home health care | No one compares
Good afternoon and welcome.
Good afternoon what Good Morning morning. Good morning and we’ve got to restore radio. You’re listening to pull James methedrine and the young man to my right who is known as Larry Montgomery. How you doing Larry. I’m doing well. Fantastic. Let’s hear this is restore radio the radio show that restores your health at home. Oh that’s beautiful isn’t it. Yes absolutely. Is it your home health care. Stone her name is what it does is what it does exactly restores the health home in Oklahoma. You know in case anybody asks. Now today Larry honestly it’s just me and you I’m worried. I’m really excited about it. It is going to be a show this because we have a chemistry when we talk about home health care. We do we do. You just have this wealth of knowledge and I am not wearing scrubs. Scrubs the most beautiful emerald green you’ve ever seen.
The gentleman is trying to get a nurse out later to assist her in a skill that she wasn’t completely sharp on but she will be at the end of the day. That’s what we do that reach to our home health care has trained our nurses so they’re 100 percent confident in what they’re doing.
That’s right. That’s right. The thing is the nurses that we have that they’re constantly going out to help people and bring them back to the health that they once were at and they can’t do that unless they’re highly trained and highly skilled and Larry standing right next to me definitely provides that training that love that tenderness and care which is needed in order to enable a you know a safe and wholesome training environment right. That’s correct. Thanks Rick. Good stuff. Well today we’re going to do. We’re going to talk about the full facts of the restore home health experience. Are you excited about this.
I am excited about that. This is all news to me.
So good stuff for you. I’m going the lead. I’m going to lead this train. I Samenow to lead the train but I’m going it depends what Larry’s going to say I’m going to say very little you know because Larry has all the knowledge I just have an English accent which doesn’t really count for much when it comes to actually counts for a lot.
Yeah and unless you’re a minister in nursing care which you know I’m not a very great James Bond thank you very much.
The names Bond so excellent.
OK so the Fassett Number one we’re going to look at skilled nursing services. No that’s quite a coincidence being the fact that we’re just talking about that now. Larry you are a skilled nurse.
That is correct. I have been a nurse for over 20 years. I became a nurse when I was 19 years old. I went to vocational school and became a practical nurse and then went back to college and became an Aryan. And so I have been a nurse for many years and I love nursing. I think it’s a wonderful profession and I encourage people if they’re not sure what they want to do with their lives to get into nursing because there are so many different ways that you can explore your career.
Excellent excellent. They’ll get the skilled nurse and services and restore her health care nurses they provide the clinical tentacle expertise that you would you would expect from a nurse now from the ability of coordinating all the services or the bio physician to communicate regularly and keeping up with current technologies procedures and skills and whatnot. But now that it’s just an interesting fact Larry you ready for this.
I’m ready. I’m ready. I love interesting facts in the morning as a matter of fact.
Interesting Facts are things that I share with people all the time. They may or may not be correct. But you know I’m a believable guy right.
Absolutely. No doubt. I believe everything you say Larry everything when it comes to home health. They are generally true. Because I’ve done this my entire life. Exactly. Exactly.
And I wouldn’t doubt that for a split second. The truth of the facts that you share. Good Larry. So he’s a very crazy fact so according to the CNN article titled care giving for loved ones is the new normal for baby boomers about 10000 baby boomers hitting the age of 65 each day.
They’re becoming caregivers and also those needing care and that crazy that is crazy I actually have that statistic hanging on the wall and my office is a reminder that the home care industry not only is important to our nation. It is it is it is important. It is important overall to the health and well-being of the future of our country. And so you know home health is going to be the point of care going forward.
Wow. Wow that is just mind boggling. Mind boggling. In addition to that right now with people living longer than they have longer than ever with this CNN article it says this is the first generation that might actually care for its parents as long as it cares for its children.
What do you get out what is. I only care for my children about 10 years old and then I send them off.
Right exactly. They walk in and pay their own way. Right that’s right.
This is my parents on the other hand they’re actually getting very close their baby boomers. They are both just recently retired and we’ve had this conversation as a matter of fact a couple of weekends ago at my dad’s retirement party and him and I had a private moment where we discussed his future and what it looked like and how he would be cared for. And it was a very heartfelt conversation that many people have across the country across our country across the globe. You know on a regular basis. And what his care would look like and how we would care for him going forward. And so I think many people sit down and have these conversations with their parents on a regular basis. And it’s important to have those conversations better sooner better than later when when the care is absolutely imminent.
So the person who’s needing the care has really sat down and thought about what it is that they they want exactly what it is they want with home care and what it is they want with their friends and family and what kind of assistance they want. I think these things are there are things that need to be thought about and talked about and the conversation that I had with my dad we have a we have a very special bond with each other that I know now going forward what his expectations are as he grows older.
That is fantastic. I really appreciate the fact that you’re placing such a priority on taking care of care of your dad. You know unfortunately that’s not that’s not the norm. Know I should be. But unfortunately it’s not so that’s really good Larry. So as far as our skilled nursing services you know they range from complete physical assessments you know through I.V. therapy injections tracheotomy care teaching diary instructions comprehensive medication management in education pain management it is.
Let me ask you this what is stopping the care and instructions what is in the United States we call it ostomy care.
OK. OK. But it sounds really good as a standard of care. It actually sounds better if we say it Astronomie care and actually we have a meeting and I’m going to start I mean have the nurses start calling it a Stonham me care.
It sounds more it sounds more professional and it sounds more clinical.
Yes ostomy care happens when an individual has some sort of complication in their gastrointestinal tract and they have to have a an incision or a sort of an interruption in their gastrointestinal tract so that it empties into a bag.
And so this is a very not only is this a very complicated skill procedure.
This is also a very emotional type of process because individuals who spend time living with a colostomy you know they are faced with many challenges on what type of clothes to wear how the bag is going to react when they’re out in public.
You know these are things that people are afraid of and so they need someone to come into their home. You know whether it’s restore home health care or on the outpatient setting when they’re in the hospital have someone teach them what it is their back is going to do and how it is that they should eat and how it is that they should care for the bag so it doesn’t leak what type of supplies that they should use.
And it’s not a process that you just say oh we’ll put this supply on there we’ll put this bag on there and we’ll put it this way for on there and things will be fine. As a matter of fact this is one of those things that takes time. It’s a very very high learning curve. And so we spend when our and when individuals come home from the hospital and they have a new colostomy Scuse me they are a nurse it’s been quite a bit of time with them training them teaching them. We tried several different products until the patient or the client finds one that is appropriate for them.
One that works into their lifestyle one that they can manage and so that they can feel that they have reached a level of independence that’s somewhat close to what they had before they got to this place. And so that’s really important.
So they can feel emotionally strong not only physically strong and that they’re able to care for this colostomy but they feel emotionally strong about this that they can go out in public and not worry about the bag leaking or the bag making noises or the bag falling off or the bag being in the way of their clothing so all of these things are very important not just showing someone how to put a bag on but that’s sort of all encompassing care when it comes to colostomy.
You know that’s great Larry you know. As kids nobody plans on going through something like that. You know it was a very emotional very challenging thing to go through but to have a company like Bristol that understands those facets of it not just the schematics of fixing fixing the bag and administering what needs to be taken care of but also understanding that there is a huge emotional part of it that you know patients need to deal with in that aspect. Right. It’s really good that you guys understand that. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to move on swiftly to fast number that physical therapy which is a strength endurance or flexibility assistance that out there our physical therapists help with now.
Another fun fact. Coming up Larry. You ready for this. Yes. Fun facts in the morning. Fun facts with Paul fun fun with this is awesome. You should go we should we should trademark this fashion expert Paul should we should. I like it. We’ll move it to our Web site page specifically for a fun fact instead of using the CNN facts I should have the BBC would have been a little bit more British from last I might have had a little more truth. Yes. Exactly. Well according to CNN. I believe this if you are not going to send in my money article which is titled How to Retire if you’re going to live to 100. Life expectancy increases by two or three years every decade and that crazy. That is crazy. That’s crazy. Yes. That people are getting. People are living longer. People living too much old age.
You know we got a lot more people living you know 100 and above now as opposed to you know the old days where I guess they will to 70 already.
All that to say Larry is that physical therapy is becoming more and more important for the gentry for the gentry so that means the rich for the for the other generations. So as far as physical therapy you know in the facets of physical therapy you know therapeutic exercises replacement therapy you know transfer training. Mean upgrading your home program. You know we go gate training.
What is what is great training.
Well I mean gay training is sort of a it’s not a singular type of activity. If you’re standing on two feet and you’re able to stand straight you would be said it would be said that you have a a stable gait if you’re able to walk and not fall over.
Then you have a stable gait individuals who have an unstable gait or have some sort of gait pro nation where they are are falling for it or are super nation where they’re falling backward. These individuals you know they need a retraining of their gait. And so and this is a retraining of the muscles. And this is a retraining of the neurological system. And so this takes specialized physical therapists who are trained at the doctorate level these days and they will come into your home and they will work with you you know restore home health care surrounded by some of the best I would say the best physical therapy in the state of Oklahoma and possibly in the United States. They are very dedicated to helping people reach a stable gate you know outside of some of the other things that we spoke about. Unstable gate is one of these things that leads to falls and falsely to hip fractures and hip fractures lead to sort of this long term functional impairment where people end up in long term care facilities or they end up in skilled nursing facilities for a long period of time and they lose a lot of independence. And so if someone is experiencing gait problems while at home it will be important to address those problems before that gate problem turn into a fall. As we get older our bones become more brittle they come become soft. A lot of individuals develop osteoporosis. They don’t know that. And so when they fall it’s much more easier for it’s much easier for the bones to break.
And so when the bones break then we are faced with much greater complications than just addressing a gate problem.
Wow. Wow. Fantastic Larry. I’m constantly amazed that you know we’re going through this this Prokosch right now and I know this is for our viewers but I’m constantly amazed at the amount of knowledge that you and I can’t help but have a smile on my face is what I’m like.
Interesting. We’re going to show but to get back to you.
It’s great stuff great stuff. So the next thing this you know off the gate training is electro therapy now Larry is this where if they don’t start making progress we electrocute them and punish them by having to use this for our nurses in our therapy and we bring them into the office.
It’s it’s it’s sort of a mental health sort of training.
It’s a behavioral training. So there’s no actually that is ancient.
I wouldn’t say they actually did that in the 60s and 70s where they did a electric behavioral modification.
They don’t do that anymore. But Electro stimulation.
Is is the the ideal that when you interrupt the neurological pathways with electric stimulation you can interrupt the pathway of pain. And so I know this might sound a little bit complicated and I’m probably putting it in the simplest terms possible and I should invite one of our physical therapist here to explain that. But I’m going to I’ll just explain very simply when you block these pathways or you interrupt these pathways that send pain signals to the brain that tell you something is hurting then you in fact control the pain. And so when pain control people’s mobility is increased. So whenever you hurt wherever and most of us have felt pain in our lives some sort of whether we’ve heard our back or our knees hurt because we’ve we ran too far or we walk too far or you know our knees just hurt because we we need a joint replacement and if you need one of those just give me a call. I can point you in the right direction. You know so this electro stimulation it doesn’t work in all parts of the human body. But there are some specific places like in the back and the shoulder area lower extremities where the physical therapist is trained to connect this as a special device similar to what we call a TENS unit and this device sends electric signals through the nerve pathway blocking those pain signals and when those pain signals are blocked that pain signal does not reach the brain and so you do not feel pain like you’ve felt before. Wow.
Wow. Technology is baffling. That’s amazing. Good stuff. I mean I mean as you can as you can hairlessness is it home health in Oklahoma is really kind of being dominated by storm over Oklahoma. You know with all these different services that are being offered you know as far as the physical therapy side I think we have the state of the art electric therapy we have prosthetic training fabrication of temporary devices you know muscle re-education pulmonary physical therapy and the list goes on. You know as far as physical therapy goes. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to move on to the third facet which is actually speech therapy. Now whether you know whether you as a patient or your patients or your loved one suffering from speech communication or swallowing disorder you know therapists they work to improve all aspects of communication using professional standards and whatnot. So as far as speech therapy goes Larry we’ve got voice disorders treatment with speech articulation disorders treatment languishes or treatment. You know what is what is this dysphasia treatment. I pronounce that right you did.
You could say you know dysphasia is he is a complication whether it’s of a muscle structure or whether it’s a result of a neurological complication generally related to a stroke or what we in medical terms called a cerebral vascular accident. You know where you have complications swallowing and so those muscles have to be retrained so that you don’t choke on your food or you don’t choke on your drink or these items don’t pass through the esophagus into your windpipe. And so and you don’t aspirate. home health care
And so this is this is a very specialized type of procedure that is a very common complication following a stroke. And so there are a lot of individuals that require speech therapy speech therapy you know a lot of times people have always thought of dysphasia as oh the primary reason for speech therapy but speech therapist are are very much trained to help in a lot of disorders outside of just swallowing difficulties. And you mentioned at the beginning of that that there are voice disorders treatment where individuals have difficulty speaking and those speaking disorders are a result of a slurry Roback vascular accident.
And so what we do is the speech therapist goes in and they retrain someone to speak. So in has lost their ability to speak because of a stroke and also a speech therapist work with individuals who have early onset dementia where they’re starting to forget things. And what the science is showing is that in the early onset of dementia individuals are forgetting when we do something in the morning when we get up and we put our shoes on or we get dressed. There’s a there’s a there’s a chronological process that happens in our brain that takes place. And so we do these things you know subconsciously we do these things in order to get dressed. And so whenever early onset dementia comes on the process gets broken down. Something in the in the chronological process of getting dressed or paying your bills or taking your medication or fixing a meal something in that process one of those steps gets lost. And so the speech therapist comes through and works with the patient all the way through the steps and the patient really learns the steps. I mean it’s it’s a wonderful thing to see someone who’s forgotten how to do something and a speech therapist spent three or four weeks with them and to see in the documentation that that person has learned how he learned how to fix a meal or that person has learned how to pay their bills again or that person has learned how to put their shoes on again. home health care
What a rewarding career to have in general to be out to see that progress in a patient that is really struggling with independence and also remembering what a lot of us would call the simple things. Right absolutely. Yes. That’s just amazing. So so we’ve we’ve all just learned well what dysphasia is thanks to a king Larry and his infinite wealth of knowledge on the subject and so was the overall rehabilitation. Oral communication. Dementia care as well as you mentioned there Larry. So what we’re going to do then is move on to Fassett for this quad facets from Restore home healthcare of Oklahoma delivering healthcare in Oklahoma in the comfort of your own homes. home health care
Let’s see so we go fast forward is occupational therapy right now. As far as participating in the work you know self-care and play it’s all essential to health and well-being. Therapists they work to enhance your your patients daily development and function so that that is a function of you of your loved one whether it’s yourself or somebody that you know that’s very near and dear to you. So you know that that really focuses on the independent living the daily living skills. Well let me ask you this Larry.
What is a deal compensators technique training. home health care
Well I mean well first let’s define ADHD. It’s a very broad statement. ADHD is activities of daily living and we all have those. It’s the activities of our daily living our are different for everyone. And when someone who has experienced an exacerbation of their disease process whether it’s congestive heart failure whether it’s they’ve had some sort of surgery that’s left them with you know generalized weakness or they’ve had a stroke of some sort that’s left them with paralysis. They’re not able to do their typical activities of daily living activities of daily living are getting dressed. Combing your hair brushing your teeth getting in and out of the shower getting in and off getting on and off of the commode are using the restroom walking.
Fixing a meal or answering the phone. All of these things are activities of daily living. And so without being able to do those things in your daily living is affected.
So an occupational therapist would come in and they would go OK. home health care
The physical therapist is working with strength and endurance and gait training and these things that are very important to mobility whereas the occupational therapist would focus in on these activities of daily living and how they can assist that person to either really learn how to dress their upper body dress their lower body get in and out of the shower get on and off of the commode reuse the telephone and work in the kitchen and prepare a meal. You know all of these things that bring someone in the home setting our in-home health care from a level of dependence to independence and that is that is the goal of home health care home health care is not to bring someone on service and to keep them on service for a long time. That is why we have these you know these highly trained occupational therapists speech therapist and physical therapist who. Come into the home and provide this intense sort of therapy to bring people up out of this sort of kind of dependent level to a level of higher independence and it’s such a wonderful thing to see and be a part of.
It really feels like you’re making a difference in the world and you’re really making people’s lives better. And I restore home health care we take it seriously. We take every patient we know each one of them by name and we take their care and we place it on a very high pedestal and we we are we are we are passionate about seeing them being able to get dressed again on their own. home health care
And while that might sound simple if you are not able to put your shirt and your pants on you’re not going out the door. And so we we take it very seriously for sure.
Absolutely. Absolutely. That’s great stuff Larry. Great stuff indeed. So we just learned what IDEO pretending training is in my infinite ignorance I had absolutely no idea. So we got muscle education in the aspect of occupational therapy perceptual perceptual motor training fine motor coordination.
There are developmental treatments sensory treatment orthotics splinting adaptive equipment fabrication and training. So ladies and gentlemen we have the full facets of the restore home health experience or should I say the full chorus of restore home health care that’s a beautiful good good.
That just came to my head just now. Thank you. Appreciate it. Paulism poll is it. Yeah I like that. I like that Paulism so.
Just to recap we got the skilled nursing services. We then have the physical therapy. We have speech therapy and we have occupational therapy and ladies and gentlemen he got on understand there’s so much more to restore home health care of Oklahoma than just four corners. But I wanted to share just to just a percentage. home health care
A tiny percentage of what it is that restoring health care of Oklahoma can offer you your parents your loved ones your patients whoever it may be that needs taking care of at home restore home health care can come in and take care of business in that respect. Larry it’s been a pleasure.
It has I’ve really enjoyed talking about these skills and these professional individuals that come into the home care setting and provide home health care restore home health is is by far and I might be a little bit prejudiced but I believe this because I eat sleep and breathe that every single day and I’m passionate about this mission that we’re providing in the northeast Oklahoma and central Oklahoma that we are on a mission to improve people’s lives every single day it’s about Health Hope and wholeness wonderful Larry and this is Alison’s listening were in there.
How would they get hold of you guys. You know how they you know get some home health care if they had some questions What were they going to do.
Well right now if if if anyone had any questions about home care services or they had any questions about what it would look like to have a home health care come in and care for your parents. You can reach me or one of our wonderful customer service representatives that are intake people at our Tulsa office at 9 1 8 7 4 7 1 3 2 0 and any one of those individuals would be more than happy to answer your questions. They’ve all been in this home care atmosphere in this home care service for years and years and so they completely understand what it is and they completely understand what it is that you’re trying to accomplish going forward and to care for yourself or to care for the person that you love.
Excellent. Thank you so much Larry. A first 9 1 8 7 4 7 1 3 2 0. Thank you for listening and we’ll talk you next time.