Home Health Care through the Halifax County Health Department
What is Home Health?Home Health is medical care provided in a person's place of residence, where they feel more comfortable and secure. Home Health and Hospice of Halifax provides a full range of health and social services to patients and their families, providing skill care and/or teaching the families/caregivers to care for patients where they live.The Home Health team develops a plan of care based on a physician's orders. Registered nurses, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Medical Social Workers and Home Health Aides visit the patient at home as needed. A Registered Nurse is always on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure quality and continuous care. Family, friends or the patient may be taught care techniques needed between Home Health visits to allow the patient to remain in familiar surroundings and become as self-sufficient as possible.Who Can Receive Home Health Services?Anyone can receive Home Health Services who:
Home Health patients are often recovering from illnesses or accidents or they may be suffering from chronic, long-term conditions such as diabetes or high-blood pressure. Anyone can request Home Health services; you, your family, hospital staff, or your physician can refer you for these services.What Kinds of Services are Available?Nursing ServicesNurses work with you, your physician and your family to develop a plan of care and coordinate or change services as needed. They may:
Physical TherapyPhysical Therapists work with patients to relieve pain and to improve the use of muscles with exercises, heat, cold and massage. They also teach patients to use special equipment in getting around. Occupational TherapyThe Occupational Therapist helps patients improve muscle control so that they can care for themselves (dress and bathe), cook, write and perform other daily activities. They also suggest changes, which would make the home easier to live in after an accident or a stroke.Speech TherapySpeech Pathologists help improve speech and hearing problems and they help develop new ways to communicate when normal speech is not possible.Medical Social ServicesSocial Workers help families sort out personal, family, work, financial and other problems, which may occur because of illness or disabilities. They help patients locate needed resources.Home Health Aide ServicesHome Health aides help with bathing, skin and hair care, simple exercises and dressing changes. They may also help with meals, shopping and basic housekeeping duties required to keep the patient's home safe and healthy.Hospice services for the terminally illHospice is a coordinated program of palliative and supportive care (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) for dying persons and their families, with any life-threatening illness; i.e., terminal cancer, end-stage disease, AIDS in final stage, which is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers.Other Specialized Services:
Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, health maintenance organizations, the Veteran's Administration, Champus and worker's compensation pay for many home health services. Self-pay plans can be developed for those with no insurance coverage. Hospice receives contributions from United Way and families and friends. This is used to assist in paying for non-covered medications or supplies needed by the Hospice patients. Home Health & Hospice of Halifax was created in 1969 as a service through the Halifax County Health Department. The Home Health and Hospice agency is certified for Medicare and Medicaid and licensed by the State of North Carolina, Division of Facility Services.
Home Health and HospiceNursing DirectorLori DillSend E-mailPhone: (252) 308-0700
Physical Address:220 Smith Church Rd, Building C Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870