.
Search open positions at Brooks Home Health
If you want to make a difference in a patient’s life, join our team of talented and compassionate at home health professionals today. A job at Brooks Rehabilitation is a gateway to a long and rewarding career
Are you a new nursing graduate? At Brooks Rehabilitation, we offer new nursing graduates opportunities to work with us, network, and enhance their skills.
Check out current Home Health listings for current nursing and therapeutic staff openings and apply today!