Memorial Home Care
The staff of Memorial Home Care provides excellent, compassionate health care services to residents of Dubois, Pike, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Orange, Martin, and Daviess counties. Memorial Home care is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Services provided in the patient’s home include:
A registered nurse is available 24 hours/day by calling 812-996-8400.
- Skilled Nursing
- Assisting patients/caregivers with understanding new medical issues, medications, and diets
- Teaching caregivers how to care for their loved one, e.g., IV therapy, wound care, skin protection, safety, fall prevention, ostomy care
- Assessing the patient’s condition with any new/exacerbated health problems, e.g., wounds, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes, COPD
- Home Health Aide
- Assisting patients with personal care needs, e.g., bathing, hair and nail care, exercises, etc.
- Physical Therapy
- Teaching therapeutic exercise, gait training, etc.
- Assisting patients with active, passive and resistive exercises
- Occupational Therapy
- Assisting patients with muscle function and endurance, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, written/verbal communication skills, self-care ability, and identifying equipment needs
- Speech Therapy
- Assisting patients in comprehension of language, language processing, speech/voice and esophageal speech
- Medical Social Work
- Assessing social and emotional factors, financial assistance with medical needs, long-range planning including placement assistance
Payer sources include Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay.
MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR HOME HEALTH CARE:
- Be a Medicare beneficiary
- Be under the care of a physician
- Be homebound. Defined by Medicare as absences from the home that are infrequent and for short periods of time, and require a taxing effort to the patient. Leaving the home to receive medical treatment that cannot be provided in the home is not counted toward frequency.
- Requires a skilled service for a new or acute medical condition. Skilled services are services provided by a registered nurse, physical therapist, or a speech therapist. Home health aide services without the need for a skilled service are not covered by Medicare.
- Requires medical care that is part-time and intermittent.