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Most who work in health or senior care in the Lehigh Valley know that there are many home care companies serving the area’s large senior population. The best estimate puts the number of home care companies above 80 (source: THRIVE Media’s home care benchmark study, Fall 2014). Most provide companionship and personal care. Others provide medical services in one’s home. One reason that there are so many home health providers is that each one has its own niche. Southeastern Home Health Services is unique in many ways.
How Southeastern Home Health Services Serves Local Seniors
Southeastern Home Health Services not only offers skilled services at a patient’s house or in a personal care home; it also focuses on specialty disease management programs. One program is a cardiac program for patients with congestive heart failure, which includes an advanced telemonitoring system. Telemonitoring helps patients manage their illness, thus reducing hospital stays. They also have an oncology program which focuses on aggressive pain and symptom management for patients living with cancer. Southeastern is also an advocate for patient education. They teach clients and direct care workers about nutrition, medication management, and managing symptoms related to their illness. Finally, Southeastern provides all of their patients with Southeastern Connect, a “home healthcare nurse call button”, which provides an instant connection to the patient’s nurse and peace of mind to patients and their caregivers.
How Southeastern Home Health Services Helps Other LVAIP Members
Southeastern’s Inge Allen, Clinical Nurse Liaison for the Lehigh Valley, says that they can add value to LVAIP members who do not offer skilled nursing. Personal care homes, for example, can benefit from Southeastern nurses coming into the facility to coordinate services like nursing and rehabilitation. “The process is seamless,” says Inge. “We receive a referral and within less than 24 hours we can see the patient. We can also care for specific diseases like COPD, congestive heart failure, wound care, monitor medications and treatment changes. We also educate aides at personal care homes.” Southeastern often offers blood pressure clinics at senior events and senior living communities.
LVAIP encourages its members to get to know one another and build relationships to better serve seniors. If you would like to learn more about Southeastern Home Health Services, contact Inge Allen at 610-573-7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org .