Our Clinicians

home-health-careOur team of professionals works directly with physicians to treat diverse medical conditions through the development of individualized patient treatment plans.  Home Healthcare is provided by Activa through a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social work services
  • Home health aides

Activa is held to the highest standards by the Joint Commission and is a recipient of their Gold Seal of Approval™  

Nurses visit patients at home to evaluate and monitor their condition. They assure the patient receives the services needed to carry out the physician’s treatment plan. With the goal of helping patients and their caregivers achieve independence, nurses teach patients about medications, disease process, diet, and nursing procedures, such as injections and wound care. Nurses assess the patient’s condition on each visit. Assessments may include response to medications, condition of incisions, vital signs, cardiac status, etc. Nurses evaluate home safety and provide information on prevention of falls, and medication safety.

Nursing services include:

  • Wound care
  • Medication management
  • IV therapy
  • Pain management
  • Anti-coagulation therapy & PT/INR testing
  • Thorough education on the disease state 

Physical Therapists assist patients who have orthopedic, neurological, cardiac or musculoskeletal disorders.  They help rehabilitate those who are recovering from injury or weakened from a prolonged illness.  Physical therapy combines exercise with other treatments to strengthen muscles and increase functional use of limbs following an accident or illness.

Physical therapy services include:

  • Fall prevention and safety in the home
  • Exercise programs for strengthening, balance and increasing mobility
  • Gait and transfer training and education
  • Instruction  on pain management and relief
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Durable medical equipment recommendations and adjustments

Occupational Therapists assist patients who have suffered an illness or injury that affects their ability to perform activities of daily living and self-care. Tasks such as bathing, dressing and basic hygiene, as well as homemaking and cooking and feeding skills are addressed in a plan of care customized for each patient.

Occupational therapy services include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
  • Exercise programs for strengthening, balance and increased perception
  • Comprehensive home evaluations with adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Wheelchair assessment, positioning and fitting
  • Instruction on proper use of prosthetics and orthotics

Speech Language Pathologists assist patients who have swallowing or communication difficulties as a result of head injury, surgery, neurological or physical impairment.

Speech therapy services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment in the areas of speech, language, swallowing, cognition, memory and safety
  • Guidance for diet modification
  • Implementation of task to improve problem solving, orientation skills, and recall
  • Communication boards and devices
  • Voice therapy

Medical Social Workers assist patients and families with finding necessary resources and supports in the community; providing psychotherapy, supportive counseling, or grief counseling; or helping a patient to expand and strengthen their network of social supports.

Home Health Aides assist patients with their Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), such as bathing and grooming.  They work as part of the multidisciplinary team to assure the patient is progressing with their goals.