Care coordination involves deliberately organizing patient-care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with a patient’s care to achieve safer and more effective care.
Medical Social Services are services generally intended to help a patient and family cope with the logistics of daily life with an advanced illness. Medical social services include assessing social and emotional factors related to the patient’s illness and care; evaluating the patient’s home situation, financial resources and availability of community resources; and helping the patient access community resources to assist in recovery. The social worker may also provide counseling to the patient and family to address emotions and issues related to the illness.
Marquis believes that there is no place like home for the medically fragile population. Our Private Duty Nursing department specializes in providing quality nursing care around the clock to individuals that qualify. We work with newborns through to the elderly and will help you bring your loved ones home. In addition to highly specialized care, Marquis also provides the training and support needed to keep your family together. We provide LPNs and RNs and train them to meet your individual needs. We help you navigate the system and work with your insurance company to get you the right coverage.
Skilled nursing care refers to a patient’s need for care or treatment that can be performed only by licensed nurses. An assessment is when information is collected regarding your physical and mental condition to ensure you get the proper care.
Palliative and comfort care is a specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative and comfort care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Speech-therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists.
Speech-therapy techniques are used to improve communication. These include articulation therapy, language intervention activities and others, depending on the type of speech or language disorder.
Speech therapy may be needed for speech disorders in adults caused by an injury or illness, such as stroke or brain injury.
CDPAP: Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
Finding the right care for the people you care for most, the CDPAP program is a self-directed home-care program available to Medicaid-eligible consumers in need of home-care services and capable of directing their own care. Once your eligibility is determined, as well as the type and amount of services needed, the next step will be to locate a Personal Assistant(s) (PA). The PAs can be virtually anyone the consumer wants: a friend, neighbor, aide or even a family member. PAs do not have to be HHA-certified. A parent, spouse, or designated representative is not eligible for PA status. Once you have a designated PA, he/she enrolls with us.
The CDPAP program enables individuals to embrace independence by controlling their own care. The personal assistant you hire can help you with:
• Personal Hygiene
If you or a family member is eligible and in need of someone to provide assistance with daily living tasks, one of the Outreach Specialists at Marquis Home Care can help you get enrolled in CDPAP today.
A PCA will follow a plan of care, written by the nurse, that will encompass all or part of the duties listed. They can perform household duties, as well as assist with hands-on care for the patient. A PCA can remind the patient to take medications and accompany the patient to medical appointments, but they cannot administer medication on their own for the patient. These professionals help people who are living with physical or mental disabilities to perform day-to-day activities and lead normal lives.
Medication reminders help individuals take their daily medications at the right times and in the right amounts, eliminating missed doses and mitigating the risks of side effects, allergic reactions, dangerous drug interactions and other potentially tragic outcomes.
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover or maintain the meaningful activities or occupations, of individuals, groups or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.