Baptist Health Home Care
Baptist Health Home Care, a department of Baptist Health Louisville, can care for you or your loved ones in the comfort of your home, if you meet criteria for coverage established by Medicare, Medicaid or your insurance. We offer comprehensive healthcare services to help you return to home life, assist in your recovery or help you adapt to your illness. Our goal is to provide the support, education and treatment that patients and caregivers need to successfully manage their healthcare needs at home. We work under the orders of your doctor and communicate with them frequently while you are under our care.
Home Care nurses play an important in helping you to remain more independent at home. The focus of home health nursing is to teach you how to manage your illness or injury. This includes teaching you about the disease process and its management, as well as your medication. Our nurses can instruct you on self-administration of medications including home IV therapy. We can monitor your health after a new illness is diagnosed, a previous illness gets worse, or you have been hospitalized. We have a nurse on call when our office is closed for your urgent needs.
Home Health Aides
Our home health aides come to your home intermittently to assist with your personal care needs. Home Care aides can assist you with bathing, dressing, shampooing your hair or changing linens. You must have a need for skilled care to be eligible for personal care assistance.
Baptist Health Home Care offers the professional services of a registered dietitian to assist and educate you on specialized diets or nutritional needs. We want to support you in making healthy nutritional choices.
Your physical therapist can speed your recovery following your hospital stay. Regaining your strength and achieving your maximum functional independence at home are our goals for every patient. We will educate you and your family of the most effective transfer techniques, ways to improve your balance or simply help you walk more safely through therapeutic exercises and gait training activities.
Our speech therapists may provide you with therapy to improve your ability to communicate. Treatments are designed to improve memory and thinking, language, speech, voice and breath support. Speech therapy also addresses swallowing issues if you have difficulty eating, drinking or taking medications safely.
A disability can make your daily tasks more difficult or seem impossible. Your occupational therapist will show you how to adapt your routine and surroundings for more independent living. Your therapist also will assist you in improving your upper extremity skills with new ways of using new and familiar tools and appliances. Occupational therapy will help you maximize your independence.
Medical Social Services
Many needs may arise during your time of recovery. Your home health social worker is available to you and your family to assist with these needs. Services include counseling to assist with coping, education on community resources and assistance in long-term planning.
Baptist Home Health offers the Kentucky Medical Home and Community Based Waiver Program for qualifying individuals. This program is designed to help Medicaid recipients remain at home as an alternative to nursing facility care.
Caregiver Training Class
Baptist Health Home Care offers a series of free classes as part of the National Caregiver Training Program. The program is designed to train family, community volunteers and paid caregivers in a variety of basic care giving activities and to educate caregivers about how to meet the emotional challenges of the situation. Topics include: Creating healthy home conditions, infection control, how to care for someone on bed rest, personal care, vital signs, how to manage medications, safe wheelchair use, fall prevention, nutrition and taking care of the caregiver. The class meets once a week for six weeks, during the day. Respite services can be scheduled if needed. Classes are scheduled based on demand. Phone the Baptist Home Health office for more information at (270) 575-2990.
For More Information
Baptist Health Home Care is licensed to serve residents of McCracken, Marshall, Graves, Hickman and Trigg counties in Kentucky, as well as residents of Massac, Alexander, Hardin Johnson, Pope and Pulaski counties in Illinois. Phone us at 270.575.2990 in western Kentucky or 618.524.3661 in southern Illinois.