Home Care provides multiple services supervised by your physician that enable you to stay home while recovering from an illness or injury or when suffering from a long term or terminal illness.
The Home Health Program has been offering comprehensive, quality home care services since 1984. Those services available through CMMC Home Health are:
- Registered Nurse: Visits to provide such services as Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Diabetes Education, medication education, assessment & education regarding the disease process and steps to recovery, patient & Family Education and Referrals to appropriate Therapies. Nursing services are available 7 days per week, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- Certified Nurse Aide: Assistance with bathing, medication reminders and other personal care needs.
- Physical Therapy: Treatments and exercise programs to facilitate mobility, transfers and safety in the home.
- Occupational Therapy: Provides retraining in vocational and leisure activities, activities of daily living, including toileting, dressing, self care and use of specialty equipment.
- Speech/ Language Pathology: Provides therapy for swallowing, speech and cognitive difficulties.
- Social Services: Evaluation of community resources and needs assessment. Counseling services for patients to help cope with emotional stress that frequently accompanies illness.
- Registered Dietician: Offers dietary and nutritional counseling.
Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, HMO & Workman’s Compensation cover most Home Health services.
A Physician must order all services.
Private Duty Nursing & Aide Services
Services are provided in the home by a licensed nurse for those persons who are not eligible for Home Health through Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance but are still in need of services.
- Diabetic care and education
- Medication set-up and education
- Physical assessment
- Colostomy and urinary catheter care
- Wound care
- Blood draws
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Bowel programs
- Home IV Therapy
- Other services as requested
These services provide Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.) in the home to assist with the activities of daily living. They are available as self-pay and through some insurance companies. Patients are initially assessed by a Registered Nurse (R.N.) to develop the plan of care to assure safe and optimal care.
- Routine hair/skin care
- Assistance with self-administered medication
- Meal preparation
- Shopping for and storing food
- Light housekeeping
- Respite (Temporary Relief for a Primary caregiver)