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Home Health

Lake Regional Home Health cares for people of all ages within the comfort and convenience of their own home. Patients receive home health services when they are well enough to leave the hospital following an illness or surgery but still need care and are unable to leave home to receive it.

The plan of care is very individualized. A physician orders the services, and health care professionals come to the home to provide the care. Skilled nursing and physical therapy are the most common home health services. Other services include speech and occupational therapy; certified nurse aide services; IV therapy; care for wounds, ostomies and joint replacements; social work; dietitian consultations; blood draws for lab tests; medication reviews; and congestive heart failure education.

All home care is intermittent care. That means that 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.


  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Home health aide
  • Medical/social worker


You must meet 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
  • You are confined to the home (homebound)
  • It is safe for you to receive care at home
  • Your physician has ordered home health services

Home health costs often are covered by private health insurance programs, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans' insurance, workers' compensation and automobile insurance. For more information on Medicaid and Medicare coverage, click the links below.


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Lake Regional Home Health is licensed and certified by Medicare/Medicaid to provide intermittent skilled care to homebound patients in Camden, Laclede, Miller, parts of Morgan and Puloski counties. It also is accredited by The Joint Commission. If you have concerns that cannot be resolved by the Home Health manager, you may contact The Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring by phone at 630.792.5000 or 800.994.6610, or by email at