Our services at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Home Health Services in Pierce and Thurston Counties

After a medical event such as a surgery, illness, or injury, a doctor will prescribe a personalized follow-up care plan designed to help you achieve the most ideal recovery outcome. If you are unable to leave your home to access this care, your doctor will refer you to a Home Health agency. Our job is to deliver the aftercare you need right to your door in a friendly, respectful manner, so you can stay on top of your care routine and get back to your life.

Examples of Home Health Services

  • Wound Care
  • Injections
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
  • Patient & Caregiver Education
  • Disease Management
  • Pain Management
  • Fall Prevention and Safety
  • Cardiac Care
A nurse taking a patient's pulse at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.
A staff member helping a resident in a wheelchair at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Is Home Health Care Right for Me?

Home Health is for individuals in need of skilled nursing or therapy services who are homebound or have difficulty leaving home without assistance. Our services are covered by medicare and private insurance. Ask your physician if Home Health is right for you.

What to Expect From Home Health

Skilled Nursing at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Skilled Nursing

Our clinicians provide a level of expertise and a commitment to your well-being that is second to none. They are highly-trained, knowledgeable, trustworthy. We work to recruit the most qualified and compassionate healthcare professionals.

 

Our Skilled Nurses Can:

  • Control the impact of acute and chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease as well as help reduce the complications caused by wounds and ostomies
  • Teach self-care techniques for diabetes, stroke, heart and respiratory conditions, as well as wounds
  • Monitor a person’s vital signs blood pressure, heart rate, medication and any special diet
  • Arrange for additional services if needed and communicate with your physicians to coordinate your care plan
Physical Therapy at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Physical Therapy

Our team assesses the needs and mobility of patients experiencing physical limitations due to surgery or illness and works with them to increase their functional independence.

 

Our physical therapists treat conditions including:

  • Orthopedic injuries or surgery
  • Joint replacements
  • Heart and/or breathing problems
  • Stroke or neurological diseases and injuries
  • People who fall or are at risk for falls
Occupational Therapy at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Occupational Therapy

Our clinicians treat patients recovering from surgery or illness through therapeutic use of everyday activities, helping them recover the ability to fulfill activities of daily living, maximize their independence, and retain skills needed for daily living or working

 

Conditions treated with occupational therapy include:

  • Arm/wrist/hand injuries or surgery
  • Joint replacements
  • Stroke or neurological diseases and injuries
Speech Language Therapy at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Speech Language Therapy

Our speech language pathologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and help to improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding or hearing.

 

Speech-language pathologists with Careage Home Health treat patients who:

  • Cannot speak or speak clearly
  • Have swallowing difficulties
  • Have trouble reading, writing or completing computations
  • Cannot attend to tasks, concentrate, remember information, problem solve, reason or exercise good judgment
Medical Social Services at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Medical Social Services

Our social workers assist patients and families with navigating the many services available to them in the home setting. They help people cope with complicated situations in the most effective way possible, to achieve a better quality of life.

 

Our social workers help patients and families with issues such as:

  • Managing their daily lives
  • Coping with challenges that may come up
  • Solving personal and family problems
  • Finding community resource assistance
  • Helping with insurance coverage and payment for home care services
Certified Nursing Assistants at Careage Home Health in Lakewood, Washington.

Certified Nursing Assistants

​A change in your health care situation can be difficult to adjust to. A certified nursing assistant can help in many ways during this time of transition, always showing you kindness, understanding and respect while maintaining your need for privacy. Their focus is to provide assistance with the necessities of living at home.

 

Services of nursing assistants include:

  • Bathing and grooming
  • Meal preparation and eating assistance
  • Exercise (as prescribed by physician)
  • Mobility and help with moving from one place to next
  • Medication reminders