Home Health Care Services in Houma, Louisiana

older woman with female assistant Bayou Home Care in Louisiana prides itself on delivering well-planned care to patients in their homes. We currently specialize in the following services.

Bayou Home Care, a provider of home health nursing in Houma, Louisiana, offers a comprehensive list of Licensed Professional Services to meet the needs of patients in their homes:

  • Disease Management
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • IV Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Fall and Balance Training
  • Incontinence Management
  • Ostomy Care
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Private Duty Services
  • Skilled Nursing

    Your skilled nurse from Bayou Home Care develops a plan of care under the supervision of your physician to meet your needs in managing chronic illness, disability or other health issues.

    Although the goal is to promote your independence, the nurse is always ready to provide basic personal care all the way to complex nursing interventions.

    Services Covered in Skilled Nursing Care:

    • Symptom Management
    • Cardiovascular Disease Care
    • GI Tube Feeding Assistance
    • Heart Failure Patient Care
    • Administering Injections
    • Diabetic Care
    • Vital Signs Monitoring
    • Patient Education
    • Negative Pressure Therapy (Wound VAC)
    • Catheter Care
    • Incontinent Care
    • IV Therapy
    • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapy

    Bayou Home Care has physical therapists who will assess the patient’s capabilities and implement rehabilitative techniques used to establish and reach realistic goals for recovery.

    The focus is on enhancing musculoskeletal functions, mobility and joint movement for the patient through therapeutic interventions like:

    • Muscle Toning and Coordination
    • Energy Conservation Training
    • Strength Enhancement
    • Home Safety Assessment and Home Modification Recommendations
    • Aerobic Exercises
    • Orthopedic Therapy
    • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Occupational Therapy

    Our occupational therapist will assess your mobility limitations and implement rehabilitation techniques to improve independence or self-care skills. We want you to reach your maximum potential for activities of daily living.

    Treatment or training will include modules like:

    • Body Mechanics Treatment
    • Occupational Therapy Equipment Training
    • Work Safety Practices
    • Energy Conservation and Management
    • Skills Restoration Exercises
    • Proposing Home Modifications to Improve Safety and Fall Prevention
    • Balance Restoration and Posture Correction
  • Speech Therapy

    Speech Pathologists from Bayou Home Care offer specialized training for patients who have various speech, swallowing and cognitive disorders. The core of the therapy is to help the individual by treating speech impediments which may have been caused by a recent stroke or as a result of congenital health issues.

    Some of the home treatments / therapies used by Speech Pathologists are:

    • Articulation Exercises
    • Therapy for Swallowing Disorders
    • Treatment for Involuntary Stuttering
    • Auditory Rehabilitation
    • Adaptive Speech Devices Training
    • Sign Language Training
    • Treatment for Hypernasality
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

    Certified Nursing Assistants from Bayou Home Care will work under the direction of a registered nurse when tasked with home health care for a patient. Sometimes, they also take direction from the patient’s physician when implementing a specific care plan after the patient is discharged from hospital care.

    Certified Nursing Assistants are usually tasked with the following health management responsibilities to achieve continuity of care:

    • Assisting Patient with ADL (Activities of Daily Living)
    • Safe Mobility Support for the Patient
    • Infection Control Procedures
    • Nutrition Monitoring / Diet Education
    • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Medical Social Worker

    Medical Social Workers from Bayou Home Care will provide services to assist the patient and their families in the improvement and maintenance of the social environment, functional, physical and mental status of the patient.

    The all-encompassing scope of services involved in Social Work will ensure that patients receive the necessary support to achieve continuity of care.

    Medical Social Services

    • Group Counseling
    • Health Crisis Intervention
    • Advance Directives
    • Resources for Healthcare Policy
    • Alternative Living Arrangements
    • Assistance with Financial Aid Applications
    • Grief Counseling
    • Coordination of Follow-Up Medical Check-Ups or Treatment
    • Helping the Family Adjust to Loss or Change
    • Support for Emotional Adjustments to Lifestyle Changes
    • Arranging Inpatient Care or Outpatient Care
  • Certified Wound Care Nurse

    Bayou Home Care’s team includes a Certified Wound Care Nurse who takes care of patients with major wounds from a recent surgery or an accident. The purpose of wound care nursing is to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Wound Care Nurses utilize the latest concepts in wound care to provide a specialized treatment plan for optimal healing in the home environment.

    In the comforts of your own home, wound care can be provided for:

    • Surface Wounds or Abrasions
    • Deep Abrasions or Cuts and Lacerations
    • Inflammation
    • Thermal Burns
    • Animal Bites
    • Soft Tissue Infections
    • Pressure Sores
    • Severe Insect Bites
    • Skin Grafting
    • Puncture Wounds
  • Transitional Care Liaison

    We ensure that continuity of care is achieved for the patient from hospital to home. Here’s what we can do to aid the smooth transition:

    • Will reach out to the families pre-operatively or prior to discharge from the hospital to discuss our services and answer any questions
    • Will obtain clinical and demographic information prior to transition home
    • Will collaborate with the hospital discharge team to receive home health orders and updated medication list
    • Will follow the patient through the discharge process and insure a smooth transition to the home
    • Will follow up with the patient at home to insure the patients’ needs are being fully met and that they are progressing well and satisfied with our services

Contact Bayou Home Care for service requests, referrals, and inquiries!