Working closely with your physician, family, and caregivers, our staff provides comprehensive, skilled health care services. Throughout the process, our staff carefully monitors your progress to ensure you are meeting your health objectives as quickly as possible.
OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Home Health Care
Home Health of Massachusetts offers in-home support to seniors and medically complex patients. Our program is designed to give our patients the care and support they were to receive from a care facility, right in the comfort of their own homes. Athena Home Health of Massachusetts has a staff of dedicated professionals that bring the care to you, so there is no need for travel and the unfamiliarity of a nursing facility. Our physical, occupational, speech-language therapists and home health care aides provide quality, customized rehabilitation, and health care services for adult, pediatric, and behavioral management patients. Our main goal is for patients to safely return to their everyday lives as soon as possible.
We urge patients and families to call us prior to their surgery, so we may ease any concerns and answer any questions they might have. Our nurses and physical therapists conduct the home care assessment within the patient’s home.
- Initial home care assessment conducted in the patient’s home.
- Review potential home care needs – including rehabilitative therapies, functional mobility, and exercises.
- Review various medical equipment needs.
Our team shows our care and attention to detail by going above and beyond patients’ and families’ expectations. Our goal is to ensure patients safely return home and are able to adapt and thrive back at their home.
- We provide training for medication management.
- Diet management and nutritional guidance are offered.
- Our team will monitor vital signs and provide telemonitoring as appropriate.
- Coordination of relevant ancillary services with our patients’ physicians.
- Physical and emotional support.
Rehab at Your Home
Our rehab team is committed to providing compassionate, reliable, and affordable care to clients in their homes or places of residence. Our vision is to help provide medical care and support to you or a loved one, in the comfort of your home. Our staff of highly trained professionals will tailor a care plan specifically designed for you, as well as meeting and maintaining your daily needs while respecting your lifestyle. Although we are here to help, we are a guest in your home.
Physical therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life. Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping people recovering from injury to regain skills and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person.
Speech Language Pathologies
Working with the full range of human communication, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. They treat these disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. In addition, SLPs develop new methods and equipment to evaluate problems, establish more effective treatments, and investigate behavioral patterns associated with communication disorders. SLPs often work as part of a team, which may include teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors, and others.
Other Programs & Services
Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are here to assist in an array of areas. Includes skilled nursing care, nursing assessments, care management, IV medication administration, medication prefills, wound care, cardiovascular assessments, public health nursing, hospice care, private duty clinical assessments and nursing care.
Nutritional counseling can help you reach and maintain your peak health, decrease doctor visits and hospitalization, and reduce prescription drug costs. Our nurses will provide information regarding specialty diets and will also refer for dietary consults through your private physician if needed.
INR Monitoring: used to monitor Warfarin levels in the patient
CoaguCheck XS System: this system is convenient, portable, and user-friendly. This simple, precise, and reliable instrument is used for monitoring anticoagulation therapy and determines the patient’s INR.
Home Health Aides
Help with personal care, activities of daily living, assistance with a range of motion exercises, medication reminders, and assistance with taking medications prescribed to a patient by their physician under the supervision of a nurse and their established plan of care.