Home Care Nurses
The Scott & White Home Care features registered nurses who combine experience with compassion. The nursing team is available 24 hours a day to meet the needs of home bound patients. We partner with the patient’s specialist or primary care provider to ensure open channels of communication and to avoid duplication of services.
Whether you are a community physician in private practice or a Scott & White physician, the Home Care nurses will proactively alert you to changes in the patient’s status or plan of care. We seek to actively engage the patient’s doctor to increase the likelihood of a healthier outcome.
For Scott & White Healthcare Physicians and Patients
When a Scott & White physician recommends Scott & White Home Care for a patient, he offers them advantages in service that are not available through any other home care provider.
Both the Home Care team and the Scott & White staff members at other sites have unique access to Scott & White’s electronic medical records (EMR) system. This means there is no need to spend time faxing medical records. Our team has the patient’s information at our finger tips.
If you select an outside home care service, you will likely need to complete paperwork or phone in your referral. Scott & White Home Care takes this burden off your busy schedule. While you may prefer to call in your referrals, we are the only home care provider that lets you use DWP to submit your referral!
Scott & White physicians and patients will enjoy the ease of DWP for coordinating referrals. A staff member may send the referral through DWP by selecting the facility as “Memorial Hospital.” In the next option you will see a drop down box where you can select Home Care .
Scott & White Home Care welcomes your questions and is always ready to assist. Please contact us at 254-724-4090 for further information.
Services are available to those who meet criteria, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, political belief, or religion. Scott & White Home Care is uniquely positioned to serve patients speaking foreign languages. Not only does the nursing team feature Spanish speaking members, we are proud to offer in home translation services for other languages.
Patients, who meet the criteria for Home Care, may benefit from our array of nursing services.
- Observation and evaluation of patient’s condition
- Education about their medications
- Wound care
- Foley catheter insertion and care
- Health education on disease processes
- Lab draws
- Home safety evaluation
Nursing care includes a broad range of services aimed at increasing the healthy lifespan of the patient. Unfortunately, there are instances when patients fail to thrive due to a terminal illness or complications of a chronic disease.
Should this situation arise, our nursing team and medical director, Michael Moffitt, MD, will collaborate with the patient’s physician to determine if hospice is a more appropriate option. To learn more about Scott & White Hospice, please call 800-299-2033 .
The integration of a patient’s support system of friends and family into the care plan may positively impact the patient’s progress. To this end, Scott & White Home Care eagerly looks for opportunities to educate caregivers on:
- The patient’s disease and its natural progression
- The purpose, proper dosing, side effects and administration of the patient’s medication
- Prevention techniques to limit the exacerbation of the disease
- Oxygen use and safety considerations
- Fall and injury prevention
- Wound care
- Ostomy care