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WHAT IS SKILLED HOME HEALTH?

WHAT IS SKILLED HOME HEALTH?Skilled home health services include skilled nursing care (such as wound care, injections and medication management), physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other specialized treatments designed to help you recover from an illness, injury or surgery, all from the comfort of home. This can include a knee or hip replacement, a bone fracture resulting from a fall, a stroke that resulted in limited daily tasks, and so much more.

For the patient, having skilled services at home means you can get back to the things you love doing faster, and learn new ways to keep your independence at home. For the caregiver, it means getting the help you need and finding new solutions and adjustments that fit both of your lifestyles.

WHO PROVIDES THE CARE IN SKILLED
HOME HEALTH?
In order to receive skilled home health services, your primary care doctor will need to refer you to a local agency providing those services. From that agency, you should receive care provided by expert rehab specialists, including physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists, depending on your specific plan of treatment. The skilled home health agency can also provide visits from specially trained nurses and certified nursing assistants to help with the services requested by your doctor and pertaining to your specific needs.

WHO CAN I TURN TO IN PASCO COUNTY FOR
SKILLED HOME HEALTH?
Gulfside Home Health is the newest division of Gulfside Healthcare Services, which has been serving residents of Pasco County for more than 30 years.

Gulfside Home Health officially launched in April 2019, and because of Gulfside’s reputation for quality and compassionate, individualized care, the organization’s newest division is quickly taking off. Gulfside Home Health offers skilled nursing services, rehab at home, and so much more for residents of Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

Services offered by Gulfside Home Health include skilled nursing services and therapy services, all designed to help you maintain your independence, and all from the comfort of home.

Each patient at Gulfside receive a custom-tailored plan of care based on their own individual needs, and the recommendations of the patient’s primary care physician. Gulfside Home Health’s skilled nursing services include:
• Wound care & dressing changes
• Patient and family education on disease progression, treatment courses, and more
• Medication management
• Injections
• Ostomy care
• Nutrition Monitoring
• Catheter Changes

Instead of going to a rehabilitation facility following a hip or knee replacement, or other surgery or illness, patients can choose to receive their needed rehab therapy services from the comfort of home.

This means they can spend more time with family, and be where they are most comfortable. Gulfside Home Health’s therapy services include:
• Physical therapy
• Balance training
• Strengthening exercises
• Post-operation rehabilitation
• Speech therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Fine motor skills training
• Adaptive techniques training for daily skills

If you believe you could benefit from Gulfside Home Health’s services, you can call the Gulfside team to talk to a nurse, or talk to your primary care physician about a referral for evaluation. For more information about Gulfside Home Health’s services, or if you have any questions, please call 813-501-8244, email info@gulfside.org or visit www.GulfsideHomeHealth.org.

Gulfside Home Health’s
call 813-501-8244,
email info@gulfside.org
visit www.GulfsideHomeHealth.org.

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