At Dubols, Inc., we understand how important being at home is for the recovery from an illness or simply maintaining independence for our patients.
Dubols, Inc. was created to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, which considers and fulfills the varying needs of our patients. Our first priority is to do all that we can, with your help, to ensure the safety of your loved ones. At home, patients can enjoy comfortable daily habits and no longer have to deal with the stress of new routines in a new place. Familiar surroundings help your loved ones continue to live independently and thrive in their own homes.
- Provides its clients with the highest level of customer service
- Recognizes people as valuable resources
- Encourages honest and open communication
- Promotes and values diversity
- Encourage, reward and motivate ethical behavior
- Committed to the process of continuous quality improvement
- Continuously works as a team and are accountable to our employees, clients and their families
- Promotes an environment built on respect and dignity
We are committed to providing the highest level of quality and affordable care possible to your loved ones in the comfort of their home. Our Care Providers will continually strive to treat each and every client with respect and dignity they deserve. Dubols, Inc. is a full-service home care agency. Our professional and caring nurses and therapists are committed to helping our patients remain at home and as independent as possible.
What Types of Services Do Home Care Providers Deliver?
Home care providers deliver a wide variety of health care and supportive services, ranging from professional nursing and HCA care to physical, occupational, and speech therapies. They also may provide social work, nutritional care, laboratory services. Services for the treatment of medical conditions usually are prescribed by an individual’s physician. Supportive services, however, do not require a physician’s orders. An individual may receive a single type of care or a combination of services, depending on the complexity of his or her needs. Home care services can be provided by the following professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers.
Physicians visit patients in their homes to diagnose and treat illnesses just as they do in hospitals and private offices. They also work with home care providers to determine which services are needed by patients, which specialists are most suitable to render these services, and how often these services need to be provided. With this information, physicians prescribe and oversee patients’ plan of care. Under Medicare, physicians and home health agency personnel review these plans of care as often as required by the severity of patient medical conditions at least once every 62 days. The interdisciplinary team reviews the care plans for hospice patients and their families at least once a month, or as frequently as patient conditions and/or family circumstances require.
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide skilled nursing services that cannot be performed safely and effectively by nonprofessional personnel. Some of these services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, education on disease treatment and prevention, and patient assessments. RN’s may also provide case management services. RN’s have received two or more years of specialized education and are licensed to practice by the state. LPN’s have one year of specialized training and are licensed to work under the supervision of registered nurses. The intricacy of a patient’s medical condition and required course of treatment determine whether care should be provided by an RN or can be provided by an LPN.
Physical Therapists (PTs) work to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries through the use of exercise, massage, and other methods. PT’s often alleviate pain and restore injured muscles with specialized equipment. They also teach patients and caregivers special techniques for walking and transferring.
Social Workers evaluate the social and emotional factors affecting ill and disabled individuals and provide counseling. They also help patients and their family members identify available community resources. Social workers often serve as case managers when patients’ conditions are so complex that professionals need to assess medical and supportive needs and coordinate a variety of services.
Speech-Language Pathologists work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders; usually, these disorders are the result of traumas such as surgery or stroke. Speech therapists also help retrain patients in breathing, swallowing, and muscle control.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) help individuals who have physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living (ADL’s). OT’s instruct patients on using specialized rehabilitation techniques and equipment to improve their function in tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, and basic household routines.
Home Health Aides (HHAs) assist patients with ADL’s such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some aides have received special training and are qualified to provide more complex services under the supervision of a nursing professional.
Companions provide companionship and comfort to individuals who, for medical and/or safety reasons, may not be left at home alone. Some companions may assist clients with household tasks, but most are limited to providing sitter services.