We know that choosing the right kind of healthcare for you or your loved one can be an overwhelming task, let alone choosing the right healthcare provider. At Tennessee Health Management, we aim to make this decision as easy as possible by offering a wide variety of services from rehabilitation therapy to in-home hospice care. Because we offer so many different kinds of care, we know it can be hard to decide what is best for you or your loved one. We hope this guide will make that decision as easy as it can be by outlining the kinds of patients our four main services typically care for.
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Our Skilled Nursing Facilities focus on providing care for patients who can no longer safely care for themselves in their homes, whose primary caretaker can no longer care for them in a way that meets their needs, or if their need for a caretaker will be permanent. Our Skilled Nursing Facilities not only provide the highest quality of medical care to ensure that all of the medical needs of our patients are being met, they also provide assistance for patients in daily tasks such as getting in and out of bed, bathing, getting dressed and eating, in order to ensure that our patients are living as comfortably as possible.
There are many situations where receiving medical treatment in the patient’s home is possible. Our staff of home health caregivers aims to help our patients receive treatment while being in the comfortable and familiar environment of their own home.
Our home health program focuses on patients who:
- Are returning home from an illness, injury or surgery and have not regained their prior level of health
- Are trying to reduce time spent in a hospital by receiving treatment in their home
- Are experiencing difficulties with disease or illness and could use additional monitoring, therapy, one-on-one instruction about the disease, diet, medications or ways to better manage their condition
- Have fallen recently or whose current condition presents them with an increased risk of fall or injury
- Have a pre-existing condition that seems to be worsening, and nursing intervention could help
Homecare services helps individuals do tasks of daily living that will allow them to maintain independence, dignity and quality of life. These non-medical support services can range from preparing meals to driving to doctor appointments to helping with personal hygiene.
Unlike home health, homecare services are non-medical tasks that can be provided in the home, as well in in assisted living or skilled nursing communities, hospitals or other senior housing. These services may be provided alongside medical care, such as home healthcare or hospice care, but they are typically not paid for by Medicare or private insurance plans.
Our homecare services are ideal for those recovering from surgery or illness, as well as those with disabilities, dementia or chronic conditions that make it difficult for them to take care of daily, non-medical needs. We even have caregivers who are specifically trained to help those with conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or stroke.
In addition to assisting in tasks of daily living, our caregivers can also provide companionship and respite care when family members need a break.
Our Hospice care program focuses on patients who have been given a life expectancy of six months or less due to illness, or patients and families who have chosen care that focuses on symptom management as opposed to curative treatment. It is our goal to help our patients and their families feel as comfortable and supported as possible as they approach the end of their lives.
Psychiatric Care for Older Adults
Our Behavioral Healthcare Centers provide stabilizing care for patients who are experiencing or have recently experienced an acute psychotic episode as a result of an imbalance in their medications. Symptoms of a psychotic episode include:
Thoughts of self-harm
Displays of Verbal Aggression
Our Behavioral Healthcare facilities offer a safe, secure and comfortable place for patients experiencing these symptoms to heal.