Specialty Programs

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SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

At Gulf Coast Health Care we continue to develop new specialized programs to provide residents with the highest level of care. The centers follow specific standards of care which differentiates the centers in properly determining and treating specific diagnoses and problem areas of their residents, as well as minimizing the risk of re-hospitalization. We are devoted to educating and helping each center assist its residents in regaining a better quality of life.

Gulf Coast Health Care Centers offer the following specialty programs.

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Respiratory Care Our centers have respiratory services designed to treat patients with acute or chronic lung disease. Licensed respiratory therapists are available for those patients with more of an acute need. The centers' respiratory service programs provide support for patients with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, apnea disorders, muscular dystrophy, cardio-pulmonary disorders, cystic fibrosis and quadriplegia. A comprehensive assessment is performed on each patient by a trained professional and an individualized treatment plan is developed by the interdisciplinary team in order to best meet the needs of each patient.
Wound Care Skin integrity problems can severely affect the psychosocial and psychological well-being of patients suffering from compromised skin. The centers offer a comprehensive wound management service. Each patient’s skin integrity system is assessed by an interdisciplinary team and a plan of care is developed to best address each patient’s medical needs. Aggressive skin assessments, interventions, and treatment plans are utilized to best address each patient’s skin integrity issues.
Surgical Recovery Surgical recovery services are designed for patients dealing with the effects of trauma, chronic disease or other debilitating conditions. Each patient receives an individualized comprehensive treatment plan that is followed by every member of the interdisciplinary team. Trained professionals work with each patient to achieve maximum independence and attain realistic goals to aide in their recovery. On-going education of the patient and family is a key corner stone of the centers' surgical recovery services.
Stroke Rehabilitation Gulf Coast Health Care centers offer a comprehensive team approach to stroke rehabilitation. The centers' programs include physician directed physical, occupational and speech therapy. The interdisciplinary team also consists of licensed nurses, a registered dietician, social worker and a psychologist when needed. Each team member provides an in depth assessment of each patient’s functional status. This neurologically trained team works together to develop a comprehensive plan of care to return the patient to the highest functional status.
IV Therapy When a patient needs IV Therapy, Gulf Coast Health Care centers have the capabilities to fully provide for all needs of IV Therapy. Whether the patient is admitted with IV Therapy, or the need for IV Therapy arises during a patient's stay, the centers nursing professionals ensure to accommodate various IV Therapy programs. Residents may receive IV treatments that include: fluids for hydration, antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition, or pain management.
Dementia and Alzheimer Care Gulf Coast Health Care centers are dedicated to delivering quality of care to residents who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The centers that specialize in Dementia and Alzheimer’s feature separate, specialized residences that can meet the needs of these patients while maintaining their safety.
Bariatric Care Gulf Coast Health Care centers are equipped to care for bariatric patients. Dedicated professionals educated in the treatment of bariatric care work with the patient and family to establish a plan of care that best suits each individual’s needs. The plan of care will involve nutritional counseling and management, specialized bariatric equipment, psychosocial support and exercise therapy. The bariatric programs are designed to promote and maintain each individual’s quality of life.

 

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