Duke Home Health provides services in your home that include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, home health aides, and pain and wound management.
Home Health Services
We work with your doctor to develop an individualized plan of care to allow you to remain comfortably at home and maintain your independence while we attend to your medical needs.
Skilled nursing care can be provided by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Skilled nursing can include, but is not limited to:
- Wound care (changing dressings, monitoring infection, teaching care techniques)
- Assessing blood pressure, heart failure, and respiratory disease
- Catheter insertion and assessment
- Medication and disease education
- Infusion therapy
- Assisting with video visits with doctors
A licensed physical therapist or a licensed physical therapist assistant evaluates your level of functionality and establishes a plan of care for your specific needs. Physical therapists help improve your mobility, strength, balance, endurance, and coordination and teach you and your caregivers how to reduce your risk of falls.
Our licensed speech-language pathologists can help you with difficulties related to speech, eating and swallowing, communication, and cognition.
A licensed occupational therapist or a licensed occupational therapy assistant can help you improve your ability to care for yourself, perform activities of daily living, and use adaptive equipment to make tasks easier.
Medical Social Work Services
If you receive nursing or therapy services, our social work services can refer you to community resources and assist with living arrangements, finances, long-term planning, and more.
Home Health Aide
Nursing assistants provide help with personal care while you receive nursing or therapy services.
For more information or to refer a patient to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, call 919-620-3853 or 800-599-9339. Referrals are taken 24 hours a day. You can also fax referral information to 919-471-5509.