Helping you stay independent
Home health care is often recommended following a stay in the hospital or in a rehabilitation facility to help continue the recovery and healing process. Home health may also be the solution when your medical condition changes, you receive a new diagnosis or you are placed on a new medication or treatment. A physician’s appointment is an ideal time to discuss with the doctor how Deaconess Home Health can improve your health and quality of life.
Qualifications for Home Health Care
- Have a skilled nursing or therapy need
- The person must not leave home frequently (Only going out for medical appointments, worship, or special-occasion activities)
- Have a physician’s order stating the need for nursing or therapy services
Because home health is not intended to go on indefinitely and is provided on an intermittent (part time) basis, an important aspect of this care is teaching the patient and family (or other caregivers) how to care for themselves. Deaconess Home Health's plan of care involves a team collaboration from all staff members to provide a holistic approach to patients' needs.
Home Health Care Team Includes
- Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurse
- Medical Social Worker
- Home Health Aides
- Registered Dietician
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Examples of Nursing Home Health Services
These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- Disease management
- Self-care education
- IV therapy
- Wound care
- Tube feedings
- Colostomy care
- Dressing change
- Medication education
- Monitor vitals, blood pressure, etc
- Foley catheter
- Therapy after a joint replacement
Deaconess Home Health provides home health services to patients in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in Indiana.
Deaconess Home Health works with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care
(ACHC), an independent, private, not-for-profit organization, for quality assurance and accreditation. ACHC was established by home care and health care industry providers with the goal to provide an accreditation program that helps organizations improve operations and the quality of patient care and services they provide. ACHC has developed comprehensive standards and guidelines and partners with Deaconess Home Health to provide the tools and resources needed to deliver the best patient care.
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