Frequently Asked Questions
What is home health care?
Home health care is a service provided on an intermittent basis wherever the patient calls home. In order to qualify for home health care, a patient must be essentially homebound (unable to leave home without causing a taxing effort) and under the care of a physician or certified nurse practitioner.
The ultimate goal of home health care is to rehabilitate patients and teach them to take responsibility for managing their chronic illness and assist with the management of their chronic disease state. Mid-Delta Home Health & Hospice works with the patient’s doctor or certified nurse practitioner to coordinate and provide the care recommended using a formal plan of care (POC).
What are the benefits of home health care?
Home health care allows the patient to remain at home in the comfort of familiar surroundings where family members can be involved in learning the healing process. It is most often a less expensive alternative and reduces hospital readmissions.
What is hospice care?
Hospice care is a specialized end-of-life palliative care recommended for patients when it becomes clear that comfort rather than cure is the primary focus.
What are the benefits of hospice care?
Hospice care allows the patient and family members to learn how to discuss end-of-life issues (death and dying). It allows the patient to remain in their home while receiving palliative care related to a terminal illness, surrounded by family and friends for the duration, with emotional and spiritual support provided for everyone affected. Bereavement support and counseling are available for up to one year.
How does one obtain home health or hospice care?
Anyone (self, family, pastor, friend) may make a referral; however, a physician or certified nurse practitioner must order home health/hospice care services. You have the legal right to choose your home health/hospice care provider.
Why choose Mid-Delta Home Health, Hospice & DME?
Mid-Delta Home Health, Hospice & DME has been caring for the health and welfare of our patients since 1978. We strive for excellence and are continually committed to improving the lives of those around us.
How to order Durable Medical Equipment?
We provide a variety of medical equipment, including delivery, setup and maintenance through Mid-Delta Durable Medical Equipment. You only have to make one call to receive all services.
Who pays for home health, hospice or durable medical equipment?
Payments accepted include Medicare, Medicaid, most Private Insurances, PPO’s, HMO’s or Self-Pay.