DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder. Individuals affected by diabetes must learn self-management skills. Making lifestyle changes will effectively manage Diabetes and assist with delaying or avoiding the complication associated with this disorder. For this reason, Self-Management Education is the cornerstone of treatment for all persons with diabetes and caregivers who provide care to persons with Diabetes.
PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM
FHC works with patients and families as they deal with the end stages of a serious illness. We work with several Hospice Agencies who offer an AIM Program (Advanced Illness Management). This program facilitates the transition from home health curative treatments to Hospice Palliative Care.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE PROGRAM
COPD patients are at risk for hospitalization. FHC focus is to visit patients frequently at first to accomplish comprehensive assessments, reinforce teaching and early identification of problems. We stress physician follow-up and ongoing physician involvement. Patient commitment to their health is essential to our service.
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE PROGRAM
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's pumping power is weaker than normal. With heart failure, the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body's needs. To counter the negative impacts of the disease, individuals with CHF must learn self-management skills. Making lifestyle changes will effectively manage CHF and assist with avoiding exacerbations and complications. For this reason, CHF management is vital to all persons with CHF and/or caregivers who provide care to those persons.
• 24 Hour Start of Care from discharge, including initiation of physical therapy
• Hands-on orthopedic based physical therapy in privacy of the patient's home
• Daily physical therapy if necessary
• Therapy is provided by skilled orthopedic-trained therapists
LOW VISION PROGRAM
The Goal of the Low Vision Program is to allow a person to use his or her remaining vision in the most effective manner and achieve a greater level of independence. This Program is established by the Occupational Therapist under the direction of the physician.