Home Care Services
Skilled Home Care Services
Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency provides a wide variety of services to the Southern Maryland area, including but not limited to:
- Primary Nursing - Primary Nurses assess and coordinate patients' overall care needs and provide skilled nursing services under a plan of care established jointly with the patient and the patient's physician.
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy - Our various therapists offer care when a patient's lack of mobility, problems with speech, or difficulty with self-care interferes with health and well-being.
- Social Workers provide counseling, help with financial, social and emotional concerns, and link patients with other community resources.
- Home Health Aides help with basic activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing and exercising. They also check patient's vital signs and do basic household chores.
- Private Duty - Nursing, therapy, social worker and home health aide services offered for special cases
- Infusion (IV) Therapy: Specially trained nurses provide intravenous therapy, including chemotherapy and antibiotics, to patients in the comfort of home.
- Wound Care: Specialized nurses work with patients in managing the care of complex wounds, ostomies and other skin problems to control infection and promote healing.
- Various community services for local organizations
Private Duty Home Care Services
Many times, homebound patients need the intermittent care of a nurse for non-skilled services that are not normally covered by health insurance. To meet the continuing needs of our patients, CPHHA has developed the following programs:
Phlebotomy Services - Lab work ordered by your physician can be obtained by one of our nurses in the privacy of your home:
- Nurse comes to your home and obtains a lab specimen. It is then transported to the lab for processing
- Once the lab report is received, the nurse contacts both the physician and client with the results
- Nurse then provides instructions to the patient on changes in medication as appropriate
Medication Management - Patients receive hands-on assistance with administering daily medications by having a nurse utilize a pillbox to set up medications
- Nurse visits and sets up pillbox or prefills insulin syringes weekly
- Education is provided on the proper and safe way to take medications, as well as on any possible side effects
- Physicians contacted as needed to report adverse reactions