EligibilityYour physician is responsible for recommending home care and for establishing a treatment plan. This plan is incorporated into the patient's record that is maintained by the Home Care staff.
The physician must certify and acknowledge the following:
The physician will review the treatment plan periodically and re-certify that there is a continuing need for service.
Planning Patient CareAfter the patient's referral has been accepted, the Home Care staff will assist the physician in planning for the patient's home care. An evaluation is made to determine the patient's needs for nursing services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social services and home health aides. The need for special supplies and equipment is also determined. Family members are given an orientation and trained in their responsibilities in providing care for the patient.
Home Care is available to all, without regard to age, race, religion, sex, color, national origin, marital status, handicap status, organizational affiliation, physical or mental impairment, or financial status.
Under the direction of the patient's physician, Home Care can provide the following for each patient:
A professional nurse will assess your condition to assure that your health care needs are met and perform the skilled procedures ordered by your physician.
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Therapists provide prescribed exercises to develop body strength and coordination as well as mastery of everyday skills.
Medical Social Work Services
Social workers assess social and emotional factors and assist with community resource planning as well as long-range planning and decision making.
Home Health Aide Services
Aides provide short term services to assist patients with personal care needs such as bathing, hair, nail, and skin care, and dressing. Aides will take and record vital signs and report back to the nurse any significant findings.
Telehealth monitoring system promotes patient independence in management of disease process(es) at home and can help avoid re-hospitalization. The system can monitor weight, vital signs, oxygen saturation, etc. on a daily basis.
Nurse On-Call 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week.
The Home Care service area encompasses the communities of 18 counties in the South-Central Illinois region.
Home Care services are a collaboration between Sister hospitals, St. Anthony's Effingham, St. Joseph's Breese and St. Joseph's Highland to provide home health services to this expanded region and all its communities.
Shawna O'Dell, MSN, RN, COS-C, Post-Acute Care Manager
Or Toll Free 1-800-551-6566
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Home Care is located at 701 West Temple Avenue, Effingham, Illinos.
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Home Care, doing business as St. Anthony's Effingham Home Care, St. Joseph's Breese Home Care, and St. Joseph's Highland Home Care, is licensed by the State of Illinois, is Medicare-certified and accredited by The Joint Commission.