Home Health Services

Home health services are provided by Carolina Home Care

828-245-3575 or 855-848-3575

2270 College Avenue
Suite 345
Forest City, NC  28043


Purpose of Carolina Home Care 

  • To provide comprehensive healthcare based upon the needs of the community
  • To provide a continuum of the care established in the hospital, outpatient area, emergency room, and physician's office.
  • To alleviate unnecessary entrance into a long-term care facility
  • To reduce healthcare cost
  • To provide comprehensive care in the home on an intermittent basis using a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • To provide healthcare in the home under the direction of the physician.
  • To provide care to all patients in need regardless of race, sex, creed, age, national origin, handicap or source of payment

Nursing

  • Observation and evaluation of any unstable condition
  • Catheter insertion
  • Injections
  • Bladder and bowel training
  • Dressings and treatments to extensive decubitus ulcers and wounds, requiring sterile technique and applying negative pressure dressing.
  • Teaching - care of the terminally ill, colostomy care, diabetes management, safety factors, medication managagement etc.
  • Obtaining laboratory specimens such as blood samples
  • Chemotherapy
  • Infant/Child Care
  • Monitoring of medication compliance, actions, and side effects
  • IV Therapy
  • Teaching of patient or family to provide better care between visits
  • Diet instruction including special feeding systems.

Home Health Aide

  • Personal care such as bathing, grooming, and meal preparation
  • Assistance with therapeutic exercise program
  • Light housekeeping necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization

Medical Social Services

  • Assist patient and family in coping with financial, emotional, and other problems related to illness
  • Provide information and referral for needed community service
  • Patient and family consultation and planning regarding long-term care needs

Occupational Therapy

  • Evaluation of functional activities of daily living
  • Teaching therapeutic activities to restore physical function
  • Designing and fitting self-help devices
  • Teach adaptations to increase level of independence
  • Vocational and prevocational assessment and training
  • Develop programs and therapeutic tasks to restore sensory integrative function

Speech Therapy

  • Improve understanding of spoken or written language
  • Develop alternative means of communication, e.g., communication board, gestures, etc.
  • Improve the flow of speech
  • Improve abnormal production of voice by altering vocal quality, pitch, loudness or duration
  • Alaryngeal speech training
  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing difficulties
  • Patient and family counseling related to communication problems.

Physical Therapy 

  • Evaluation of muscular function
  • Rehabilitation utilizing therapeutic exercises
  • Pain control utilizing TENS/Biofeedback and relaxation techniques
  • Ultrasound/E-STIM
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Gait and activities of daily living training
  • Teaching families and caregivers a home maintenance program, safe transfers, positioning of a bed bound patient, and Use of equipment
  • Adaptation and safety in the home


Home health services are provided by Carolina Home Care