Home Health

Home Health

 

When you are well,
and especially
when you are sick,
there is no place like HOME.

Home Health

"Home care" is a term that encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.

Chadron Community Hospital's Home Health is a Medicare and Medicaid licensed agency that provides a variety of services based on the individuals payer source.  For more information on the type of Home Health services you may receive, choose your type of insurance below for details. 

Services for the treatment of medical conditions are prescribed by an individual's physician. Home care services can be provided by the following professionals and paraprofessionals.

Registered nurses (RNs) and Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)

Registered nurses (RNs) and Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide skilled services that cannot be performed safely and effectively by nonprofessional personnel. Some of these services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, patient assessments, medication management and education on disease treatment and prevention.

Physical therapists (PT's)

Physical therapists (PT's) work to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries through the use of exercise and other methods. They teach patients and caregivers special techniques for walking and transfer.

Occupational therapists (OT's)

Occupational therapists (OT's) help individuals who have physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems that prevent them from performing the general activities of daily living (ADLs). OT's instruct patients on using specialized rehabilitation techniques and equipment to improve their function in tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, and basic household routines.

Speech language pathologists

Speech language pathologists work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders; usually these disorders are the result of traumas such as surgery or stroke. Speech therapists also help retrain patients in breathing, swallowing, and muscle control.

Home health aides

Home health aides assist patients with personal cares such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing.

If you or someone you know has a terminal illness please click here, to see the many additional services Hospice can offer.

Location

Home Health and Hospice Services are located at the Chadron Community Hospital and can be reached at (308) 432-5521 or to email the Home Health and Hospice Director. Home care is available to individuals in all of Dawes County, northern Sioux County, the western half of Sheridan County, and the northern half of Box Butte County.