Specialty Programs

We’re working to help patients in Mid and Southeast Michigan improve their health, manage chronic conditions and stay out of the hospital. That’s why we developed specialized programs for patients with certain conditions or diseases.

Depending on patient needs, our highly trained specialty care teams include physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. Using specialized education materials, home exercise programs and advanced health telemonitoring systems, our specialty programs are designed to help patients manage their conditions, achieve optimum health and remain at home. Our specialty care programs include:

  • Chronic Care
  • Joint Express at Home
  • Maximum Mobility
  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke Care

 

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Chronic Care (Click To Expand)

Chronic diseases are best managed at home through education, lifestyle change and health monitoring. Our Chronic Care program is designed to monitor and educate patients so they can remain safely at home while learning to manage their diseases. The program is ideal for patients with:

  • COPD
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension

The Chronic Care program is staffed by highly educated professionals with special training in chronic care management and coordination. The program includes:

  • Evidence-based nursing care protocols for each disease
  • Medication management services
  • Home and social assessments which may lead to lifestyle modifications
  • Chronic care education and personal health-record monitoring
  • Home health telemonitoring services using state-of-the-art equipment
  • Monitoring patient compliance with follow-up appointments
  • Lifeline emergency response system education
  • Palliative care services

Home health telemonitoring is an important part of the Chronic Care program. We use advanced telecommunication equipment to automatically monitor patient health data at home and send important health information to the doctor. This provides the health care team with daily knowledge of the patient’s health status and helps identify important trends. Home health telemonitoring may:

  • Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits
  • Help patients follow the prescribed care plan
  • Improve the patient's ability to stay independent at home
  • Provide the patient and his/her family with peace of mind
  • Monitor vital signs and symptoms
  • Send messages or reminders to patients
  • Reinforce positive behaviors that are monitored daily

Maximum Mobility Program (Click To Expand)

If you or a loved one has balance or mobility problems, the Maximum Mobility program may be able to help. This in-home therapy program is designed to help improve balance, functional mobility and overall quality of life for people facing balance issues.

Our physical and occupational therapists collaborate with nursing case managers to give patients the help they need, where they need it most. Our highly trained therapists have had great success with homecare patients. In fact, 90 percent of patients followed had not experienced a fall after one year.

The program is specially designed for people with:

  • An increased risk of falls or recent falls
  • Gait and balance deficits
  • Neuropathies from diabetes and PVD
  • Visual deficits
  • Dizziness caused by medications
  • Mobility decline due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or stroke

Palliative Care (Click To Expand)

If you or a loved one are suffering with an advanced illness, Palliative Care at Home may provide comfort, dignity and relief of pain and other symptoms. McLaren Homecare offers a patient-centered approach that addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living with advanced illnesses.

Palliative care focuses on quality of life and can be offered at the same time as curative or aggressive medical treatments. A specially trained nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Members of the Palliative Care team have special training in pain and symptom management. They provide support and education to patients and their families. These compassionate professionals include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Pharmacists

Working together with the patient’s primary physician, the Palliative Care team coordinates medical care from hospital to home. We work directly with patients, family members and physicians to cope with the challenges of advanced illness. These challenges may include:

  • Making difficult treatment decisions
  • Navigating a complex medical system
  • Finding the best living situation
  • Transitioning to hospice care if appropriate and desired

We proudly serve over 25 counties in Mid & Southeast Michigan. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and most other insurances.

For more information about Palliative Care at Home, please call (866) 323 5974.

Stroke Care (Click To Expand)

Rehabilitation is an important part of stroke recovery. Our Stroke Care program is a rehabilitative home care program designed to help stroke patients get better by improving their overall function through home therapy. Our highly trained physical therapists and occupational therapists visit patients at home to help restore mobility, strength and other skills involved in daily activities.

The Stroke Care program will benefit patients who suffer from:

  • Changes in communication skills
  • Memory and cognitive task difficulty
  • Lack of balance or walking difficulties
  • Muscle weakness, shoulder pain, or one-sided weakness
  • Difficulty with bathing, dressing or other household tasks

Our goal is to ensure a high quality of life for every stroke survivor as they return home. Our speech-language pathologists, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), provide skilled therapy and home education programs to improve communication deficits caused by stroke such as:

  • Cognitive impairments
  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Swallowing impairments
  • Low-tech alternative-augmentative communication systems

The McLaren Stroke Care team also provides home medical supplies and equipment as needed, including custom orthotics and braces.