Your Home Health Team

Dignity Home Health of Utah can provide a service or a combination of services in your home under the direction of a physician. Working together with your doctor, our qualified team will plan, coordinate, and provide care that is tailored to meet your personal needs. Our available services include:

Skilled Nursing:

A skilled nurse is an RN (Registered Nurse) or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) with training and experience in providing care in the home. The nurse communicates frequently with your physician to update your care plan. Services provided by a skilled nurse may include evaluation of client needs, performance of skilled nursing procedures, and coordination of client care and services with your physician and other healthcare team members. Nurses also help to educate clients, family members, and caregivers about disease processes, prevention strategies, and self-care techniques.

Physical Therapy:

This is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercise and equipment to help clients improve or regain their physical abilities.

Occupational Therapy:

This branch of rehabilitative health focuses on using specially designed exercises to help clients of all ages improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments.

Speech Therapy:

This is a branch of rehabilitative health focused on improving speech and swallowing issues, as well as memory issues. The specific approach used in speech therapy is based on the disorder. Approaches may include speech drills to improve clarity, physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work), or sound production practice to improve articulation.

Medical Social Worker:

A medical social worker provides short-term counseling services, aids in obtaining needed community resources, and provides long-range care planning to clients and their families. The medical social worker’s goal is to provide interventions that assist in improving the client’s quality of life.

Home Health Aide:

Home health aide services are provided under the supervision of a licensed therapist or registered nurse. At Dignity Home Health of Utah, our aides are state certified, and they are experienced and trained in providing care in the home. A home health aide is assigned when there is a specific need for personal care at home on a part-time basis. You and the nurse will plan any duties performed by the home health aide, and these will be added to your plan of care. Typical duties performed by a home health aide include bathing, shampooing hair, changing bed linens, and assistance with other daily living activities.

Plan of Care Supervision

A registered nurse will directly supervise all services provided to you. The RN will monitor your plan of care through direct visits, case conferences, or both.

If you have any questions about your home health team or about our home health services in Utah, please contact us today.