Skilled services are provided by the following:
Wound Care Nurse
Home Health Aide services are available for personal care for those patients that qualify.
Examples of "Skilled Service" include:
Dressing change and wound assessment
Management of IV antibiotics/pain medications
Vitamin B12 injections
Rehabilitation services for speech/physical issues
Instruction to patient and/or caregiver on the above
Please contact the Pulaski County Home Health Agency for more information at: (573) 736-2219
Q: Who qualifies for Home Health?
A: Those patients with medical problems that require the skills of a nurse or therapist and are homebound.
Q: Who can refer a patient to Home Health?
A: Anyone, but all care must be approved by the doctor.
Q: Is there a charge for Home Health services?
A: Not for Medicare and Medicaid patients
Q: What can the nurse do for me?
A: Assess unstable medical problems; instruct all aspects of care; provide on-hands care such as dressing changes; act as a liaison between patient and doctor; arrange other services.
Q: What other services are available?
A: Physical Therapy; Aide assistance for personal care; telemonitoring unit for monitoring of daily vital signs; Anodyne Therapy unit to decrease neuropathy and improve wound healing; A Certified Wound Care Nurse is available to evaluate problems with wounds or incisions; IV antibiotic therapy is available through nursing care.