Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce an expansion of home health services into Laclede and Pulaski counties. Lake Regional Home Health provides a wide range of skilled care to homebound patients.
“We are excited to now have an office open in Lebanon,” said Mariah Swinker, R.N., BSN, Director of Home Health & Hospice. “Home Health cares for people of all ages within the comfort and convenience of their own home. Patients can request Lake Regional Home Health services regardless of who their physician is, or where they were hospitalized.”
At Lake Regional, a Home Health plan of care is individualized for each patient’s needs. A physician orders the services, and health care professionals come to the home to provide the care. Services include:
- Skilled nursing
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Patient and caregiver education
- Home health aide
- Medical/social worker
Home Health is intermittent care, which means the patient, a family member or other caregiver must be able to provide necessary care during the hours that a home health staff member is not present. Patients must meet all of the following criteria to qualify for home health services:
- An illness or injury has left you with a health need that requires care from a registered nurse or rehabilitation therapist,
- A medical condition which limits you from leaving the home (homebound),
- You are safe in your home environment, and
- Your physician has ordered home health services.
“Lake Regional Home Health is licensed and certified by Medicare/Medicaid, and it also is accredited by The Joint Commission,” Swinker said. “Our compassionate staff provide the exceptional care you need to help get you back on your feet and doing the things you enjoy.”