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Home Health

The Gift of Health & Independence

There’s No Place Like Home
Being surrounded by family, friends and the things that make a house a home is the very essence of home care. We will provide services in the comfort of your home while you’re recovering from an illness or surgery. Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are on an intermittent basis in accordance with your physician’s orders. We strive to support healing at home and our primary purpose is to educate patients and their caregivers. This education will enable patients to promote self-care and remain in the comfort and independence of their own homes for as long as possible.

Special People…Special Care
Our skilled professional staff is trained to provide comprehensive care to address your specific needs. Our multi-disciplinary team includes skilled nursing, enterostomal/wound care, diabetic teaching, psychiatric nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathologist, registered dietitian, medical social worker and home health aides.*

We are a licensed and Medicare-certified agency. We accept Medicare and private insurance and will verify coverage as well as file claims.

* Not all services listed above are available at all home health agencies.

Who is eligible?

Patients who:

  • Require skilled nursing and/or need assistance with activities of daily living
  • Are essentially “homebound.” This means an inability to leave home unassisted
  • Require part-time, intermittent, or daily care
  • Are under the care of a physician. These services require an order from your physician

What does a home health nurse do for you?

Home health nurses may help you with:

  • Diabetes – Teach diabetic management, self care; teach glucose monitoring
  • Cardiovascular Disorders – Educate on signs and symptoms; assess cardiopulmonary status
  • Surgery – Post-op management
  • Neurologic Care – Strokes, post-op neurosurgical care and other neurological deficits
  • Medication/Diet Changes – Teach medication and adherence with new/old regimens
  • Asthma/COPD – Educate on disease management
  • Wound Care – Assess for signs of infection and dressing changes

What does a physical therapist do?

  • Exercises for strengthening
  • Walker, cane and assistive device teaching
  • Teaches gait training
  • Uses ice packs and hot packs
  • Traction in your own home
  • Total joint rehabilitation

What does an occupational therapist do?

Assists individuals with mental or physical illness or disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible (activities of daily living) in their daily lives

What does a medical social worker do?

  • Assesses the home environment
  • Makes proper referrals to appropriate sources
  • Counseling services

What does a speech therapist do?

Helps you with your speech problem after a stroke or other illness and counsels your family

What does a home health aide do?

  • Helps with personal care
  • Works under the supervision of a registered nurse

How can I get this service?

Anyone can refer a patient… you, your family, a neighbor, minister, physician, etc. If you qualify, your physician will be contacted, and he will give the agency written orders for home health.

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