UNC Home Health provides part-time, intermittent home health services to homebound patients.
- Intermittent Skilled Nursing - Skilled Nurses perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient and formulate a plan of treatment to meet each patient’s specific home health needs. The skilled nurse communicates frequently with the patient’s physician to update the plan of treatment. Examples of skilled nursing care include, but are not limited to: wound care, patient education regarding medications, disease processes, and infusion services.
- Home Health Aides provide personal care for specific patient needs under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist.
- Physical therapists provide services to help relieve pain, restore maximum body function, and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss to part of the body.
- Speech Therapists treat speech and language disorders that result in communication disabilities and swallowing disorders.
- Occupational Therapists provide services to help improve and restore functions impaired by illness or injury and to improve ability to perform tasks needed for independent living.
- Registered Dieticians provide counseling regarding dietary needs.
- Medical Social Workers assist patients in gaining access to community resources, educate patients about long term care options and provide financial counseling.