FAIRBURY – Jefferson Family Home Care – the home health agency of Jefferson Community Health Center – celebrated Home Health Month with an open house for the community on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Home care is designed to provide services for the homebound person who needs the skilled services of a nurse or therapist. Home health is patient-centered, and goals might include recovery from an illness, healing of wounds, getting a patient back on their feet and moving again, keeping them out of the hospital, or assistance with certain procedures or treatments.
Home health services began at Jefferson Community Health Center (then Jefferson County Memorial Hospital) in February 1984. The service has expanded in its 31 years, and now includes a director who is also a nurse, two full-time nurses, a full-time aide and two part-time aides.
The home health staff is committed to continuing the quality of care and the caring services that Jefferson Family Home Care offers, and caring for each patient’s individualized needs.
In order to receive home health care, a patient must have a physician’s order. Home health may be paid through Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance. Specific guidelines must be met for services to quality for Medicare, Medicaid and insurance reimbursement.
For more information on home health services, contact Jefferson Family Home Care at (402) 729-6857.More