Home Health Services
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (24/7 Nursing Staff Available)
Where do you sleep the best? Where do you feel the most comfortable? Where do you prefer to be when you don’t feel good? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “at home”. That answer is a good one. For many, consistency is comfort and where there is comfort there is healing. If you find yourself or someone you care about in a situation where medical care at home is necessary, Hammond-Henry Hospital Home Health team (formerly known as Circle of Care) is ready to assist you in your in-home healthcare needs. Under the direction of a provider, we provide exceptional, quality, caring professionals.
Hammond-Henry Hospital Home Health Accreditation and Accolades:
- Accreditation Commission for Health Care
- Recognized in the top 10% nationwide for patient satisfaction (Hurst Gold Standard)
- Please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to view our current rating.
What services are available in my home?
Our fully licensed and certified caregivers practice our mission every day, “To improve the quality of life in our communities through excellence in healthcare”. Meet our Staff here.
Within your home, the services you can receive are:
- Registered Nurses
- Case Managers
- Medical Social Worker
- Physical Assessment
- Wound Care
- Instruction on disease process and medication
- Diabetic instruction
- Foley catheter care
- Referrals to community resources
- Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
- IV Infusions
Home IV Therapy may include:
- Pain management
- Total nutrition
- 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
- Vital sign monitoring
Who needs Home Health Care?
There are many situations that deem in-home healthcare necessary; here are a few scenarios:
- 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 patient with specialized wound treatment needs.
- 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.
We are committed to providing a cost-effective continuum of preventive, diagnostic therapeutic and rehabilitative care to those living in and around the Hammond-Henry Hospital Community (within an approximate 40-mile radius)
How do I start Home Health services?
Home Health begins with a call to your provider. Should your provider prescribe homecare to you or someone you care for, please call our office at 309.944.4853. We will then move into a customized plan for the patient’s healthcare needs.
The treatments for wounds are as unique as the wounds themselves. That’s why Hammond-Henry Hospital Home Health has two certified Wound/Ostomy nurses on staff. We can offer services such as:
- Specialized wound treatments based on the type of wound, its location, and size
- Recommendations for support surfaces to promote wound healing and prevent additional wounds or complications
- Education for the patient and caregiver about the wound, signs, and symptoms of complications, and how to perform wound care in the home.
- Instruction on the types of foods, supplements, and diet that can assist in the wound healing
- Wound measurements and monitoring the wound healing to show the patient’s provider how the wound is progressing
- Coordination with the patient's provider and wound clinic for treatment options for wounds that are difficult to heal
In-Home Rehabilitation Services
Sometimes after injuries, surgeries or illnesses, we need rehabilitative care. Our in-home rehab services include physical, occupational and speech. Our team is dedicated to providing unique care to each individual.
After assessing your individual needs, your physical therapist will structure a plan to restore you to an optimal level of function. Utilizing a variety of interventions to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals, your physical therapist will help you in the following areas: walking, getting in and out of bed, balance training, strength training, and tolerance to activity.
Your independence is just as important to us as it is to you. Our goal for occupational therapy patients is always to regain as much independence as possible in performing everyday activities. Your occupational therapist will work with you to achieve your rehabilitation goals in your activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, toileting, homemaking tasks, training on the use of adaptive equipment. Home assessments may take place and we strive to educate both the patient and patient family members.
The ultimate goal of speech therapy services is to assist you in restoring functional communication, memory/problem-solving skills, and swallowing function that may occur as a result of neurological problems, stroke, head injury or developmental delays. Your speech therapist will utilize a variety of therapy interventions to assist you in achieving your rehabilitation goals in these areas: expressive language, receptive language, speech production, memory/problem solving, and swallowing.
When children can stay at home for healthcare services, it makes it easier for both the child and the parents. The team at Home Health Services of Hammond-Henry Hospital works in coordination with the patient’s provider to provide the medical care they need in the comfort of their home. We focus on delivering the best care possible using a family-centered approach.
Our highly qualified personnel include professionals skilled in:
- Early maternal-infant discharge
- Infusion therapy
- Premature infant discharge
- Complex care including G-tubes, Central lines, respiratory treatment, and other monitoring equipment
- Neonate to adolescent assessment and care
If you have more questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.