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.

Physical 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 Therapy

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.

Occupational Therapy

  • 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.

Social Services

A social worker is available to assist patients with social or financial problems that may impact the patient’s care or recovery.