Home Health Care
Home Health Care is devoted to bringing professional health services right into your home; where you feel most comfortable. We offer 24 hours a day, 365 days per year nursing support. Also physical
therapies, home health aides
services, and medical/social
services to those recuperating from illness or learning to cope with chronic disease and disability.
Skilled nursing staff provides care under the direction of a physician and may include, but is not limited to:
- Total parenteral / enteral nutrition
- Pain management
- Diabetic instruction
- Catheter changes
- Ostomy care and wound care
- Dressing changes
- Blood draw for diagnostic tests
- Post surgery care
- Bed-bound or terminally ill care
Physical therapists provide exercise programs including therapeutic exercise programs, instruction on transfer techniques and gait training, instruction on the use of wheelchairs, walkers, artificial limbs, or other special equipment.
Professional speech pathologists focus on problems related to speech, memory, and communication skills and may include redevelopment of memory retention, relearning writing and reading skills, swallow function, and oral/facial strengthening exercises.
Occupational therapist functions include instruction on the use of upper extremities (elbows to fingers), assistance in activities of daily living, and the use of special adaptive equipment.
A registered dietitian will provide nutritional screening on instruction for a patient’s diet. The professional dietitians are also trained in dietary supplements as needed.
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides provide personal care assistance under a registered nurse’s supervision. Services include bathing, dressing, mouth/teeth hygiene, meal preparation, some light housekeeping, and assistance with exercise programs as prescribed.
Medical/Social Service Assistance
Services are provided by a Medical Social Worker to help with personal, family, work, financial, and other problems that accompany major illness or disability. They may include social and emergency assessments, long-range placement, and community resource linking.
Referrals and Insurance Coverage
Home Health referrals are accepted seven days a week and may be made by calling (812) 522-0460, asking your physician, or inquiring while a patient is in the hospital.
Payment of Home Health Care services may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA, or private insurance programs. Individuals may also pay for services not covered by insurance. Our staff can assist in answering your specific questions about reimbursement.