HOME HEALTH SERVICES

Is a loved one about to be discharged from the hospital? What happens next? Who will take over the responsibility of care? What questions should I ask the doctor? When does care begin? What are my payment options?

 

At Novus, we understand that the aftermath of a recent illness is a difficult and anxious time. We are here to help you ask the right questions and learn about all of the available options. Novus offers a full range of home health care and specialized care services. Our multi-disciplinary team of licensed nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, registered dieticians, respiratory therapists, and other supporting staff, will provide you with the holistic care your loved one needs in the comfort of your home.

Contact us and one of our experienced clinicians will be in touch with you. In the rare case that we cannot help (e.g. you happen to be outside our service area), we will find you a care partner that you can trust to meet your needs.

SPECIALIZED CARE PROGRAMS AND KITS

Your care needs are important to us.  At Novus LifeCare, we have developed specialized care kits for our patients with specific diseases.  Our Specialized Home health care kits allow you to experience personalized care within the comfort of your own home. We provide these kits within our programs at no cost to you. These programs and kits are utilized to help keep you at home. 

Some of our specialized care includes programs/kits for:

  • Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • COPD

  • Diabetes Care

  • Orthopedic Recovery

  • Fall Prevention

  • Heart Failure

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA​

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and affects an estimated 5.3 million Americans as of 2015, according to the Alzheimer's Association, primarily seniors of age 65 and older.

Research has shown that physical activity and active care can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Once diagnosed, physically active patients stay independent longer, have fewer memory problems, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for Alzheimer’s/Dementia include:

  • Offer lifestyle coaching and training for exercise programs and wellness regimens that extend quality of life

  • Provide education and set reminders for medication management

  • Teach family members and caregivers how to break down tasks and use verbal, tactile, and visual cues to get the task done

  • Provide balance and coordination training

FALL RISKS

HYPERTENSION

COPD 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases characterized by poor airflow, which typically worsens over time. Doctors may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation, which is a program of exercises, disease management, and counseling,  coordinated to benefit the patient.

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for COPD includes:

  • Provides education and training for medication, as well as how to use supplemental oxygen therapy at home if necessary

  • Provide education on energy conservation, teach breathing exercises and pursed-lip breathing

  • Recognize early changes and signs to be aware of, to take appropriate action so as to decrease episodes of serious illness

  • Helps with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing and ensuring the home is free of triggers

 

DIABETES CARE

Diabetes is a widespread pandemic that affects people of all ages, races, and genders across the U.S. According to the American Diabetes Association, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older who have diabetes is at 25.9% or 11.8 million seniors.

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for Diabetes include:

  • Learn how to monitor the disease, and what to do when levels are too high or low

  • Medication management - all of them, not just your insulin

  • Nutritional education and diet changes needed to manage diabetes

  • Demonstrate specific exercises based on your skill and agility level to help control your blood sugar levels

  • Educate to watch for signs that your diabetes might be having a negative impact on skin, eyes, or nerves

  • Create an effective communication plan for clearer communications with your physician

ORTHOPEDIC RECOVERY

Joint replacement orthopedic procedures like hip and knee replacements are very common among seniors. Successful recovery for such care needs starts with finding the right rehabilitation team. As a Novus LifeCare patient, your care includes – a specialized nursing & rehab care team that will with a unified goal to help you restore strength, rebuild skills and resume activities of daily living in the comfort of your home.

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for orthopedic recovery includes:

  • Work with your orthopedic surgeon to ensure customized care suited for your needs.

  • Conduct a thorough home safety assessment

  • Provide patient education for recovery, including safety, mobility, and pain management.

FALL PREVENTION

Each year millions of elderly fall according to CDC. Falls can result in moderate to severe injuries including lacerations, fractures, head injuries, and even death. Fortunately falls can be prevented by making minor home modifications, and strength and balance training. Novus’ extensively trained staff can assist you.

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for Fall Prevention includes:

  • Identify if a medication or possible drug interaction is causing drowsiness, fainting, or extreme weakness

  • Identify fall hazards, and make recommendations for increased safety

  • The goal is to improve and restore balance to facilitate safe, independent living in the home

HEART FAILURE

Heart Failure and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. This leads the country in death among other diseases, because of the risk for high infection rates not allowing the body to easily fight off a common infection. Our trained professionals have worked tirelessly to come up with new lifestyle changes that will help better accommodate our patients and loved ones through this journey. 

Novus LifeCares' home care program/kit for Heart Failure include:

  • Educating and counseling 

  • Providing oxygen needs

  • Monitoring fluid intake