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Specialty & Services

Focus on Physical Therapy

Doug Krahenbuhl

Doug earned his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 1986, having already completed a BA in Education. His passion for people and promoting a healthy lifestyle has led to 25 years of experience in acute and orthopedic care. Although Doug has worked in and served as director for outpatient clinics in the Salt Lake Valley, Doug states he enjoys Midas Creek due to the wonderful staff, especially Administrator Leisa Sanchez.

Doug’s personal interests include his wife and four grown children, outdoor activities, physical fitness, orthopedic design, the arts, and seeking balance in life.

Midas Creek Home Health Specialties

Diabetes Management

  • Insulin administration
  • Meal preparation
  • Diabetic education

Total Joint Replacement Rehab Program

  • Home safety equipment installation (grab bars, etc.)
  • Post surgery therapy

Safe Steps Fall Prevention Program

  • Physical therapy specializing in balance and strengthening
  • Free in-home evaluation from our certified RNs

Automatic Pill Dispensers

  • Medication set-up in automated lock and key pill dispensers with alarms.

 

Cardiac Program

The program helps patients understand the cardiac condition or disease, and its management. Our highly specialized cardiac nurses, together with the physicians, hospitals and clinics, patient and their families, to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient that will provide the tools and education to promote cardiovascular health. We have developed a systematic approach to care for the care-compromised patient in their home environment including:

  • Monitoring and reporting of vital signs, physical and mental status
  • Educating the patient/family in the disease process, medication regime, diet, restrictions, ect.
  • Monitoring the therapeutic effects/side effects of medication
  • Observation, assessment, and reporting of cardiac status
  • O2 Therapy
  • Intravenous Drug Therapy
  • Lab draws
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy for strengthening, lifestyle modification, and energy conservation
  • Monitoring of anti-coagulation by fingerstick INR
  • Evaluate patient safety, home assessment, need for assistive devices
  • Guide the patient to increase activity
  • Reinforce patient awareness of Target Heart Rate (THR), instruction in body mechanics and every conservation techniques
  • Instruct in relaxation techniques and mental imagery
  • Facilitate full participation in Activities Daily Living (ADL)
  • Teach low intensity aerobic and anaerobic exercise in both supine and sitting positions
  • Reduce patient and family anxiety
  • Provide a bridge for a continuum of care after the inpatient stay

Midas Creek Home Health Services

  • Medication set-up
  • RN on call 24/7
  • On-site discharge planning available
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Certified nursing aides
  • Medical social services
  • IV Therapy
  • Wound and ostomy care
  • Diabetic management
  • Fingerstick PT/INR anticoagulation monitoring
  • Medical director
  • Bowel care/Catheter care
  • Blood draws