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Teaching patients is an important aspect of nursing care. Whether teaching a new mom how to bathe a newborn baby or instructing an adult who is living with a chronic condition, the success of the individual is greatly impacted by the quality of the nurse’s instruction and support.

 

We are here to provide personal attention from experienced nurses who will provide education & tools that may help when you are coping with health challenges.

 

Teaching patients and their families is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of providing nursing care.

 

We believe that excellent care combined with professional instruction & follow-ups; improves patient outcomes dramatically.

The term “care transitions” refers to the movement patients make between healthcare practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness.

 

For example, in the course of an acute exacerbation of an illness, a patient might receive care from a Primary Care Provider (PCP) or specialist in an outpatient setting, then transition to a hospital physician and nursing team during an inpatient admission before moving on to yet another care team at a skilled nursing facility.

 

Finally, the patient might return home, where he or she would receive care from a visiting nurse consultant. Each of these shifts from care providers and settings is defined as a care transition.

 

We prefer to intervene as early as possible to soften any trauma or confusion these "shifts" or transitions in care can cause.

We will provide you with a questionnaire to fill-out called a “Health & Wellness Assessment,” as part of your visit. Answering these questions can help us develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit, which also includes:

 

  • A review of your medical and family history

  • Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions

  • Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements

  • Detection of any cognitive impairment

  • Personalized health advice

  • A list of risk factors and treatment options for you

  • A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services.

  • Ask for  about screenings; (pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections & others), shots, other preventive services and referrals.)

Transitional Care

Health & Wellness

Patient Training/ Education