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Apismellis Homecare is a Medicare / Medicaid certified Agency. If you are eligible for Medicare A Benefits, we will provide benefits at no costs to you or your family. We are also affiliated with major managed care plans and most insurance carriers.

Home Care Dietitian and Nutrition Support

Apismellis Homecare offers homebound patients access to a registered dietitian for nutritional support, treatment, and diet planning services. Our home care dietitians can provide important nutritional support for individuals who require a sudden change in diet due to the diagnosis of a disease or condition. Additionally, we can provide nutrition support and education for individuals transitioning to tube feeding or back from tube feeding to oral nutrition. Our home care dietitians are available to patients living near any of our home care centers including in St. Louis, Missouri and in Lake Havasu City or Parker, Arizona.

Our experienced home care dieticians can provide nutrition support for the management of chronic illnesses and diseases including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Unintended Weight Loss

Types Nutrition Support of Services

Home care dietitians provide important information and nutrition support for individuals with chronic diseases and other health concerns. The nutrition support available from these registered dietitians can help individuals to remain in their home environment while managing their disease. Home care dietitians can provide education and information to individuals with special dietary concerns. In addition to offering nutrition counseling and education, our nutrition support services also help individuals during the transition to tube feeding.

The main types of nutrition support services that are available from home health dietitians and nurses include:

  • Specialized Diet Planning: With this service, our home care dietitians create individualized plans to address each patient's illness and special health needs. The home health care dietitians take into consideration each patient's unique lifestyle to create a healthy diet plan for their needs. Our home health care dietitians can also provide nutrition education for patients and their families that focus on nutrition concerns and each patient's particular illness.
  • Enteral Nutrition: Enteral Nutrition is a nutrition support service for patients who are not able to receive nutrients by mouth but do have functioning digestive tracts. With enteral nutrition support, an individual receives nutrition through a feeding tube placed in the patient's stomach or intestine. This service is commonly needed by stoke patients who have trouble swallowing, patients with neuromuscular diseases, or patients with head or neck cancer.
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN): Total Parenteral Nutrition is for patients who are unable to receive nutrients by mouth or feeding tube. This form of nutrition support uses IV infusion therapy to supply patients with a balanced amount of calories, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats as prescribed by their physician.

Receive Home Care Dietitian Services

If you are interested in our home care dietitian or nutrition support services for you or a loved one, please feel free to contact us. We offer nutrition support services to meet any patients’ needs. Our home care dietitians will work with each patient's physician when necessary to develop a healthy nutritional support plan. These home care dietitian and nutrition support services are available to homebound patients and seniors located near any of our home care center locations.

If you are a physician or healthcare provider interested in our home care dietitian and nutrition support services for a patient, feel free to contact us for additional information. Our registered dietitians can develop customized plans to meet your patient's individual nutritional needs. To complete a referral for a patient to our home care nutrition support services, please complete our online home care referral form or contact one of our home care center locations by phone.