What is Home Health?
Compassion, skill, and experience are brought to a patient’s home through Summit Healthcare Home Health. The White Mountain Community relies on this fully accredited division for in-home nursing, chronic disease management, and rehabilitation services.
Home Health provides care beyond hospitalization to assist patients in their recovery process. The home environment allows for a more relaxed manner of creating and building the patient relationship. The Home Health staff is made up of Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Home Health Aides, and Social Workers. Home Health is often needed in situations including: recent hospitalization (including same-day surgeries); multiple illnesses; new diagnoses requiring teaching and support; urinary or bowel problems; open wounds; fractures; strokes; need for continued IV therapy; and respiratory problems. Prevention of further illness or injury is also an important part of Home Health services.
Home Health Services
- Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Education
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Wound Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Post Operative Care
- Home Safety Recommendations
- Pediatric Assessments
In order to obtain services, a referral can be made by a doctor, hospital, nursing home, insurance company, or other service agency. After the referral is made, a nurse or a therapist will come to your home to do a comprehensive assessment. A plan of treatment is then developed with you and your physician and further visits are scheduled.
For patients who have Medicare Part A, and meet criteria, 100% of all skilled care is covered. Many insurance companies have home care benefits available to their subscribers and eligibility and payment programs vary with coverage.
The Home Health office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. To learn more about services offered by Home Health, call 928.537.6900