Assesses blood pressure, heart rate, respiration Checks oxygen saturation Provides treatments such as wound care, blood sugar monitoring and medication administration Assesses tolerance of new medications, assessing for adverse side effects Teaches regarding medications, diet and signs and symptoms of a developing problem Teaches the patient how to manage their illness, disease or compensate [...]

Physical Therapy


Provides Home Safety Assessments Offers Fall Risk Assessments Works to Improve Ambulation Stability/Functional Mobility Increases Physical Endurance Teach Energy Conservation Techniques Evaluate for Safety Equipment Specializes in Parkinson's Disease Treatment Programs

Occupational Therapy


Works to Increase Independence with Activities of Daily Living: Bathing Grooming Dressing Personal Care Needs Eating Toileting Works to Increase Independence with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Meal Preparation Routine Household Tasks Ability to Use Telephone Laundry Grocery Shopping

Social Work


Psychosocial Assessments Short Term Counseling Emotional Support for Patient and Caregiver Coping Techniques Exploring Community Resources Exploring Financial Resources

Palliative Care


Palliative care is for people of any age and at any stage in an illness who are suffering from symptoms of a disease or disorder, and are seeking a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to their plan of care.  Be sure to ask your current physician for a referral for a palliative care [...]

Hospice Care


How may we serve you? Hospice care is available to anyone who: Is diagnosed by a physician with a terminal illness with a limited prognosis, generally six months. Resides in one of the towns served by Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care in either a private home or skilled nursing facility. [...]

Personal Plan of Care


Each patient is an individual with specific, unique needs. Franciscan Hospice Care's interdisciplinary team of caring professionals works with each patient and the family to develop a personal plan of care appropriate to the medical, social, emotional, physical and pastoral needs of the patient. The interdisciplinary team includes the medical director, hospice care director, [...]

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