Private Duty Nursing

San Rafael's pediatric home health care program is designed to provide continuous care to chronically ill children. Under this program, a San Rafael nurse is placed in the home to care for the patient. The length and frequency of the services depends on the medical needs of the patient.

The care and services provided by a San Rafael nurse at this level include:  

  •   Ventilators

  • Tracheotomies

  • G Buttons

  • NGT/G-Tubes

  • Feeding Pumps

  • Oxygen/ Pulse Oximetry Needs

  • Nebulizer Treatments

  • Respiratory Insufficiency

  • Neurological Deficiencies and Syndromes

  • Seizure Disorders

  • Severe Developmental Delays and Genetic Disorders   

Personal Assistance 

San Rafael's pediatric home health care provides an attendant to assistant with non-technical, medically-related personal care for pediatric patients. This program is available to children whose health concerns cause them to be functionally limited and difficult for parents to manage on their own.  

Depending on the pediatric patient's needs, the attendant can provide the following services:

  • Bathing   

  •  Dressing

  • Grooming

  • Ambulating/ Transfer Assistance

  • Companion Services

  • Laundry

  • Light Housekeeping

  • Meal Preparation

  • Medication Management   

 

Occupational
Therapy

San Rafael provides skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve greater independence and functionality in their daily lives.  

Occupational therapy strives to provide the tools and skills to maintain day to day tasks like feeding, dressing, cooking, ambulating and other motor tasks to patients. By providing the tools and training to work around possible injuries and conditions can vastly improve quality of life and improve functionality and the ability to return to a more normal routine.

What Occupational Therapists Do:

  • Help achieve developmental milestones

  • Educate parents and other care givers

  • Improve cognition

  • Encourage problem-solving for day to day tasks

Benefits of Occupational Therapy:

  • Individual and Case by Case Activities and Exercises

  • Improvement of Functionality and Quality of Life

  • Encourages more Normal Routines and Return to Day to Day Functions

  • Improved Independence and Mobility   

Physical
Therapy

San Rafael offers skilled treatments for pediatric patients to help their gross motor skills, coordination and acute injury rehabilitation.

The goal of physical therapy is to improve mobility, function and quality of life. Physical therapists use their medical experience and training as well as the patient's medical history and the long and short-term goals. Physical therapy is not just simply exercise: the main goal is to improve mobility and quality of life.  

What Physical Therapists Do:

  • Provide Case by Case Individual Exercise Lists

  • Encourage Stretching and Other Physical Activities

  • Keep Muscles Active

  • Improve Muscle Mobility and Functionality through Stretching and Exercise

Benefits of Physical Therapy Include:

  • Strengthen Muscles

  • Relieve Pain

  • Aid in Injury or Surgery Healing

  • Improve Mobility

  • Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

  • Manage Vascular Conditions

  • Prevent Further Injury or Illness

  • Manage Heart and Lung Conditions

 

Speech
Therapy

San Rafael offers treatments for pediatric patients that have difficult with verbal communication. Our speech therapy program includes receptive and expressive language skills, oral motor skill improvement and improved feeding skills.

Speech therapy helps improve the use of motor skills, communication disorders and swallowing disorders. Swallowing disorders can arise in children with some chronic illnesses and they can seriously impact communication as well as feeding and breathing.

What Speech Therapists Do:

  • Assess Communication Needs and Concerns

  • Assess and Help Treat Swallowing Disorders and Concerns

  • Improve Oral Motor and Oral Feeding Concerns and Issues

  • Assess and Improve Auditory Processing Concerns and Disorders

  • Assist and Assess Articulation Concerns

Benefits of Speech Therapy Include:

  • Help Provide Crucial Communication Skills

  • Assistance and Improvement of Swallowing Functionality

  • Improvement of Social Skills through Improved Communication

  • Cognitive Benefits

  • Assistance with Various Non-Verbal Methods of Communication like:

    • Sign Language

    • Sign Boards

    • Picture Communication

 

 

Adult Private Pay Services

San Rafael specializes in pediatric home health care but also provides private pay healthcare services for adults in need.  

Here are the levels of care we provide to adult patients:

 

Basic
Attendant

  • Meal Preparation

  • Laundry

  • Companion Services

Advanced
Attendant

  • Meal Preparation

  • Laundry

  • Companion Services

  • Dressing

  • Grooming

  • Ambulation/Transfer Assistance

  • Medication Management    

Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA)

  • Meal Preparation

  • Laundry

  • Light Housekeeping

  • Companion Services

  • Dressing

  • Grooming

  • Ambulation/ Transfer Assistance

  • Medication Management

  • Bathing

  • Rehabilitation Activities

  • Catheter Care

  • Non-Sterile Dressing Changes

 

Service Areas and Coverage


 

San Rafael services the Greater San Antonio Area including: Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Bandera, Frio and Guadalupe Counties.  

 
 

Our services are covered by Medicaid, Private Insurance and Private Pay.  

 
 

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