Home Health Agency
Out-Patient Health Care
Working with an individual's personal physician to provide needed care at home, the staff of the Home Health Agency of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center can be depended upon to supply quality care with a personal touch. Certified and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Heatlh to provide home health and personal care services, the Home Health Agency is a member of the Home Care association of Arkansas.
An extension of hospital care in the home, the Home health Agency serves as the medical liaison between the patient and their physician. A highly qualified staff administers a wide range of treatment protocols, instructing patients and their families in the proper use of medications and monitoring patient progress. The Home care staff is knowledgeable in the coordination of other community services and assisting with the provision of necessary medical equipment and supplies.
Working as a team, the home care staff seeks to ensure quality care at home to help prevent admission or readmission to the hospital.
- Assessment of each patient's condition and situation and working with the individual's physician to develop a plan of care specifically designed to fit the needs of the patient.
- Teaching the patient and their family about the illness, injury or disability; their medications; problems to be reported to the physician; proper care related to their medical problems.
- The provision of skilled nursing services, such as injections, catheter care, colostomy care, lab work, dressing changes, wound care, tube feeding, diabetic teaching, IV therapy, etc.
- Assistance with the development and understanding of proper diet and nutritional needs.
- Establishment of plans for occupational speech or physical therapy, when needed.
- Provision of Home Health Aide services to assist the patient with personal care, in conjunction with skilled nursing or therapy, when needed. Working closely with the physician regarding all aspects of patient care.
- Provision of medical social worker services.
- LifeLine personal emergency response system is available to provide hands free, two-way communication with a caring attendant who talks with the patient, determining what kind of help is needed and quickly dispatching the appropriate person or agency to the home.
- All age groups.
- Medicare requires persons to be essentially homebound due to illness or injury.
- Persons needing intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy or speech therapy.
- Persons under the care of a physician.
- Medicare Part A and B cover Home Health Services.
- Medicaid covers Home Health Services.
- Most private and group insurance policies cover Home Health care.