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Home Health / Private Duty
Bringing Health Care "Home"
24 Hour On-Call Availability
Care is available seven days a week. If a problem should arise, a registered nurse is on call 24 hours a day to offer advise over the phone and, if necessary, to make a home visit for current patients and referrals.
(618) 664-5020 1-800-272-9159
- How is a Referral Made?
- Private Duty Services
- How is Homecare Paid For
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Home Health Aide Care
- Medical Social Worker
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy Services
- Physical Therapy Services
- Donations and Memorials
Bond County Health Department Home Health Care (Visiting Nurses) began in 1966 and has advanced through the years to meet the needs of the community and neighboring counties. Counties of licensing include: Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, and Montgomery.
Health care in the home is comprehensive yet specific to the patient which contributes to the quality of life of our patients. Recovery time is decreased while cost is minimized.
Each patient has an individualized plan of care to acquire the best medical, physical, and psychosocial outcomes. The plan of care includes your physician, one-on-one care, family/caregiver assistance, patient education, disease intervention, and promotes independency to your health care needs.
The goal of Home Health is to provide skilled quality patient care in the home setting. As patient insurance and Medicare/Medicaid providers require hospitals to reduce their hospital stays, a number of patients returning home have ongoing needs. Home Health care is a valuable alternative to long hospital stays or nursing home placement. Patient and family compliance and assistance enhances the care that Home Health can provide on an intermittent basis.
A referral may be made by family, case managers, social workers, physicians, or patients themselves. Physician orders will be required prior to admission for Home Health services. Referrals may be made prior to entering a hospital for elective or anticipated treatment by calling the office at 618-664-5020. After hours, weekends and Holidays this number is also effective in reaching the nurse on-call.
Home Nursing may be an alternative to care when a patient wants to remain at home but does not meet the requirements for Medicare, Medicaid or insurance reimbursement. This may be due to ongoing problems that are chronic or the patient may not be homebound.
Private duty service, under the license, will be provided by licensed registered or practical nurses. Certified CNA's will also be utilized.
Each service provided will be under a physician plan of care, a contract between the patient and the Home Nursing program will be signed, and the patient/family will pay for the services.
Home Services is another fee-based service that provides non-medical services to residents in their home such as personal care. Additional services may be added at a later date. Please check with the Home Service department with any questions.
Home care is paid for by a variety of sources including Medicare, Medicaid, Older Americans Act, private health insurance, Veterans' Administration, Worker's Compensation, some Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), CHAMPUS, social organizations and patient/private pay.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- GHP (Group Health Plan)
- UHC (United Health Care)
As your neighbors, we share the interests and concerns of the communities we serve. Our GOAL is to provide high quality home health care at a price you can afford. So, if you or a loved one needs our help or just have a question, please feel free to call. We can help you stay where you want - at home.
Bond County Home Health and Hospice is available to persons who meet payment source criteria, in need of skilled care, and reside within Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, and Montgomery Counties.
Provided by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
- Complete body system assessments.
- Patient specific updated wound care.
- Patient Education/teaching.
- Pain management.
- Central/PICC Line/Port maintenance.
- Access to wound and ostomy care. Consultation as needed for wound/ostomy care.
- Laboratory services (drawing blood for tests, collection of specimens) with additional skill.
- Injections/Instruction to self-administration.
- Skin care/Assessment.
- Diabetic care/Teaching.
- Bladder treatment and training.
- Change of catheter, instruction to family/caregiver on care of catheter.
- Colostomy and ileostomy care/instruction.
- Rehabilitative care - range of motion exercises, ambulation and exercises, teaching transfer techniques to family.
- IV Antibiotic therapy (R.N.'s only).
- Nutritional therapy/TPN (R.N.'s only).
- Physical/Occupational therapy education.
- Trauma (post-hospitalization) care.
- Patient Education/Teaching.
- Synagis Injection Program.
- Failure to thrive monitoring.
- Well-baby assessments.
- Referrals to WIC, HMHK appropriate community services.
- Personal care, (i.e., bathing, shampooing, oral hygiene care, and skin care).
- Body mechanics, (i.e., positioning, transferring, assistance with walker and crutches, range of motion).
- General procedures, (i.e., monitoring vital signs, enemas, douches, simple dressings).
- Reporting changes and needs to nursing.
- Instructional/Reinforcement to independency with ADL's.
- Long term planning for medical intervention.
- Community resource person.
- Patients Advocate.
- Assist with obtaining financial resources.
- Provides emotional support to patient and family.
- Helps patients regain fine motor skills, (i.e., writing, personal care, energy conservation techniques).
- Assesses patients needs for assistive devices for activities of daily living.
- Upper extremity strengthening/splinting.
Care is directed toward:
- Voice disorder.
- Speech Articulation.
- Non-verbal communication.
- Swallowing difficulties.
- Stroke rehabilitation.
- Home Exercise Program.
- Helps patients regain mobility by therapeutic exercises/muscle strengthening.
- Helps patients increase strength and relieve pain.
- Muscle re-education skills.
- Gait training, transfer training.
When families, individuals, and patients name the Bond County Health Department to receive contributions and memorials, it is a tribute not only to the patient but to the Home Health staff who frequently leave their homes and families to provide help, comfort, and medical intervention to patients and families. Memorials and donations are greatly appreciated.
A contribution is tax deductible and may be of several methods. No individual employee may accept a gift of value, for services. If the donor wishes to donate for the benefit of all employees of Home Health, this must be stated when the donation is made.
Bond County Health Department Home Health Care does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with Illinois Human Rights Act, the U.S. Civil Rights Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the U.S., and Illinois Constitutions.
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