Baxter and Marion County Home Health Care
Home Health Services
For more information about Baxter Regional Home Health, call (870) 435-7500.
Home Healthcare Includes the Following Services:
- Catheter care
- Wound care and dressings
- Diabetes education
- Colostomy care and education
- Monitoring vital signs for patients with life-threatening cases of hypertension,
congestive heart failure, heart attacks and strokes
- Pregnant mothers
- Education and instruction for therapeutic diets, medications, home care
or post-surgical concerns
- Feeding tube insertion and care
- IV therapy services, including chemotherapy
Home Health Aide Services
The home health aide may assist periodically with bathing, hair and nail
care, and other personal care. An aide is assigned at the discretion of
the visiting nurse, but only if the patient is already receiving skilled
nursing, physical therapy or speech therapy.
Our physical therapists provide high-quality rehabilitation services in
your home. These services include therapeutic exercise, gait training,
home safety, functional activities and patient education. We also instruct
your family in functional transfers, balance activities and stroke rehabilitation.
Specific services include:
- At-home activity programs to overcome physical limitations
- Instruction in the use of assistive devices for ambulation
- Prosthetic training
- T.E.N.S. (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) education for pain control
Speech-language pathology services are designed to help the patient develop
functioning communications. These services include screening, evaluating
and interpreting results; diagnosing, rehabilitating and preventing disorders
of speech (articulation, fluency, voice) and language; oral-pharyngeal
function (swallowing); and cognition (memory, problem-solving).
- Aphasia therapy develops receptive and expressive language following a stroke.
- Alaryngeal speech therapy following laryngectomy includes training in the
use of speech aids.
- Cognitive and language therapy is used following a head injury.
- Restore, maintain and/or improve daily living skills, such as bathing,
dressing, and eating.
- Teach therapeutic adaptation, such as the use of adaptive equipment.
- Provide sensorimotor treatment for strength, endurance, range of motion,
coordination, balance, and mobility.
- Develop fine motor skills.
- Promote hand-eye coordination.
- Teach energy-conservation techniques and work simplification.
A social worker is available to assist patients with social or financial
problems that may impact the patient’s care or recovery.