A FAMILY TRADITION OF CARING

Home Health

Pulmonary and Respiratory Care

For Gulf Coast patients suffering from respiratory ailments, such as difficulty breathing or chronic lung disease, the medical staff at Saad Healthcare is comprised of nurses who are certified in pulmonary medicine, and understand what medications and exercise programs can benefit you most. They are trained in the most advanced treatments for your lungs and follow strict measures and protocols to provide you with the best and safest methods of care. At Saad Healthcare, we offer services ranging from cardiopulmonary rehabilitation – Education, exercise, peer support and guidance from our staff of medical professionals to help you cope with lung disease, to sleep apnea evaluation – Assessing how well you breathe during sleep, to lung cancer.

Saad Healthcare provides treatment for the following respiratory ailments:

Asthma

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)

Emphysema

Chronic bronchitis

Pneumonia

Cystic fibrosis

Lung cancer

Sleep apnea

Respiratory failure

Diabetic Care

Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires ongoing medical care as well as patient self-management, and education to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications. At Saad Healthcare our trained staff is uniquely prepared to treat and manage complications as they arise under guidance from your primary care physician.

Our diabetic care provisions include:

Lymphedema therapy

Eye examination

Insulin therapy

Wound care

Enterostomal Therapy

This specialized field of nursing involves caring for patients with stomas, incontinence, dermal ulcers and other select skin conditions or those needing wound care. The skilled nursing staff at Saad Healthcare specializes in caring for patients with urinary and/or fecal diversions, draining wounds and fistulas, incontinence, and chronic wounds such as pressure, or vascular ulcers.

Saad Healthcare therapists can provide rehabilitative care to those with disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems that has required the surgical creation of an ostomy (stoma). The primary goal of therapy for Saad Healthcare is to facilitate the transition from the hospital to the home. A Saad enterostomal therapy nurse will provide the patient and their families with the education needed for independent stoma care at home, as well as education to prevent and treat certain stomal complications and skin problems.

Our outpatient service also provides an opportunity for follow-up care by the enterostomal therapy nurse for reasons such as these:

Alterations can be made in the plan of care, if needed

Previous education can be reinforced

Emotional support can be provided

Stoma and skin problems can be resolved

IV Services

At Saad Healthcare we can deliver liquid substances and medications intravenously. This intravenous route of administration can be used by our highly trained and skilled staff to administer injections or infusions, commonly referred to as drips. Infusions may be required for chemotherapy for patients who do not require hospitalization, antibiotic therapy, diabetes treatment, vitamin therapy, hydration, physician-prescribed treatments, and pain management for the patient suffering from chronic pain. I.V. Therapy allows the patient to return home from the hospital at an earlier stage of treatment while maintaining the highest level of care. Education for the patient and family in combination with close supervision by our skilled nursing professionals are key elements of each patient’s program.

Physical Therapy

With over 40 registered physical therapists and assistants, Saad Healthcare provides highly skilled services for many illnesses, injuries, and surgeries.  Our goal is our patients’ recovery and maximizing their independence. We offer more frequency with better outcomes on our specialized programs, which allow for a faster recovery time.  Services are provided in home and are second to none in providing state-of-the-art treatment following an injury or surgery such as knee or hip replacement, LSVT or Parkinson's care.

Services Include:

Evaluation/Treatment

Fall Prevention Program (Steady Steps)

Therapeutic Exercises

Gait Training

Neuro Re-education/Balance

Endurance and Strengthening for Cardiac Rehab

Spine/Joint Mobilization

Home Assessment for Safety/Accessibility; Medical Equipment Evaluation and Training

LSVT Big (Parkinson’s Program)

Lower Extremity Mobilization

Modalities as Indicated: anodyne, ultrasound, E-STIM, Phonophresis, TENS, Moist hot- pack

Surgical Protocols: Total Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Replacements; Spinal Surgery Rehab

Stroke Recovery

Amputation with Prosthetic Training

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is about helping people do the day-to-day tasks that "occupy" their work or leisure time, sustain themselves, and enable them to contribute to the wider community. It is these opportunities to get back to these task following an illness or injury, which occupational therapy provides, that prove important and meaningful to the health of our patients at Saad Healthcare.

Our highly skilled therapists enable patients to lead more productive, active, and independent lives through a variety of methods, including the use of adaptive equipment. Saad occupational therapists work with patients in several environments, such as in their homes or in one of our care facilities. In the home environment, they are trained to assess for hazards and identify environmental factors that contribute to falls. Saad Healthcare therapists are often instrumental in assessing for appropriate wheelchairs and other specialized medical equipment for their patients.

Speech Therapy

At Saad Healthcare our on-staff speech therapists work toward preventing, assessing, diagnosing, and treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. At Saad Healthcare, we lead the way in this important rehabilitation service. Often needed following an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury, social communication disorders are also found in individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury. The therapists at Saad Healthcare are trained in the latest modalities to provide best-in-class care for patients suffering from any kind of speech disorder. We offer specialized programs geared towards Parkinson’s patients (LSVT), with clinically proven methods for improving speech and voice that are tailored for each individual’s needs.

Services Include:

Evaluation/Treatment

Swallowing/Speech/Cognition

Vital-STIM

LSVT Loud (Parkinson’s)

PESL (Accent Modification)

Home Infusion Therapy

Receiving therapy at home from Saad Healthcare, outside of a hospital or clinical setting, is often a preferable option for those facing chronic illnesses, recuperating from surgery, or being treated for an infection. It is primarily a safe and cost-effective alternative to an extended stay in a hospital or nursing home, and allows the individual to maintain their normal daily activities at home. Our goal at Saad Healthcare is always to provide ways for our patients to keep living life to the fullest, and home infusion therapy serves that end.

Saad Healthcare has been delivering compassionate, best-in-class care to our patients for over 50 years and offer services home infusion therapy unsurpassed in the Gulf Coast region, including:

Alpha-1 augmentation

Anti-infectives (antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals)

Chemotherapy

Hemophilia therapies

Hydration

Inotropes (cardiology)

Immunoglobulins (IVIg and SCIg)

Immunosuppressives

Infusions for MS (TYSABRI® Touch and LEMTRADA program-certified?)

Nutrition – Enteral (tube feeding)

Nutrition – Parenteral

Nutrition – Intradialytic parenteral (IDPN)

Pain management, palliative care

Pre- and post-transplant therapies

Specialized Wound Care

Saad Healthcare's Wound Care Program offers a comprehensive approach to caring for patients with acute and chronic wounds.  Using the most advanced and effective wound care products and therapies, our experienced team of wound care clinicians work with a patient’s physician to develop an individualized treatment plan.  Using researched based protocols, our goals are reducing healing time, enhancing patient comfort, and restoring quality of life.

Candidates and Types of Wounds:

Wounds that fail to heal correctly or that heal too slowly can be caused by a number of conditions. Patients with acute or chronic wounds that do not show signs of healing after two weeks, and patients with complicated surgical or traumatic wounds, whatever the wound’s cause or associated disabilities, may be appropriate for Saad’s Wound Care Program.

Examples of wounds that we treat include:

Diabetic Wounds

Surgical Wounds

Pressure Wounds

Arterial Wounds

Radiation Necrosis

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Osteomyelitis

Traumatic Wounds

Soft Tissue Infections

Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps

Gangrene

Complex Soft Tissue Wounds

Collagen Vascular Wounds

Osteoradionecrosis

Treatment is provided in the privacy of the patients home

A team approach is used for complex cases, integrating specialized skills and insights from a variety of disciplines. Our Wound Care Certified nurses and physical therapists with advanced wound care training and certification deliver a comprehensive range of services to our patients, including:

Performing extensive assessment to detect factors causing delayed wound healing and working with the patient’s physician to treat the underlying conditions

Providing the physician with status reports on the healing progression, with digital imagery

Performing risk assessment for potential skin problems

Recommending supportive equipment and wound care products to accelerate healing

Evaluating treatment for effectiveness and adjusting therapies as needed to achieve results

Reviewing environmental factors that may impede healing

Providing nutritional guidance and education to augment the healing process

Educating patients and caregivers to ensure adherence to the treatment plan

Palliative Care Hospice Bridge Program

Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for patients with serious illnesses.  Our certified registered nurse practitioners see patients at home, to help manage symptoms of serious illnesses at any stage. Patients can expect relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping.  Our Nurse Practitioners help patients understand their choices for medical care.  With the ability to prescribe medications and to coordinate care with the patient’s entire health network, palliative care provides the best possible quality of life.  The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any stage in an illness and can be provided alongside or in conjunction with other curative treatments.

What to Expect for Patients and Families:

Regular home visits from a nurse practitioner

24/7 Access to Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, Including urgent home visits when needed

Expert help to manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath, and constipation

Ability to prescribe medications when needed

Patient education about illness trajectory and available community resources

Support and effective communication with caregivers

Conversations about patients’ health care goals

Assistance with forms, such as advanced directives

For Physicians and Health Plans

Palliative care is specialized care for patients who are considered to be in their last 12 months of life due to illnesses such as cancer, advanced heart failure, advanced COPD, Advanced ESRD, end-stage liver disease, and advanced dementia

A mechanism for PCP’s and Specialists to coordinate care for their most seriously ill patients outside of the office

Savings in time and money for physicians through the provision of additional support to patients and their families

Enhanced information on patients’ health status between office visits

Reduced hospital admissions

Reduced medical expenses

Greater patient satisfaction and engagement

Improved clinical outcomes

Home Health Aide Services

Home Health Aide, and Personal Care Services, can be provided to elderly or debilitated residents and their caregivers in their homes by a certified Saad Healthcare aide with the intention of enabling them to continue to live in their homes and avoid placement in a facility such as a nursing home or hospital.

A fairly broad range of services can be provided by Saad, the most relevant of which are personal care and chore services, such as:

Errands - food and household shopping, medication pick up and delivery

Home Management Assistance - cleaning, laundry, assistance with mail, minor reparations to home, medication identification, and check writing

Meal Preparation - cooking, labeling, and storage

Personal Care - assistance with personal hygiene, mobility, eating and dressing

Respite Care – In-home short term caregiver relief

Transitional Care Management

We use disease management interventions targeted towards patients transitioning from one care setting to another. Here is what you can expect from Transitional Care Management

Home visits by a Nurse Practitioner who delivers education, reinforces self-care instructions, and performs physical examinations

Implement evidence based treatment guidelines and lead home health multidisciplinary team

Aid in reducing hospital readmissions and other avoidable medical expenses

Telehealth And Telemonitoring

Telemonitoring by Saad Healthcare uses the latest digital technologies to collect medical and health data from patients remotely and transmits that information securely to health care providers at Saad for assessment and recommendations.

Monitoring programs can collect a wide range of health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and even electrocardiograms. The data is then transmitted digitally to our nursing staff for assessment.  Our monitoring program can also help keep people healthy, allow older or disabled individuals to live at home longer and avoid having to move into long-term care facilities. TeleHealth by Saad Healthcare can also help reduce the number of hospitalizations, readmissions, and lengths of stay in the hospital—all of which will not only help improve quality of life but control healthcare cost.

Psychiatric Nursing Program

Saad Healthcare psychiatric nurses are highly-skilled, well-educated nurses with special certifications that provide direct care to their patients. This includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress under direction from the patient’s primary care physician or referring facility. Psychiatric nurses require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy to deal with patients that display the symptoms and behavior patterns of emotional disturbance or suffer from mental illness.

At Saad Healthcare we offer several modalities, treatments and care levels for those patients requiring this special skill set. Our nurses provide care with dignity and compassion regardless of the severity of the condition.

Services Include:

Psychiatric nursing consultations and evaluations

Venipuncture and monitoring of blood levels of psychotropic medication

Assistance in transitioning the patient from the hospital to community

Identification, coordination and mobilization of the support structure needed to maintain the client in the community