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Cardiology

Many people with chronic heart problems are now receiving the care they need in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their homes. Our team of experts – including experienced cardiac nurses, physical and occupational therapists, home infusion nurses, social workers, and certified home health aides – delivers coordinated, specialized care to patients in homes throughout the South Shore. If you or a loved one is suffering from heart disease or recovering from a heart attack or surgical procedure, our multidisciplinary team can help manage your illness, prevent complications, avoid hospital readmissions, reach your recovery goals, and improve your overall quality of life.

Diabetes

Our Diabetes Program brings education, medical care, and support to the home environment to help patients and their families better manage and understand diabetes. Our team of diabetes specialists will design an individualized plan of care to meet your personal goals and needs. You will learn about diabetes and be given the tools you need to manage your disease and recognize the signs of complications.

Home Infusion Therapy

Our Home Infusion Therapy Program makes it possible for patients to receive intravenous medications for a full range of medical conditions without the need for hospitalization. Our certified infusion nurses work with local pharmacies to facilitate a seamless move from inpatient care to home care, and to assure the delivery of safe, effective intravenous therapy in the comfort of your home. Our infusion therapy services include everything from hydration and chemotherapy to advanced IV therapies such as immunosuppressive drugs.

Wound/Ostomy/Continence

Our Wound/Ostomy/Continence Program involves the assessment, treatment and management of acute and chronic wounds, including diabetic, vascular, pressure, stasis ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds, as well as ostomy care and continence management. Our certified ostomy continence nurses (WOCN) provide specialized care to promote healing, prevent complications, and help patients with self-care issues. They work in collaboration with the physicians and staff at South Shore Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing to assure positive outcomes.

Oncology

Our Oncology Program provides at-home nursing and rehabilitative care to patients with cancer diagnoses. The program is collaboratively managed with the patient's physicians, certified oncology nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and others. Services include education, support, infusion therapy, and symptom management. All care is personalized, focusing on the physical, mental, and social well-being of the patient and family.

Geriatrics/Alzheimer’s Care

Our Geriatrics/Alzheimer Program is designed to help older patients remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our care team includes registered nurses with advanced training in the care and treatment of older adults. The program includes assessment, treatment, and case management for frail and at-risk elders, as well as coordination of support services and community resources, as necessary. Our goal is to keep you or your loved one as physically and cognitively active as possible, to enhance quality of life, and provide helpful instruction and understanding to caregivers.

    

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