As well as teaching families to help care for their family member
Our nurses set the standard for excellence in home care.
Your nursing care will be provided by an RN or LPN (depending on your specific level of need). Our exemplary staff will coordinate with your doctor to determine a patient-specific plan of care.
A few of the skills performed by our nurses include: obtaining vital signs, medication management, wound care, developing emergency plans, teaching you and your family about your disease process and so much more. The majority of our RN’s have spent many years in the critical care setting and therefore bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise into your home.
NSI has Psychiatric Certified Registered Nurses on staff.
These nurses have extensive experience in psychiatric nursing and will work closely with your doctor to manage psychiatric diagnosis as well as all other disease processes. Medication Management and patient and family education are two of the major focus areas.
Our certified WOC Nurses have specialized education and training to treat the most difficult problems with wounds and ostomies. They also incorporate easy to understand education about your situation and how you can be active in your ongoing care.
Home Health Aide
These compassionate assistive personnel help you with personal hygiene care such as bathing, shaving, dressing, and tidying up afterwards. Proper personal hygiene is important to your overall emotional and physical health.
Our licensed dietician will work closely with the family and patient in efforts to accomplish compliance with prescribed diets. They will identify food choices that are appropriate for each patient’s disease processes and educate on the importance of following the prescribed diet.
Our licensed physical therapists are always standing ready to help you regain, maintain and build strength through innovative, patient specific exercises. You will learn these techniques which are tailored to your current activity level. Our goal is to improve mobility, decrease any further muscle loss, and to maximize independence for a healthier, happier you!
These skilled therapists will work with you to regain the fine motor skills which are used to perform everyday tasks (eating, brushing teeth, and buttoning clothes). The therapist not only helps you to improve your motor functions, but also to teach compensation for permanent loss of function (such as from a stroke).
Speech therapy can help you with swallowing problems or difficulty in speaking, which can occur after a stroke or other debilitating brain injury. They will teach you exercises that will help to retrain your body and mind.
Medical Social Worker
Finding the necessary resources in the community needed to gain and maintain optimal well being can be cumbersome at times. Our licensed medical social workers are available to alleviate this burden with their vast social contacts in the communities where you live. This also helps you to expand and benefit from your network of social support.
The goal of NSI’s CHF Protocol is to decrease re-hospitalizations and engage patients and their family members to participate in their CHF management through nurse-instructed education. While on the protocol, the patient will be contacted every day for 30 days after discharge from hospital. The patient will be provided with an electronic blood pressure cuff and weight scale, CHF folder, CHF journal, zone management guide and educational booklet. NSI’s skilled nurse instructs the patient and caregivers on preventing exacerbations, basic education on the disease process of CHF, medication compliance and management, lifestyle changes including importance of daily weights, and signs and symptoms of CHF exacerbation.
NSI has developed a nurse-mediated, multidisciplinary intervention that incorporates education about COPD and its treatment, discharge planning, frequent home visits, and regular telephone contact. While on the protocol, the patient will be contacted every day for 30 days after discharge from hospital. The patient will be provided with a zone management guide and COPD educational booklet. The goal of the protocol is to decrease readmissions in to the hospital and have each patient be confident and informed about their condition and care, while improving their functional status, health and quality of life.
Our skilled nurses provide infusion of drugs intravenously (IV) to patients in their homes. Through collaboration with infusion companies, each nurse has been trained of several different types of equipment to best serve our patients.
Telehealth is a monitor that is placed in the patient home which guides the patient through steps of taking their daily vital signs. The monitor stores the results and sends them through the patient phone line directly to the office. This service provides the patient and families with comfort in knowing that their disease processes are being monitored daily and that changes to their health will be detected and addressed quickly.
Wound Vac Provider
A wound vac (also known as negative pressure wound therapy) is a device that creates an airtight seal using a polyurethane, clear film that is draped over a wound which has been packed with a foam-type material. A small portable pump is then attached to suction fluid and drainage from the wound site. The fluid is collected into a disposable, self-contained canister on the pump. This type of therapy greatly accelerates healing in certain wounds that are difficult to heal in their own.
Anodyne Therapy is an infrared technology that causes blood vessels (arteries and veins) to temporarily dilate which increases local circulation, and reducing pain, stiffness and muscle spasm. The Anodyne treatments are performed by a Physical Therapist in the patient home.
Certified in Anticoagulation Therapy Management
NSI’s Anticoagulant Protocol was developed to assist physicians in the management of their patients prescribed anticoagulants. The goal of the protocol is to educate the patients and their families on medication management and diet compliance in efforts to stabilize the INR within therapeutic ranges. NSI has mobile testing monitors that require only a finger stick blood sample in the home rather than requiring frequent blood draws at a clinic which can be taxing to the patients.