Physical therapists assess
the patient's functional abilities and establish a rehabilitative plan
with realistic goals. The physical therapist, in consultation with the
physician, works with patients and families to establish home exercise
programs to improve strength range of motion, endurance, gait training,
mobility, and balance. The physical therapist may use modalities such as
massage, heat and water, ultrasound, weights, peddlers, pulleys,
electrical stimulation, specialized MIRE treatments or other devices
intended to restore function, maximize performance or alleviate pain.
therapy can help a person who is experiencing difficulty with a variety
of functional problems. Dressing, bathing, shopping for food or
personal items, and carrying out daily activities safely can be
particularly challenging. Occupational therapy can also aid the person
with more serious problems resulting from chronic conditions such as
heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stoke, Parkinson's disease, and
Multiple Sclerosis. Occupational therapists work with patients and their
The speech and
language pathologist assists patients with disorders of communication,
cognition, and swallowing. This includes the wide variety of problems
people may have in language, speech, thinking skills, fluency, voice,
social skills, and hearing. The speech and language pathologist offers
specialized training for patients who have issues with swallowing. The
speech and language pathologist focuses on the nature of the problem,
the causes, and the impact on the patient. The speech and language
pathologist, in consultation with the physician, works with patients and
their families to establish home exercise programs and treatment plans
that are targeted towards collectively determined goals. The speech and
language pathologist may utilize specialized equipment for voice and
language development, for nerve stimulation or for a bedside swallow
study as part of the treatment plan.
Medical Social Work
the challenges of care for a loved one at home can be very stressful.
Well Care's Medical Social workers evaluate the social and emotional
factors affecting ill and disabled individuals; provide counseling;
assist patients and their family members identify available community
resources; and coordinate a variety of services.
Well Care Orthopedic Program is the leading provider of home health and post-operative care for orthopedic patients in North Carolina. In preparation for your post-operative arrangements, we encourage you to contact one of our qualified Well Care Orthopedic Coordinators for additional information. We can discuss our services, answer questions on what to expect after your surgery and arrange services for your convenience. Well Care Orthopedic Services Include:
- Well Care Physical Therapists that are experienced in providing the following care:
- Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty approach
- Posterior hip replacement
- Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Unicompartmental knee replacement (Partial)
- Hemiarthroplasty Hip Replacement (Partial)
- Hip Revisions
- Knee Revisions
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Partial Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Gait instability secondary to orthopedic surgery
The Telehealth Program is an easy to use monitoring system that, when placed in the home, will provide daily vital signs, monitoring and intervention opportunities, which will increase overall continuity of care. One can monitor Oxygen Saturation, Blood Pressure, Weight and Pulse in the home, while a Cardiac Nurse monitors these vital signs daily and contacts the patient, caregiver and physician of any changes. The benefits of Telehealth are, decreased rehospitalization for chronic disease, educates the patient and caregiver to understand their disease triggers and symptoms and affords the patient peace of mind and actively engages behavior change for improved disease management.
LifeAid is an Emergency Response System. You simply press the button on your waterproof wrist band or necklace and you will get a live person on the phone. You are never put on hold to make your contact calls. You will get immediate assistance and help is on the way. LifeAid is shipped to the home. You plug it in the wall and the phone connection and push the button. The button can be worn in the shower or bath. There is enhanced range so you can communicate with a Life Station Care Specialist from anywhere in your house and even outside up to 500 feet from the console. Call Well Care for more information today.
Doctors and pharmacists agree that taking medications on a set
schedule is crucial for managing your health. With the MedCenter
System, taking your medications on schedule every day becomes a
part of your daily routine.
How does it work?
- Set up to 4 Daily Alarms to alert you when your
medication is due
- A repeating friendly reminder notifies you of
the time, the date and which daily dose to take; for example, "Good
morning! Please take your morning pills for the 20th"
- Press the "Alarm Acknowledged Button" to conÂfirm
compliance and the MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock tells you when the next daily
dose is due
- Loud and extra loud sound settings ensure the
alarm is heard
Medication Management System Benefits:
- Simplifies complicated dosages
- Organizes pills for up to 31 days of medication
- Talking alarm clock/calendar reminds users to
take their medications up to four times daily
- Emphasizing the date throughout the MedCenter
System reassures medication compliance