Baxter and Marion County Home Health Care
For more information about Baxter Regional Home Health, call (870) 435-7500.
All home healthcare is carried out under the direction of the patient’s
personal physician. If you are in need of home healthcare, contact your
doctor, or call the Baxter Regional Home Health at (870) 435-7500.
To qualify for payment of home health services under Medicare, Medicaid,
and most private insurance, the patient must meet the following criteria:
Presently under the care of a physician
Homebound or unable to leave home without assistance. Under current law,
to qualify as homebound, a Medicare beneficiary does not need to be bedridden,
but must generally be confined to his or her home. If the patient does
leave the home for nonmedical purposes, these absences must be for short
periods of time or infrequently.
Requires intermittent skilled care from a nurse or therapist
Skilled care requires the special skills, knowledge, and judgment of a
licensed professional to ensure the safety of the patient and to achieve
the medically desired results. While custodial care may be essential to
a patient’s well-being, it does not constitute skilled care.
Payment is made by Medicare or Medicaid for patients who qualify under
these programs, and reimbursement reflects actual agency cost for the
provision of services. Home health services are also covered by private
insurance, private pay and workers’ compensation.
Home Health Staff
Baxter Regional Medical Center Home Health has well-qualified and experienced
employees who provide skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy,
occupational therapy, social work and home health aide care.
The home health staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses,
home health aides, registered physical therapists, a speech-language pathologist,
registered occupational therapists and a social worker. The nursing staff
is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Baxter Regional Home Health will provide home health services without regard
to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or physical
or mental disability.
In 2013, our Baxter and Marion county offices moved to its current central
location at 30 Ryan Road in Cotter, Arkansas, to serve our patients.