Skilled Registered Nurse

The Skilled Registered Nurse (RN) has the primary responsibility for the beneficiary’s care and will:
    1.  Evaluate the beneficiary’s condition
    2.  Provide the appropriate care, support and advice
    3.  Teach the beneficiary and family about their medication and make sure that they are taking it properly
    4.  Monitor the beneficiary’s infusion therapy (if applicable)
    5. Treat any wounds
    6. Teach the patient how to manage their illness and prevent complications
    7. Supervise the Home Health Aide (HHA) or Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Physical Therapist

The Physical Therapist (PT) develops exercise and other therapies to help beneficiary regain as much mobility as possible and will:

    1. Help the beneficiary re-train their muscles
    2. Show the beneficiary and their family how to best move
    3. Strengthen painful or weak muscles with special exercises
    4. Teach the beneficiary the safest and most efficient way to manage a cane, walker, or wheelchair

Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist (OT)  helps the beneficiary to re-learn basic tasks and will:

    1. Show the patient how to exercise weak arms and hands
    2. Enhance the patient’s independence by training in bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting
    3. Teach safety in routine household chores

Social Worker / Case Manager

The Medical Social Worker (MSW) can help the beneficiary resolve social or emotional issues resulting from illness or injury and will:

    1. Provide counseling
    2. Find and refer the beneficiary to the proper community resource that may provide financial assistance and/or support for the medical services required
    3. Design a plan outlining the beneficiary’s financial and social service needs (including long-term care
      and related support services)

Home Health Aide

The Home Health Aide (HHA) assist the beneficiary with activities of daily living and will:

    1. Help with personal care (bathing, dressing, shampooing, bushing teeth, and toileting)
    2. Assist in transferring such as from bed to chair, when needed
    3. Perform various patient-related chores, specific to personal care
    4. May apply prescribed creams and ointments

Personal Care Aide

The Personal Care Aide (PCA) service is provided in agreement with the DC Department of Health for homebound patients. Services include:

    1. Personal care ( bathing, dressing, shampooing, brushing teeth, and toileting)
    2. Laundry services and housework in patient’s primary area(s)
    3. Shopping for groceries and medication

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