Hammond-Henry Hospital

Home Health Services

 

Home Health Services of Hammond-Henry Hospital staff works directly with our patient's physicians to provide ongoing professional health care in the privacy of your home.
 
Whether our patients require a registered nurse, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, or a medical social worker, Home Health Services of Hammond-Henry Hospital provides exceptional, quality, caring professionals.
 
After a hospital stay, or during an illness, many people find being in their home has a positive effect on their attitude as well as their health. Home Health Services make home recovery a more positive and effective experience for everyone involved. Our fully license and certified staff care givers provide "Excellence in Patient Care Services".

What services are available in my home?

  • Registered Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physical Assessment
  • Wound Care
  • IV infusion
  • Instruction on disease process and medication
  • Telehealth monitoring
  • Diabetic instruction
  • Foley catheter care
  • Injections
  • Referrals to community resources

Home IV Therapy may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pain management
  • Total nutrition
  • Lipids
  • Hydration
  • Selected IV medications
  • PICC line management
  • Implanted port care
  • Central/peripheral line maintenance

Certified Home Health Aides assist with:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Simple wound care
  • Light meal preparation
  • Bathing
  • Vital sign monitoring

Who needs Home Health Care?

  • A patient who is ready for discharge from a hospital but unable to leave because there is no one at home to help with household tasks and assist through convalescence.
  • A chronically ill or handicapped person who needs assistance and supervision with all activities of daily living, in order to live at home.
  • A household in crisis due to the illness of a key family member.
  • An elderly person who needs assistance and desires companionship yet wants to remain in his or her own home.
  • A family with a newborn baby who needs assistance during those first hectic days of adjustment to a new family member.
  • A seriously ill patient and his or her family who need emotional support, supervision and nursing care.

These are special situations that require individual attention and solutions. Comprehensive Home Care is the answer. We have confidence in our attendant and personal care staff. You will too.

How do I start services?

Home Health begins with a call to our office at 309-944-4853. We provide free evaluation visits. If the evaluation indicates you would benefit from home health services, we will contact your physician and work with him/her to create a plan of care.

How are services paid for?

If your care is ordered by a physician, you are confined to your home and need skilled intermittent nursing or therapy services, Medicare will cover the cost of services. Medicaid and many insurance companies cover home health services. Our office will be happy to assist you with determining your insurance coverage.

What are the hours of services?

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Our nursing staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Personal Emergency Response System

Our agency offers Lifeline, personal response service. The button is worn as a wristband or pendant. Pressing the button activates a small in-home communicator that automatically dials the Lifeline center. Within seconds, your call will be answered and help in on the way. The equipment plugs into your existing phone line, and installation can be arranged within 3 days. Lifeline allows you to move about your home with the confidence of knowing that help will be there quickly if you need it. Contact us at 309-944-4853 to arrange installation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Hammond-Henry Home Health Services provide?

Hammond-Henry Home Health offers skilled intermittent nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Medical social work and home health aide services are available to those patients who are receiving another skilled service (RN, PR, OT or ST).

How soon will a nurse or therapist be out to see a patient?

This is based on medical necessity and physician orders. Same day visits can be scheduled if needed; most other patients will be seen within 24-72 hours of referral or discharge from the hospital.

How often will the nurse or therapist come to the home?

An individualized plan of care is developed at the initial visit which includes the frequency and duration of treatment. This varies according to ordered services and patient needs.

Who pay for home health services?

Hammond-Henry Home Health is licensed to provide services under Medicare and is contracted with most major insurance companies. Please call (309) 944-4853 and talk to our intake specialist regarding your coverage for home health care.

Can Hammond-Henry Home Health provide home medical equipment?

Hammond-Henry Home Health provides a list of vendor for equipment for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (CPAP and BiPAP).

Does a patient have to be homebound to receive home health services? 

A patient must be homebound to receive home health services under Medicare Part A and most insurance plans. They describe homebound as "leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort." A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or to attend a religious service.

Part B. Under this program, a patient does not need to be homebound to receive services in the comfort and privacy of their home. To be eligible for Part B services, a patient must have a qualifying diagnosis and the potential to achieve functional goals. This plan may cover pre-operative visits, or may assist patients who are unable to schedule visits or transportation to an outpatient facility.

Please contact Hammond-Henry Home Health at (309) 994-4853 to determine homebound requirements for individual cases.

Can Hammond-Henry Home Health provide homemakers and home health aides?

Hammond-Henry can only provide a home health aide for personal care if the patient also has skilled needs and is receiving another service (RN, PT, OT or ST) from our agency.

What is a patient only needs therapy services and has no nursing needs?

Hammond-Henry Home Health is able to provide therapy services for patients with no skilled nursing needs.

Can Hammond-Henry Home Health provide lab services in the home?

Yes, lab services can be provided in the home but they must be ordered as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other skilled services.

How do I get started with Hammond-Henry Home Health Services?

If you or a family member is a patient at Hammond-Henry Hospital, please ask to speak with our Case Manager. Skilled home health services require a physician order. If you are at home and have a doctor's prescription, please call Hammond-Henry Home Health at (309) 944-4853 to begin the process. If you do not have a prescription but feel you want or need our services, please call us as well. Our friendly staff can review your needs and contact your doctor if necessary.

  

Hammond-Henry Hospital Home Health Services
600 North College Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254
(309) 944-4853
juliebauman@hammondhenry.com