Home Health provides necessary health care services at home for patients recovering from surgeries, injuries, and illness when hospitalization is no longer necessary, but they are unable to perform normal activities on their own.
Lexington Regional Health Center’s Home Health covers a 45-mile radius around Lexington including Dawson, Gosper, Buffalo, Custer, Phelps, Furnas, and Frontier counties. We are certified by Medicare and Medicaid and work with private insurance companies who offer home health benefits. The agency is able to care for newborn through geriatric patients from both traditional and non-traditional family structures with a variety of social, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, and educational backgrounds.
Home Health offers a wide range of services. Medical services include dressing changes, medications, IV services and blood draws, pain management, and speech and rehabilitation services. This service also offers 24-hour on-call staff, assistance from home health aides, skilled nursing services from RNs and LPNs, along with treatment plans and physicians’ reports. Home medical equipment, health fair opportunities, and transportation for everyday activities, including shopping and doctor’s appointments, are also available.
A Lexington Regional Health Center Home Health admission nurse makes an initial assessment within 48 to 72 hours after receiving a referral from a physician that a patient is home from a medical or care facility. The admission nurse coordinates with the patient and the family to make the initial assessment.
When meeting the admission criteria, Lexington Regional Home Health nurses work closely with physicians to evaluate and determine the best and most appropriate services to help patients get better. Reassessment occurs according to the physician’s plan of care and as the patient’s condition warrants.
Home Health nurses believe nursing consists of assessing and meeting the client’s needs by:
The purpose and goals of Lexington Regional Health Center’s Home Health Department are:
For more information regarding Home Health services, please contact the department at (308) 324-8300.
Lexington Regional’s Home Health hours are 8:00 am — 4:30 pm, Monday — Friday.
Nurses may be reached after hours and on the weekends by calling the office at (308) 324-8300.