Residential in the Real World
At Residential Home Health, we ask ‘What’s your health challenge?’ because our care is far from one-size-fits-all. Each patient’s health status and history informs what kind of care is appropriate for the situation, whether that be nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, speech therapy, or often some combination. And beyond these different services, Residential clinicians may have extra training and specialize in a particular area of expertise or proven treatment — for example, certification in the LSVT BIG and LOUD therapies for patients with Parkinson’s or other neurological disorders.
Another area of specialization is wound care; Residential employs nurses who take on extra courses of study and certification and have become experts at wound dressing and healing at home. For one Residential patient, ignoring an injury allowed her wounds to progress and worsen, and more than dressing changes was needed to repair them. Read on to learn how Residential nurse and case manager Jessica combined skilled attention and hands-on care with education and advocacy, easing her patient’s pain and restoring her outlook.