You feel most comfortable getting medical and personal care in the privacy of your home. So when you need assistance managing a chronic condition or recovering after surgery, turn to Owensboro Health Home Care. We visit babies, children and adults living in Daviess, McLean, Ohio and Hancock counties to help patients avoid a hospital stay and enjoy a healthier life.
High-Quality Home Care
Our home care program is accredited by The Joint Commission, you can count on highly trained caregivers to help keep you safe.
Home Care Services
A case manager will help your family determine what you need from home care. He or she will oversee compassionate caregivers who visit you two or three times a week to provide services such as:
- Advice on preventing falls and making your home safer
- Assessment of your heart and lung function, so you know when it’s time to seek a doctor’s care
- Education on managing your condition
- IV therapy, which quickly delivers medications or fluids to your body
- Nutrition counseling that teaches you how to get healthier by eating well
- Personal care, including help bathing and dressing
- Specialty cardiac nursing care following open-heart surgery
- Wound care, such as negative-pressure wound therapy, which uses a gentle vacuum to speed healing of wounds
Function better with in-home services such as:
- Occupational therapy – Shows you how to more easily complete daily tasks
- Physical therapy – Teaches you how to move more easily and sometimes uses gentle ultrasound therapy to help muscles heal
- Speech-language therapy – Helps you communicate better and improve your thinking and swallowing skills
Even when medical professionals can’t be in your home, you get access to timely care thanks to:
- Telehealth technology – You’ll take your vital signs each day using a simple tool that electronically sends your health data to home care nurses. If your information suggests you need medical attention, we’ll advise you on next steps.
- Lifeline – Wear a small device with a button you can push to request emergency medical help 24/7. Ask about this service if you live in Daviess, Hancock, McLean or Ohio counties in Kentucky or Perry or Spencer counties in Indiana. For more information about the Lifeline monitoring program call 270-688-6018. Lifeline is sponsored by Owensboro Health Foundation.
If you’re Medicaid-eligible, ask about Owensboro Health’s waiver service that gives you access to homemaking services, such as grocery shopping, housekeeping and laundry.
You benefit from our in-home psychiatric nursing program if you’re diagnosed with a behavioral health condition. We’ll help you manage your medications, understand your symptoms, learn life skills and develop a plan for responding to emergencies.
Additional Care Options
If you or your loved one needs intensive inpatient therapy, ask about Owensboro Health Regional Hospital's inpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center. For short-term skilled nursing care in an inpatient facility, turn to our Transitional Care Center.