HOME HEALTH SERVICES

Beth Tepen, R.N. Supervisor of Home Health Nursing Services

You can arrange home health services by asking your Doctor to call the Greene County Health Department directly.  A registered nurse will assist you in making the necessary arrangements.  An evaluation home visit is available as needed.

 

IT'S YOUR HOME, IT'S YOUR HEALTH,

IT'S YOUR CHOICE!

 

Call us at (217)942-6961 for all your Home Health Needs!

 

Greene County Health Department offers the following Home Health Services:

Skilled Home Health Services may include one or more of the following services:

 

  • Skilled Nursing -

This service provides part-time or intermittent nursing care as ordered by the patient's physician for homebound patients due to disease or disability. Coordinated discharge planning with the hospitals is a valuable tool to ensure continuum of care to the citizens of Greene County.  The Department continues to serve those individuals needing skilled health care services in Greene County as well as Scott County.

  •  Home Health Aide -

Services such as bathing, personal care, exercises, ambulation, and respite are some of the services provided to homebound patients by the Home Health Aide.  Services are provided under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the patient's Plan of Care.  This program provides a key service to the citizens of Greene County and enables them to remain in their homes thus avoiding premature institutionalization.

  • Therapy Services -

Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy are also offered through a contracted provider.  Occupational Therapy provides training in independent living skills, muscle re-education, adaptive equipment, splinting/orthotics, fabrication and training.  Physical Therapy provides therapeutic exercises and gait training for the patient who has suffered a stroke, fracture, traumatic injury, etc.,  Speech Therapy services those patient's who have lost their ability to speak or suffer a swallowing disorder.

Payment Sources include:

 

  • Medicare Part A and Part B

  • Private Inusance

*Participants are allowed to contribute to the cost of this service.

 

Greene County Health Department has been a certified Home Health Provider by the Illinois Department of Public Health since 1969.

Skilled Home Health Services
In-Home Respite Services

Respite services are provided to the caregiver to help provide temporary relief of care and supervision on functionally impaired persons age 60 and older.

 

In order to be eligible for respite care services, family caregivers must be providing in-home and community care to older individuals (age 60 or more) who meet the following definition of frail:

  • Is unable to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial human assistance, including verbal reminding, physical cueing, or supervision; or

  • Due to a cognitive or other mental impairment, requires substantial supervision because the individual behaves in a manner that poses a serious health or safety hazard to the individual or to another individual.

 

Funded by Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland.

 

*Participants are allowed to contribute to the cost of this service.

Access Assistance Program

The Access Assistance Program provides a starting point for services for caregiving families.

 

This program provides access to information, training, support groups, counseling, resource libraries, respite care and supplemental services to family caregivers and to grandparents raising grandchildren.  Follow-up will be conducted to see if needs were met.

 

How to figure out your role as CAREGIVER-

 

  • I provide regular emotional or physical assistance (such as helping with lifting or helping someone move from a bed to a chair) to my spouse, parent, neighbor, adult child or friend.

  • I help a senior pay bills.

  • I shop or do errands for a senior.

  • I drive a senior to the doctor or take him/her to a community center.

  • I remind a senior to take pills or provide help with personal care.

  • I regularly prepare meals or clean house for a senior.

Funded by Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland.

 

*Participants are allowed to contribute to the cost of this service.

Established February 24, 1969

Greene County Health Dept. is an Equal Opportunity Employer