When Should Patients and Family Think about Asking for Brio?
With the varied skills of Brio's experienced home health nurses and therapists, there are a wide variety of medical and personal situations in which Brio can be very helpful.
- When patients are at home with a wound that has not fully healed.
- When the doctor has prescribed new medications or a new therapeutic diet, and the family needs additional instruction or help to follow the instructions well.
- When a retired adult or senior citizen has fallen accidentally within the past year, during normal activity. This represents a high risk of fall injuries in the near future, and a Brio gait rehabilitation program can put that person back on the path of improved safety and independence.
- When the family is assisting with temporary medical care but coordinating the duties is becoming stressful for the family. Brio's nurses take care of patients like we take care of our own family, and Medicare pays 100%.
- After surgery, especially orthopedic surgery.
- To avoid or shorten a hospital stay, nursing home stay, or rehab facility stay, when that same care can be delivered at home and with doctor visits.
Home Health Without Hospitalization
Healthcare professionals often think of home health as a service for patients going home from an inpatient setting, but this is not the whole story. Brio provides home health in a multitude of situations where our patients have not been to the hospital.
- Chronic disease management: Coaching and support for implementation of optimal health strategies customized to each of our patients.
- Gait rehabilitation / Fall injury prevention
- Observation and assessment when there is a chronic disease with a likelihood of exacerbation.
- Strengthening and rehabilitation after a prolonged period of bed rest.
- Management strategies for urinary incontinence
- IIV antibiotics and other IV therapies
- Pain management
Services After Inpatient Stays or Surgeries
Of course, follow-up care at home after a hospital stay is also very important. Brio's home health services can include:
- Wound care
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Medication reconciliation
- IV therapy
- Training with new adaptive devices such as walkers and lifts
- Continuation of rehab programs initiated in inpatient facilities