Home Health

Patients are more content and relaxed at home, and feel secure with the support of family and friends.  Home health provides medically necessary services tailored to help treat, restore or rehabilitate a patient in the comfort of their home by providing skilled care and education.  We assist patients in their recovery from illness or injury and help restore them to a prior level of functionality and independence.

Home health is appropriate for persons with acute or chronic illness or injury, as well as those who are disabled. Patients qualify for home care if they are homebound and have a medical need that requires the skilled care of a clinician such as:

  • Disease management
  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • IV therapy
  • Tube feedings
  • Foley catheter care
  • Teaching
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Personal care by CNAs
  • Psychosocial care
  • Community and financial resource assistance

We provide service 24 hours a day.

For any further questions or information, the patient or family may call Johnston Health Home Care and Hospice directly at 919-938-7582.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who pays for home health?
Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance cover these services for homebound patients with a skilled nursing or therapy need.

Can I contact home care and hospice on my own or do I need a referral?
We welcome all requests for service and will be happy to discuss your options.

Is home health just for older patients?
We provide home health for any patient age 18 and older.

What types of conditions is home health appropriate for?
Home health is an appropriate service for homebound patients who have had a recent change and/or exacerbation of a medical condition.  Often patients need education regarding new medications and lifestyle changes to help prevent declines and hospitalizations.  Home health is also appropriate for homebound patients who need physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or nursing care for a safe recovery at home.

Who provides the care for me in my home?
We have a team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical social workers, and other home health aides who provide care for you in your home.