Home health services are provided by a professional caregiver in the individual home where the patient or client is living.
Providence Medical Center home health care is a professional health service prescribed by the physician and provided in the home of the patient. Its purpose is to prevent illness or to improve and restore health by bringing quality care to people in their homes.
With the support and guidance of home health care staff, patients are able to come home from the hospital earlier and receive continued monitoring and medical treatment under the direction of their doctor. Home health care is designed to reduce the time you spend in the hospital by allowing you to recuperate at home, surrounded by friendly faces. For those who have been hospitalized, the words, “Welcome home!” are comforting.
You can feel confident welcoming our health care staff into your home. We take special care to make sure all home health care professionals are thoroughly screened and oriented. Our home health care is state-licensed, Medicare- and Medicaid-certified, and all care is carefully supervised by registered nurses under the direction of a physician.
Who is Eligible?
Home health care is available to people in Wayne and the surrounding areas, including these counties:
Wayne – Cedar – Dixon – Pierce – Dakota – Madison – Stanton – Cuming – Thurston
This program is designed to help first time mothers or others who feel they may need help adjusting at home following the birth of a child. A home health care nurse visits the home a few days following the patient’s dismissal to answer questions or concerns the new mother or family member may have.
A registered nurse carries out your physician’s plan of treatment with skilled nursing services such as wound care, colostomy care, IV medications, catheter care, lab draws, and dressing changes. Our nurses can also educate the patient and family on new medications and new diagnoses such as COPD, diabetes, heart failure, etc. First time mom and well baby visits are also made. Registered nurses are available by phone 24 hours a day.
Swallowing and speech-language diagnosis and treatment are available to restore memory, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and swallowing skills upon request of patients, family or medical professionals.
Your physical therapist(s) teach exercises to increase and maintain joint range of motion, muscle strength, and endurance. The patient will learn transfer activities, proper body mechanics, and gait training. Physical therapy also provides instructions in use of canes, walkers, crutches, and prostheses.
Home health aide care is provided as long as another skilled service is needed. Home health aides assist the patient with preparing meals, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, bathing, shampoos, and any other activities of daily living.
A social worker provides direct social services to patients and their families in need of psychosocial support and can assist in obtaining other community resources.
When the quantity of life is limited, hospice care emphasizes the quality of life remaining by focusing on the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical comfort of the patient and family. This is accomplished through a team of professionals and trained volunteers.
Lifeline is a personal emergency response program and is particularly useful to elderly and handicapped individuals who live alone. Lifeline provides reassurance to the users and their families that help is available when needed. Arrangements for this program may be established with Prime Medical Alert, Philips, or MedScope.
Call 800-553-8954 Ext. 54542
Prime Medical Alert:
The primary goal of personal care services is to provide quality care while allowing patients to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Personal care services are closely supervised by RNs and care is provided by certified nurse aides, LPNs, or RNs. Some people are on service for months or years, and others for only a few visits