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Provides in-home nursing visits for patients who may not qualify for Medicare reimbursed home health care however need assistance.

 
Referral by:

            Doctor

            Family/friend/self

            Another agency, ie:  Generations, local hospital

 
What is needed:

            A doctor’s order to make visits, including any lab and treatment orders

The doctor’s order allows our nurse to communicate findings, questions or concerns with your physician.  We can not provide care without these orders.

 

 Cost:  No cost to patient, family or insurance.  This is a great use of our tax dollars!

This service is funded by the health portion of Dubois County taxes.

Donations are accepted.


Who makes these visits:  Registered nurses, employed by the Dubois County Health Department with experience in home health and geriatric nursing.

 
When we visit:  Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, by appointment.  Holidays are excluded.

 

What we can do:                                      What we can’t do:

 

General assessment                                                     Daily visits

Blood pressure and vital sign checks                          Provide sitter services

Lab tests                                                                      Baths or personal care

            Blood draws                                                    Housekeeping services

            Specimen collection                                         Run errands for prescriptions or                                                                                                supplies

Medication set up                                                        Visits outside of our 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                          hours

Wound Care                                                                Transport patients

Nutrition assessment

Patient/family teaching about your illness

Communicate findings/needs to your physician




    

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