BMHCC: Home Care

By: Baptist Memorial Health Care  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Home Care

Patients look to Baptist as the experts in health care. Through Baptist Home Care, you can receive that same expert care where you feel most comfortable and secure—in your own home.

What Is Home Health Care?
Home health care is a service in which skilled nurses, therapists, and other medical team members provide temporary rehabilitative and curative care for patients in the comfort of their own homes.

Who Is Appropriate for Baptist Home Care?
Anyone whose life is disrupted by sickness or injury and cannot easily leave the home can benefit from Baptist Home Care. However, there are certain criteria and limitations:

  • Patients must be homebound. According to Medicare, this means a patient may leave the home only infrequently, and it must require taxing effort to do so.
  • Patient must have a need for "skilled" services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or skilled nursing.
  • Services must be requested by a physician.
  • Medications are not covered, though certain supplies are.

Baptist Home Care staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and home health care is paid for by Medicare and most private insurance plans.

We believe in the dignity and worth of each individual through the promotion of self-care. Home care professionals assist with care during recuperation with the ultimate goal of the patient’s return to self-sufficient functioning.

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Keywords: health care, Home Care

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