Gulf County's Local Home Health Agency

Wewahitchka:(850) 639-3333

Port St. Joe:(850) 227-3331

Services

Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing

Our nursing staff offers a wide range of services including wound care, IV therapy, tube feeding, medication management & education, ostomy care, catheter care, and TPN. We also provide aftercare in the home following a surgical procedure, patient education regarding a new disease process such as Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other services as ordered by a physician.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

We provide Physical Therapy to assist in recovering from multiple illnesses such as Stroke and Heart Attack. We also provide therapy to assist in recovering from falls, joint replacements, amputations and exacerbation of disease processes such as Congestive Heart Failure, Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, etc.


Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy with Anchor Home Health Care, Inc. is designed to assist the patient and family members with restoring communication skills and life sustaining abilities, such as eating and swallowing, in a safe manner. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), sometimes called Speech Therapist, will collaborate with nurses, physicians, and family members to create plan of care with goals and objectives aimed to increase independence and improve your quality of life. Our services in the home typically include:

  • Evaluate current abilities for swallowing, communication skills and cognitive skills
  • Create a plan of care for communication, cognitive-linguistic, and/or swallowing problems
  • Improve communication skills to positively impact safety and quality of life
  • Enhance attention, memory, reasoning, safety awareness, coping strategies and problem solving
  • Home exercise programs for daily practice with learned skills

Signs that Speech Therapy is needed in a home setting:

  • Following a diagnosis/ onset of a neurological disease: Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Aphasia
  • After a CVA or Stroke, surgery, or trauma where swallowing or communication is affected
  • If a person has difficulty in managing personal, medical, or financial matters
  • New onset of choking/ coughing when eating or drinking
  • Difficulty expressing themselves verbally
  • Difficulty communicating due to age-related hearing loss


Medical Social Worker

Our Medical Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

  • Assess patients' and families' psychosocial, environmental, and financial needs.
  • Formulate, implement, and evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, and other caregivers, and provides case management as appropriate.
  • Assist the team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to the patients’ health problems.
  • Monitor, observe, and evaluate changes and progress in patient’s condition and environment. Reporting changes, progress, or lack of progress to physician and/or nurse case manager.
  • Acts as key source in patient situations such as: assisting the patient and caregiver in how to identify personal and environmental problems that predispose the patient to illness or a hinderence to the healing process.
  • Ineffective patient/family coping and decision making advance directives long term or assisted living placement substance abuse abuse/neglect and/or bereavement.


Home Health Aide for ADL Assistance

We assist patients in activities of daily living such as showering, ambulation, range of motion, skin care, grooming needs, oral care, and foot care.