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The Advantages of Home Health

If given the choice of recuperating at home or in the hospital, most people would choose the familiar surroundings of their own home. Studies indicate that the comfort and security a patient finds at home maximizes the healing process. Home Health care gives patients the opportunity to remain at home and receive treatment under the supervision of their physician. A patient's recovery depends greatly on the family working together with the health care team to promote a return to optimal health and/or independence.

How does Home Health work?

A qualified nurse or therapist will evaluate and setup a plan of care designed specifically for you. When discharged from Augusta Health Hospital, the computerized medical record provides the clinician in the home access to information from the hospital helping to make a smooth transition. As a part of a larger medical facility, we have the resources to help the patient stay in their home and insure continuity of care from one program to another.

Who is eligible?

  • You are eligible if a physician provides written orders and certifies the need for Home Health Care.
  • You must be homebound. This means leaving home requires a considerable and taxing effort, in most cases, requiring the aid of a cane, a wheelchair, a walker, special transportation and/or the assistance of another person.
  • You must require intermittent skilled care such as skilled nursing, physical, occupational, or speech therapy.

How can I pay for care?

The Home Health staff will help you determine which services are covered. Many payment options are available, including:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Other Insurance
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Private Pay

Location

We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley between the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton at exit 91 on Interstate 64. We are 30 miles west of Charlottesville, 50 miles south of Winchester and 90 miles north of Roanoke.