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PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PRACTICES MANUAL

 

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Xpress Health Care Staffing Allow all Seniors to express themselves fully in all Forms: Individualized attention, Flexibility, Diversity, Compassionate and Comfort care. We assess patient and Family needs. Our services include developing plan of care to meet identified needs, Coordinate team visits and ensure implementation of approved plan of Care. Our registered nurses and nurses aides provide care to improve Life of individuals impacted by Chronic illness that Primarily affects Memory Loss & Problem with Movement (Balancing & Walking). AS Professionals...We Have a Responsibility to Ensure Quality, EDUCATION & SAFETY TO CLIENTS & THEIR FAMILY. We can help families around the clock as hospital stays become shorter. As an integral part of a progressive community Home Care Agency...we can help you Achieve Goals by Providing day by day at home Living! For further information, CALL Toll Free: 877-572-3494, 617-7922200, 617-2444676. FAX: 617-213-5457.  For additional information: Feel free to use our 24HoursCare-brochure.pdf and 24HoursCare Brochure


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Our Caregivers are available 24Hr / 7 Days a week (ON CALL) to Support & Caring for Aging parents and Others with chronic Conditions That Primarily Affects movements, memory loss with Associated signs and symptoms of illness to manage life challenges: Diabetes, Stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Xpress Healthcare Staffing is A Better Choice Because...Our Staff is Very Goal-oriented and fully understands the importance of Protecting client's privacy,
Preserving client's dignity, Involving family and friends, Nurturing the spirit, Fostering individual independence
and Personalizing services.

Xpress Health Care StaffingSkilled & Resource for Families Seeking Extremely Affordable Rate for Trained Professional Care Givers Dedicated to Offering reliable, Quality & Compassionate Assistance to Elderly persons, and others with special needs : (Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

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Clinical Practice Standards

The standards in this manual are designed to be used as ␣guidelines.␣ They are a reference for good practice for home health care professionals developing plans of care, policies and procedures. They are designed solely as guidelines and are not intended to substitute for sound clinical judgment.

 

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Standards of Care Emergency Preparedness in Home Care
Developed By Visiting Nurse Association of Boston Through a Grant From Boston Public Health Commission 2006

 

Patients are leveled on a 1–3 scale. Patients who are rated as 1 are to be checked on ASAP in the event of a disaster. Persons rated as a 2 are to be checked on within 24 – 48 hours. Persons rated as a 3 are to be checked on within 72 hours. Support staff may perform initial call to Level 3 patients. These standards are at a minimum. The clinician determines level of need on admission and re-evaluates at recertification or if needed before recertification.
Patient is level 1 if staff needs to make home visit as soon as possible. All level one patients will have updated medication sheet in the home on top of the refrigerator.
a. Is bed/chair bound and not able to get food or fluids b. Has equipment that cannot be interrupted. c. Cannot manage care of critical meds.
Patient is level 2 and needs second priority in the event of a disaster if any of the following are checked: Patient needs visit within 24-48 hours. a. Patient and/or caregiver confused. b. Needs medication/administration or medication management. c. Requires assistance with personal care due to incontinence and limited mobility.
d. Wound described as having copious drainage or a new surgical wound.
If any of these items are checked, patient is level 3 and needs to call for confirmation of safety and uninterrupted care. Patient needs visit within
three to four days.
a. Has family or significant others that are able to tend to needs. b. Wound described as having small to moderate drainage. c. Patient is alert, oriented, responsible and reliable. d. Independent self-administration of meds.
Those who are rated # 3 are counseled on what to do in an emergency and have them inform their family or caregiver of their personal disaster plan. All patients need an emergency contact with a phone number listed.
Extended Hours Needs – In the event patients call on extended hours and have the following needs, please identify what is applicable.
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CATHETER:
TUBES:
Balloon size
RETENTION Yes No Plan for replacement
Type
___G-TUBE    ___ J-TUBE    _____Other Plan for replacement
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DNR: Pronouncement    Yes    No
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Funeral Home Name_______________________________
Telephone Number _______________________ ESSENTIAL    HHA HOURS – usually evening, night or day care preparation
plans for replacement if HHA is out. OTHER:    Special consideration if patient calls after 9 PM.

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Commitment to Quality Care

Xpress Healthcare Staffing believe that provision of quality care using holistic approach enriches the standard of life.

Integrity and Accountability

Open and honest communication will be maintained along with responsibility for any action taken.

Respect and Sensitivity

At all time, compassion, understanding and respect will be extended to clients. Our services are provided along with sensitivity and understanding to family members.

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