What else can Compass do for me?
Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use techniques such as articulation therapy and language intervention activities to improve communication. In home health, the speech therapist traditionally works with geriatric patients to improve swallowing and cognitive deficits.
Some of the disorders which can be effectively treated by speech therapy include:
- Cognitive-communication disorders
- Receptive disorders
- Expressive disorders
- Articulation, Fluency and Resonance disorders
Adaptive Equipment & Assistive Devices
Adaptive equipment is any tool, device, or machine that is used to help with any task associated with daily living. Adaptive devices are generally used by people who have a short or long-term disability. Some examples of adaptive equipment are lifts and wheelchairs.
Compass Home Health & Rehab is the regional leader in providing equipment and training for both short and long term disabled patients. Our goal is to make sure that you have the equipment needed to perform your ADLs in the most efficient way possible. Our therapists are trained on the latest equipment and are well versed on how pass on that training to the patient.
- Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches
- Braces, prosthetics and orthotics
- Bed Side commodes/transfer benches
- Grab bar management including installation
- Any type of splint to protect a joint from injury
In order to obtain social services, there first must be a "qualifying skilled service" in the home such as intermittent skilled nursing services, physical therapy, speech-language pathology or continuing occupational therapy services.
Our Medical Social Worker’s (MSW) can assist those in need of any service that requires hope. MSW assist patient’s, and their families cope with the emotional and social response of challenges related to illness and treatment. In home health, the MSW also assist patients on entitlements and community resources such as Meals on Wheels and Area Agency on Aging.
Home Health Aide
In order to obtain a Home Health Aide, there first must be a "qualifying condition" in the home which requires intermittent skilled nursing services, physical therapy, speech-language pathology or continuing occupational therapy services.
Home Health Aides can assist with toileting, bathing, feeding, grooming, laundry, meal prep and other household activities to promote independence. This type of care requires the oversight of a licensed medical professional.
Do I require any of the above ancillary services?
The best way to evaluate this need, is to contact your primary care physician if you are unsure if your program requires any of the above ancillary services or you can contact us at (570) 287-4800 if you have further questions.
Compass Home Health & Rehab complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, communicable disease or sexual orientation (an individual’s sex, gender identity, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions).