Skilled Nursing Care
Patients with acute and chronic health conditions can benefit from the convenience of skilled nursing care in the home setting. Our team of experienced, caring registered nurses is dedicated to thorough assessments and adherence to each client’s plan of care. Our nurses specialize in the management of many conditions, including:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Diabetes and its complications
- Wound care
- IV therapies
Clients of Spectrum Home Health Agency can receive a variety of services without a difficult trip to the hospital or physician’s office. With advanced IV management skills, our team can draw blood samples for laboratory work, urine specimens and much more, then deliver them to your hospital lab for testing.
Spectrum Home Health Agency is proud to have an RN on-call 24 hours a day, so when you have a question, need advice, or professional assistance we are here to meet those needs as quickly as possible.
Our skilled nursing staff works with all members of your health care team, including your doctor, to coordinate care that’s right for you. We look forward to developing a trusting relationship with you while providing the quality nursing care you come to expect from Spectrum Home Health Agency. Contact our office at 256-539-4457 or physicians may use our online physician referral form.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Hypertension , or high blood pressure, is a serious health condition that affects millions of people around the world. This condition occurs when the force of the blood is chronically increased on the artery walls, potentially causing harmful physiological consequences.
Symptoms of hypertension include:
- Chest pain
- Shortens of pain
However, there are many strategies that you can use to manage hypertension effectively. By eating a healthy diet low in sodium, exercising regularly, and taking medication as prescribed by your doctor, you can help keep your blood pressure under control and reduce the risk of serious complications from hypertension.
Diabetes and Associated Complications
Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce (type 1 diabetes) or properly use (type 2 diabetes) insulin. Insulin is a hormone that stores the glucose from the blood in the body’s tissues. In patients with diabetes, blood glucose cannot be adequately removed from the bloodstream, potentially leading to serious medical complications.
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2 . Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood, while type 2 diabetes is more common in adults. Both types of diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including heart disease and kidney damage.
However, both types of diabetes can also be managed with lifestyle changes and medication. With proper treatment, people with diabetes can live long and healthy lives.
Wound Care Wound care is an important part of any medical practice and is focused on the care and treatment of injuries or wounds to the skin, muscles, or other soft tissues of the body.
At its core, the goal of wound care is to promote healing and prevent infection. This may involve using wound dressings or applying topical antibiotics to promote faster wound healing.
Additionally, wound care providers may also work to ensure that patients have access to wound-specific nutrition to strengthen their immune systems and help them heal more quickly.
IV therapy is a type of treatment that involves delivering medication directly into the bloodstream. This allows for higher concentrations of medication to be delivered to the target area. IV therapy also reduces the risk of side effects.
IV therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Vitamin deficiencies
The medications used in IV therapy can vary depending on the condition being treated. However, some common medications used in IV therapy include:
- Saline solutions
- Pain relievers