Home Health

Specialty Services

Services


Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Lee Memorial Home Health specializes in comprehensive cardiac care that will be provided in the comfort of the patient's own home. Care for the cardiac patient includes patient assessment, development of mutually agreed upon care plan, teaching the patient/caregiver about the disease process and self care, to prevent rehospitalization.

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Infusion Therapy

Lee Memorial Home Health provides patients with a wide range of parenteral/enteral therapies. Access Infusion, Lee Memorial Health System's Infusion Therapy provider, collaboratively works with us to provide your nursing and IV pharmacy needs. Those needs include IV antibiotics, pain management, central line and tube feedings, other IV medications, and all of the supplies associated with the delivery of IV therapy (alcohol swabs, IV pumps, IV dressing change kits, syringes, and pharmacological support).

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Ostomy and Wound Care Management

Lee Memorial Home Health is staffed with a team of Wound Care Certified registered nurses who have updated knowledge in the area of wound care. They act as advisors to the rest of the team. Lee Memorial Home Health also has nurses experienced in ostomy care. The goal of these services is to promote healing and self-care, using an individual approach to the patient's needs.

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Diabetes Management

Lee Memorial Home Health provides comprehensive diabetes care for patients of all ages. Our nursing staff works with the patient's physician to develop an individualized plan of treatment to help meet your specific goals. Our nursing staff will teach you about medication management, diet, signs/symptoms of hypo - hyperglycemia, monitoring of blood sugar, and actions to take in the event of a problem. In conjunction with your physician, our physical therapists will evaluate your needs and develop a home exercise program designed to help you maintain a healthier, more active lifestyle that will reduce complications of diabetes.

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Pediatric Services

Lee Memorial's Home Health Pediatric Program is dedicated to serving and supporting our Children's Hospital and the families of Lee County. Our experienced staff is committed to uncompromising excellence by providing quality home health care as part of Lee Memorial's commitment to superior service that extends even beyond the hospital stay. Our Pediatric Program specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents. These services include newborn assessment, phototherapy, wound care, IV therapy, diabetic teaching, parenteral and enteral nutrition, oncology/hematology, lab work, nebulizer treatments, asthma education, medication teaching, and gastrostomy tubes. We assist with coordination for a smooth transition from our hospital to your home, providing family education and support services for chronically ill children.

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a voluntary program of support and resources for pregnant and parenting women. Our dedicated staff of nurses and social workers provides a home visiting program throughout Lee County. We focus on your health and the health and development of your baby.  Our goal is to ensure you are receiving the services you need through screenings, education, counseling, and case management for moms and babies at high risk for poor health outcomes. We help ensure that you have the needed access to medical care and other community resources to help give your baby a Healthy Start.

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Perinatal Services

Meeting the special healthcare needs of pregnant women with skill and compassion is the goal of Lee Memorial Home Health. Our perinatal outreach program works closely with the physician to provide comprehensive, high-quality care in the comfort and familiar surroundings of home. Pregnancy can place a variety of stresses on the body, and your physician may recommend home monitoring in cases of pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, wound infections, pre-term labor, pregnancy induced nausea or vomiting. Our services include non-stress testing, heparin therapy (blood thinning), intravenous hydration and antibiotic therapy, post-partum care, breast feeding education, lab work, and gestational diabetes education.

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Rehab Services

Lee Memorial Home Health Rehabilitation plays a vital role after recovery of major orthopedic, neurological, cardio-pulmonary and general surgeries. Rehab is also important when recovering from major neurological events like strokes. Licensed Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists treat patients. The home rehabilitation process is usually initiated by a physician referral. After an evaluation, the licensed therapist designs a unique treatment plan based on the patient's needs. The patient and caregiver are closely involved in establishing the treatment goals. Most patients use Home Health Rehabilitation services after discharge from a hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, or skilled nursing facility, but patients also come to us via a direct referral from the primary care physician.

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Pulmonary Services

Lee Memorial Home Health provides comprehensive pulmonary care, in collaboration with your physician, skilled nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. The goals of the program are to prevent disease progression, relieve symptoms, improve exercise tolerance, and prevent and treat complications. A skilled nurse assesses and monitors the disease process, looks for ways to reduce risk factors and works to manage things that make the disease worse. Exercise programs set up by the therapist can improve shortness of breath and fatigue. Patient education provided by the professional improves self-care and improves the ability to cope with illness and health status.

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Telehealth

Lee Memorial Home Health is proud of this new, innovative service. Telehealth gives our nurses the ability to monitor and measure your health data and information between visits to your home. Using state-of-the-art Honeywell HomMed technology, we can monitor and measure your heart rate, blood pressure, weight, oxygen saturation level, blood glucose, and ask specific questions unique to your health care needs, in order to provide a more complete picture of your health. Telemonitoring helps to identify even small changes in health status earlier and prevents unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations.

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Location:
2070 Carrell Road, Suite B
Fort Myers, FL  33901
239-418-2900

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For more information contact us at
HomeHealth@LeeMemorial.org

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