Services

Services

Certified Nurse Practitioner**

By utilizing a Nurse Practitioner, we extend the benefits of home health care to include valuable assessments and diagnostic evaluations. The practical aspects of additional care save time and money. Decreased hospitalizations, prevention of unnecessary trips to the emergency room, less time spent waiting in doctors’ offices, and the convenience of having needed tests performed at home are of great benefit to patients. Perhaps even more importantly, the service offers peace of mind during stressful times when the patient may be feeling very vulnerable. And, depending on the severity and longevity of the illness, the nurse practitioner serves as an important liaison, keeping the patient home longer, living more independently than would otherwise be possible. A nurse practitioner is basically a registered nurse who has successfully completed additional educational requirements (a minimum of a master’s degree) and has received training in diagnosing and managing common medical conditions. Our Nurse Practitioners work very close with the patient’s physician and other members of the First Texas team. First Texas Home Health’s nurse practitioners are qualified to offer treatment options and procedures, diagnose and treat acute illnesses, infections and injuries, obtain medical histories and conduct physical exams, monitor disease, order and interpret diagnostic testing, and prescribe medications and physical therapies.

Skilled Nursing

First-Texas

Nurses will come to your home to begin your recovery process. They will monitor your condition and report your progress and any unexpected changes in your condition to your physician. Nurses administer medication, obtain blood or other specimens for laboratory tests, maintain catheters, care for wounds, and instruct you and you caregiver about you diagnosis, medications, diet, activity, post-operative care, and personal care.

Medical Social Services

Social workers can help with some of the problems created by an illness. They may counsel with you and your family about available community resources, and assist you in planning for the future.

Rehabilitative Therapies

A licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech language pathologist may visit your home to help you regain your strength and return you to physical independence. They will assist you in learning how to use any supportive equipment needed.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist are educated in understanding the interaction of all your body parts. Our hands on approach begins with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the immediate problem. Our therapist then teach you how to take care of yourself by showing you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength , mobility and prevent recurring injury.

Occupational Therapy – F.I.R.S.T. Program

Our skilled Occupational Therapist will evaluate the patients self-care, work and leisure skills and implement social and interpersonal activities to develop, restore, and /or maintain the patients ability to accomplish activities of daily living (eating, dressing, bathing, etc..) and necessary occupational task.

Speech Therapy

The role of our Speech Therapist is to assess the patient and treat speech, language and communication problems. They will also work with patients who have issues with eating and swallowing.

Home Health Aide

Home health aides may provide personal care. These services are unique for each patient, according to your needs, and may include assistance bathing, dressing, skin care, and light meal preparation.

Specialty Programs:

  • Infusion Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Bedside Anti-Coagulant Management
  • Diabetic Management
  • Management of Oxygen and Inhalant Drugs
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Post-Op/Pre-Op Teaching Care Coordination
  • Assessment & Monitoring of Patients Mental Status
  • Case Mgt. to Coordinate the Patient with Community Resources
  • Assessment and Referral to Social Services & Rehabilitation Services
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Ostomy Care
  • Bedside Anti-Coagulant Management
  • Diagnosis Specific, Standard Nursing Care Pathways
  • EKG, Holter Monitors and Cardiac Event Monitor Coordination
  • Management of Cardiac Patients including IV Meds and Post CABG
  • Management of Patients with Ulcers, Burns, Skin Grafts and Donor Site Therapy
  • No cost service to procure Durable Medical Equipment
  • Trach Care
  • Other Services Offered:
  • Maternal/Child Health
  • Pediatric Care *
  • Disease Management Programs
  • Nutritional Services
  • Venipuncture
  • KCI Wound Vac Certified NursesFirst-Texas
  • Central Line Management
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Wound Photos
  • Phlebotomy

Payor Sources:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Pay
  • Private Insurance

(All services may not be available at all locations, please check with the agency in your area.)
* Wichita Falls and Sealy area only
** Wichita Falls area only

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