Penn Highlands at Home Services

Healthcare at Home to Help You Heal Comfortably

Home Health Care

If you or a loved one is ready to return home after a hospital stay or surgery, Penn Highlands Home Health Care can help you do that safely. Our professional home healthcare service helps you heal safely and comfortably in your home. We provide the best home care throughout central Pennsylvania, proven by our awards and certifications. Whether you need skilled nursing, in-home rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, or other types of medical care, we can meet your needs to help you recover from illness, injury, or surgery. Home Health Care services are typically offered for a few weeks or months with the goal of helping you or your loved one heal safely at home.

PENN HIGHLANDS HEALTHCARE AT HOME HOMEPAGE

Home Health Provides Short-term Professional Medical Care in Your Home

Penn Highlands Healthcare at Home is the umbrella for several different types of care that is provided in a patient’s home. Our services range from short-term professional medical care in your home (Home Health Care) to personal aides and companionship for seniors (Personal Care). Our Home Health Care services provide short-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, and other medical services to help patients recover from surgery, a severe illness, or treatment for a medical condition after they leave the hospital. Our professional team includes skilled nurses; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and other medical professionals including social workers, spiritual care representatives, and mental health therapists.

Simply put, Penn Highlands Home Health provides expert and compassionate healthcare in your home to help you recover safely from illness, injury, surgery or a medical condition. Our goal is to provide immediate and short-term care to help you regain your health and return to your normal life.

Home Health Services in Central Pennsylvania

Penn Highlands Home Health services provides all the professional medical care you need to safely recover in the comfort of your own home. Our Home Health services include:

  • Skilled nursing care, including assessment of symptoms and medical care that needs to be provided by a trained professional
  • Education of patients and caregivers on incision care, medications, and other medical care
  • Pain management
  • Incision and wound care
  • Administering medications, including injections and infusions
  • Nutrition therapy (tube or IV feeding)
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy in your home
  • Help with bathing, toileting, and personal care
  • Assistance finding community resources for help with meals, advance directives, and financial counseling
  • Spiritual care

If you are seeking the best home care in the central Pennsylvania region, Penn Highlands Home Health can help. Call us at 1-800-841-9397 to learn more or schedule an in-home assessment.

Complementary Home Health Services

In addition to the Penn Highlands Home Health services that focus on medical care in your home, we also offer several other types of programs that may better fit your needs. These include:

  • Palliative Care: Those with advanced illnesses can face unique challenges, such as frequent trips to the hospital or doctors’ offices for the management of pain and other symptoms. Our palliative care staff provides you and your and family with physical, social and emotional support with services including care education, pain and symptom management, spiritual care, and other services.
  • Specialty Home Healthcare: While normal home health services are designed for a limited time to help patients recover from surgery or an illness, we also offer ongoing home healthcare services in central Pennsylvania for patients with chronic (ongoing) diseases. We provide home healthcare for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), and diabetes. We also provide home infusion therapy, wound and ostomy care, and skilled in-home nursing care for newborns with special needs or a chronic illness. If needed, we also provide skilled nursing care for women who have health issues after giving birth.
  • Bereavement Support Services: Our home healthcare services include grief counselors who offer guidance, education, and compassion for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

FAQs

Who would benefit from home healthcare vs. care at a hospital?

Professional home healthcare services are available for patients who no longer need to be in the hospital but still need professional medical care, teaching, and assessment. Home health nurses and rehabilitation therapists provide personalized care in the patient’s home based on their needs. Some home health patients have chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, or lung disease, that require ongoing changes in their plan of care and home health services can help them remain out of the hospital. Others may need short-term care for surgical incisions, wounds, or help medication or nutritional infusion.

How often do nurses and other home healthcare providers visit?

Home healthcare professionals visit patients according to a schedule that is based on the patient’s diagnosis, physician’s recommendations, and insurance coverage. On average, home health nurses and other home healthcare providers visit most patients one or two times per week.

What types of health professionals provide home healthcare near me?

At Penn Highlands Home Health, we evaluate each patient and work with referring physicians to determine the best team to provide your care plan. We have multi-disciplinary professional home healthcare teams who provide services throughout central Pennsylvania. Depending on your needs, your home health team could include:

  • Registered nurses who provide skilled nursing care
  • Personal caregivers who help meet patients’ personal care needs
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists to assist with rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness
  • Social workers who address patients’ psychosocial needs
  • Nutritionists who work with patients to aid in their recovery
Where do I find home healthcare near me?

Penn Highlands Home Health has offices in DuBois, Clearfield, Huntington, and St. Marys and provides services in Armstrong, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties.

How much does home healthcare cost?

The cost of home healthcare depends on the services provided, length of service, and type of health insurance you have. If home health is needed to recover from a hospital stay, surgery, or chronic illness on a short-term basis, it is generally covered by Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. Our staff will help you understand your costs, what your insurance will cover, and talk with you about payment options for your portion.

To learn more about home healthcare services provided by Penn Highlands Home Health, please call 1-800-841-9397 or download our Home Health Services brochure.

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