SERVICE AREAS
  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Anoka
  • Dakota
  • Scott
  • Carver
  • Wright
  • Sherburne
  • Washington
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Our Services

Patients experiencing injury, surgery or illness or self-management of chronic disease requiring recovery and recuperation may be eligible for home health care through their Medicare benefit.

To meet Medicare guidelines, each patient must:

  • Meet the definition of ‘homebound (the normal inability to leave home). Must be a ‘taxing and considerable effort’ by the patient and requires the assistance of others or a supportive device. Absences from home for non-medical reasons must be infrequent and for a short duration.
  • Have a specific care need requiring part-time or intermittent care.
  • Require the care of a nurse or therapist.
  • Be under the care of a physician licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota


Skilled Nursing
Observation/Assessment

  • Post-Acute Follow-up
  • New Diagnosis
  • Exacerbating Symptoms
  • Fluctuating Vital Signs
  • Weight Change
  • Edema
  • Medication Adjustments
  • Symptoms of Drug Toxicity
  • Respiratory Changes/Initiation of Oxygen
  • Circulatory Changes
  • Anxiety, Confusion, Delusion
  • Traumatic Event Recuperation

Teaching/Training

  • Caregiver Teaching
  • Chronic Illness/Disease Self-management
  • CHF/COPD Monitoring
  • Diabetic Teaching
  • Understanding Medications/Medication Regimen
  • Specific Procedures
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Enteral/Parenteral Feedings
  • Incontinence, Bowel/Bladder Training

Skilled Procedures

  • Pain Management
  • Treatment of Symptonms
  • Specialized Wound Care
  • IM/SQ/ID injections
  • Insulin Injections
  • B12 Injections
  • NP/Trach Care
  • Ostomy Care
  • Foley Catheter Care
  • Gastrostomy Tube Care
  • Tube Feeding


Physical Therapy:

Services may be indicated if the skills of a trained therapist are required by the client who has difficulty with:

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Falls Prevention/Risk Management
  • Balance, Gait, Stability
  • Walking- Inside or Outside
  • Going Up and Down Stairs
  • Transfer Training
  • Getting In/Out of Bed or Repositioning
  • Standing/Sitting, Posturing
  • Toileting or Bedside Commode
  • Shortness of Breath with Activity
  • Poor Safety Awareness
  • Contractures or Pressure Sores
  • Assistive Device Needs and Training in Equipment Usage
  • Limited Range of Motion or Decreased Sensation or Strength
  • Decline in Function Due to Stroke, Painful Arthritis, Amputation, etc


Speech Therapy:
Services may be indicated if the skills of a trained therapist are required by the client who has:

  • A voice, speech articulation, or language disorder
  • Dysphagia or dysarthria
  • Aural rehabilitation needs
  • Difficulty with cognitive function


Occupational Therapy:
Services may be indicated if the skills of a trained therapist are required by the client who has:

  • Diffciulty performing activities of daily living including dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding etc.
  • Difficulty safely completing mobility tasks
  • Poor condition
  • Limited use of arms or hands
  • Difficulty in performing housekeeping or cooking chres
  • Sensory loss
  • A need for adaptive equipment
  • Decline in upper extremity function
  • Difficulty with memory/problem solving
  • Energy conservation training needs


Home Health Aide:

Services can be provided to clients who require assistance with activities of daily living if the client is also receiving care from a qualifying skilled nursing or therapy professional. Services include:

  • Assistance with personal care and grooming
  • Assistance with transfers/ambulation
  • Assistance with exercises


Medical Social Worker:

Services may be indicated if the clients social, emotional or economic situation impacts their ability to recover or to reach maximum rehab potential. Medical social services can only be provided when skilled nursing or therapy are provided. The need must be at a level requiring the intervention of a trained social worker for:

  • Assessment of social and emotional factors
  • Counseling for long-range planning and decision making
  • Education about or assistance in accessing community resources
  • Short term counseling


Homemaking:

  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, sweeping, mopping floors, dusting)
  • Clean bathroom and kitchen (do dishes)
  • Changing Linens and make the bed
  • Prepping meals


Respite:

  • Assistance with personal care and grooming
  • Assistance with transfers/ambulation
  • Assistance with exercises
Disclaimer:
Please note that the level of services available may vary due to the what your insurance provider allows.