The Benefits of Comprehensive Home Health Services
Courtesy Grayson Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Grayson Home Health is pleased to announce the addition of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to their professional team. It expands their ability to help keep their patients at home, where they are most comfortable, enhancing the comprehensive range of services available to patients and families.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners offer a unique blend of nursing and medical care––skills that help patients make more confident decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree program and received advanced clinical training. They undergo a rigorous national certification program, periodic peer reviews, and clinical outcome evaluations. They conduct basic examinations, diagnose illnesses, prescribe needed medications, manage treatment plans, and educate patients.
“For many of our patients and their families, it’s more than a convenience that eliminates extra trips to the physician’s office or the ER,” says Kelly Sexton, LVN, owner of Grayson Home Health. “Early intervention by our nurse practitioner may help resolve problems before they become major health issues. It’s a tremendous advantage to be able to deliver this level of expertise right to the patient’s door.”
The added layer of expertise offers peace of mind for family members as well, many of whom live far away or work demanding schedules so that they can’t be present as often as they would like to be. It’s enormously reassuring to know that Grayson Home Health has a practitioner who can help manage so many aspects of patient care. Additionally, sons or daughters can stay connected with advanced technology, which allows them to log in at home or work and monitor a parent’s progress.
“This agency was built on the philosophy passed down from my mother, who was also a nurse,” Sexton says. “We go the extra mile. We treat every patient as though he or she were family. We work with great skill and great care. And there’s no such thing as an ethical shortcut! It’s not too much to ask of your home health provider!”
For more information about nurse practitioners or home health services, call Grayson Home Health at 903-891-1613.