Home Health Care for Newborns

Home Care - A Guide to Home Health Care Services

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What is Home Care
Home Care includes services that are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically ill or terminally ill persons. Skilled intermittent home health care allows patients to stay in the comfort of their own home while receiving the medical attention and therapeutic services he or she needs. Home visits are prescribed by the patientís physician.

What Services Does Home Care Service?
Southern Illinois Home Care provides the following services to patients in their homes: An Individual may receive a single type of home health service or a combination of services, depending on the complexity of their needs. If the patient qualifies, home health services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial health insurance companies and managed care organizations.

  • Skilled Nursing
    Registered Nurses (RNís) provide skilled services that may not be preformed safely and effectively by the patient or their families in the home. Some of these services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, education regarding disease treatment and prevention as well as patient clinical assessments. Southern Illinois Home Care RNís have specialties in wound care, diabetic education, and pediatric nursing.

  • Home Health Aide
    Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAís) assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. Home Health Aide services are supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Social Services
    Social Workers evaluate the social and emotional factors that impact a patientís recovery from an illness or disability and provide counseling as needed to the patient and family. They also help patients and their family members identify available community resources with the goal of keeping the patient in their own home as long as possible.

  • Physical Therapy
    Physical Therapists (PTís) provide rehabilitative services aimed at restoring mobility and strength in patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries or illness. These services may include establishing a home exercise program for the patient and family, conducting home safety evaluations, and assisting with pain control measures.

  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapists (OTís) provide rehabilitative services to maximize patientís level of independence and functioning in activities of daily living. OTís may recommend excercise activities and specialized equipment to restore strength and function of upper extremities and hands.

  • Speech Therapy
    Speech Therapists (STís) provide rehabilitative services to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders. STís may also help retrain patients to breathe, swallow, and regain oral muscle control.