Nursing Services

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

In providing nursing care, HHCP nurses strive to maintain the physical well-being of our patients. They develop the plan of care in concert with the treatment team, including the physician and oversee the care provided by the CNAs.

Services provided by nursing staff include:

Home Infusion (IV therapy)

Home intravenous therapy allows patients to receive vital fluids and medications without the inconvenience or costs of a hospital visit. Home Health Care Professionals and Hospice Inc. has established an IV therapy program which provides complex clinical care in the home with medication available through local pharmacies. Our team of nurses combines their assessment skills, technical expertise and community health experience in treating patients with cancers, AIDS, nutritional defects, infections, heart disease and other health problems.

Advantages of Home Infusion Therapy

    • Offers the patient / family the freedom to recover in their own home.
    • Offers the patient / family the opportunity to participate in their plan of care.
    • More cost effective for patient and insurance companies.
    • Services offered may include but are not limited to:
    • Hydration Therapy
    • Anti-Infective Therapy
    • Anti-Coagulation Therapy
    • Biologic Response Modifiers
    • Inotropic Therapy

Diabetes Programs 

Our comprehensive Diabetes Management Program provides instruction to patients and care givers to assist them in understanding and successfully managing diabetes. 

Detailed instruction personalized to your specific knowledge level and needs will include:

    • Instruction related to the many issues involved in living with Diabetes
    • Blood Glucose monitoring
    • Dietary teaching
    • Medication instruction
    • Insulin administration and education
    • Collaboration with your physician

Wound Care 

Our nursing staff are trained to treat all categories of open wounds, including but not limited to: 

    • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    • Pressure Ulcers
    • Venous Leg Ulcers
    • Stasis ulcers
    • Non-healing surgical wounds
    • Traumatic wounds
    • Acute arterial insufficiency
    • Osteomyelities (Bone Infection)
    • Burns

We will work in conjunction with your medical provider to determine the most effective plan of care to promote complete wound healing. This may include the use of advanced dressing techniques and materials, the use of negative pressure therapy as well as coordination with Wound Care Centers for treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen.

Cardiac Programs & Pulmonary Disease Programs 

Our nursing and therapy staff work in conjunction with your primary physician and medical specialists to develop a personalized Plan of Care. The goal of our cardiac and pulmonary disease management program is to lessen the likelihood that our patients will need be hospitalized, promote physical strength and endurance and provide them a better understanding of their illness and how to manage it.

Cardiac Pulmonary Disease management programs may include:

    • Counseling and education so the patient can understand and manage the disease process
    • Evaluation by physical and/or occupational therapists and establishment of an appropriate exercise program (where applicable)
    • Nutritional guidance
    • Assist patient in mitigating risk factors (i.e. high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes).
    • Providing information on physical limitations
    • Providing emotional support
    • Medication management

Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease may include:

    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • COPD
    • Emphysema
    • Coronary Artery Disease

Home Health Aides (Certified Nurses Assistants) 

CNAs assist patients with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide bedside care as outlined in the patient’s personalized plan of care, all under the supervision of a RN.