Home Health & Hospice

Pocahontas Community Home Health is a non-profit agency providing intermittent nursing and home health aide/homemaker services to residents of the area in a 30-mile radius of Pocahontas. Nursing care is provided under three levels: Skilled, Maintenance and Health promotion. The level of nursing care is determined by a team approach with the physician, nurse and the client. Care is provided in the client’s own home. Communities served are: Albert City, Fonda, Gilmore City, Havelock, Laurens, Mallard, Manson, Marathon, Palmer, Plover, Pomeroy, Pocahontas, Rolfe and Varina. Our Home Health Agency is committed to providing quality home health care services in the home to help our clients achieve and maintain optimum health and function. If you have questions please give us a call! 
Angie Hansen, Manager
Phone: (712)-335-3430
Fax: (712) 3431
AHansen@pocahontashospital.org

Cost
Qualifying services covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Private Pay services are also available. A licensed social worker is available to assist qualifying clients in obtaining county and state services that are available through our agency. The Home Health Agency serves all clients despite their ability to pay.

Specialty Services
24-hour oxygen therapy setup and oximetry

Skilled Nursing
Treatment of diseases/conditions focusing on return to self-care and independence. Include physician consultation and lab draws.

Maintenance
Nursing assistance for control of chronic diseases and conditions.

Hospice
Medicare certified agency, care for the terminally ill

Health Aides
Personal care provided under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Lifeline
Client able to summon help into the home 24-hours a day.

Therapies

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Home Evaluation & Treatment for qualifying conditions

Nurse-On-Call
24 hours a day 7 days a week

Homemaker
Environmental assistance and support for daily activities.


Community Health Services

All Services Provided on a Private Pay Basis Only

Nursing - $30 per visit-includes 2 skilled services
Care provided to assist individuals to meet their health care needs.

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Pulse check
  • Medication management
  • Nail Care
  • Dressing changes
  • Weight
  • Venipuncture
  • Catheter care
  • Wound care

Health Aide - $20/hour
Personal care provided by a Certified Homemaker/Health Aide

  • Assist with bath and dressing
  • Hair and nail care
  • Personal laundry
  • Exercises/ambulation

Homemaker - $15/hour
Environmental assistance provided by a homemaker/health aide to assist to maintain a clean and safe home.

  • Dusting & Vacuuming
  • Meal prep
  • Floor Care
  • Laundry
  • Money management
  • Dishes
  • Essential Shopping
  • Essential Errands

Pocahontas Community Hospital Hospice - Since 1987, the Pocahontas Community Hospital Hospice has assisted terminally ill patients and their families throughout the area and surrounding communities within a 30 mile radius of Pocahontas.

Hospice services are provided under the direction of the person’s own physician; with care being provided in the patient’s own home, whether it be a private dwelling or a nursing care facility.

Our goal is to keep each patient at home and as comfortable as possible, while encouraging them to be up and about and out in the community as they desire.

PCH Hospice maintains a library of books and videos on the topics of grief, care giving, bereavement and cancer information.


What is Hospice?

Hospice is an affirmation of life; it is not a place but, a concept of care. Hospice is end-of-life care that provides comfort and support for the person with a  life-limiting condition. Care which is focused on helping the patient maximize the quality of life. No other form of health care focuses on the entire person by offering physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients.

Hospice Services

  • Physician services
  • Nursing services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medications for pain relief and symptom management
  • Dietician
  • Pharmacist
  • On call RN 24 hours a day continuous care during crisis periods
  • Therapies: occupational, speech, physical, enterostomal, massage and aromatherapy
  • Volunteer services
  • Medical social work services
  • Psychological and spiritual counseling for the individual and family
  • Bereavement

Hospice Services by Discipline

All services are care are coordinated by the hospice team.

Nursing

  • Manage medications for pain relief
  • Manage medications for other physical symptoms
  • Manage medication for some emotional issues
  • Offer alternatives to medication
  • Learn about ways to improve quality of life
  • Communicate with my physician(s)
  • Assist with making decisions regarding health and well being
  • Communicate concerns and wishes to my family and friends

Social Worker or Counselor

  • Assist with life review and affirmation
  • Explore non-medical ways of relieving pain, depression or anxiety
  • Address some emotional problems I’m having with my social life
  • Explore religious or spiritual issues
  • Address financial issues
  • Assist in making decisions about my future
  • Put some more fun and humor into my life
  • Communicate feelings towards one particular person
  • Finish a project

Home Health Aide

  • Help bathe and clean
  • Help dress
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Help achieve some mobility
  • Use and exercise my muscle groups
  • Massage away soreness and tension
  • Do light housekeeping
  • Finish a project

Chaplain

  • Maintain contact with my congregation, minister, rabbi or priest
  • Strengthen my life with prayer and/or meditation
  • Explore some of my spiritual concerns
  • Maintain a sense of worth and dignity
  • Settle some religious differences within my family
  • Help a particular member of my family
  • Find some good study materials for my struggles
  • Address some of my doubts, fears and/or anger

Who Pays for Hospice Care?

Pocahontas Community Hospital Hospice receives reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and provides care for patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Donations are welcome. All money donated to Pocahontas Community Hospital Hospice stays in the area and is used for the care of our patients and development of our staff and volunteer network.

Volunteers: Come Join Us! Classes are available yearly to those wishing to participate in many aspects of the Hospice program.

Grief Classes: Grief is a normal process when someone we loves dies. The purpose of the classes are to learn the components of grief. With the support of the qualified staff, grieving persons receive assistance in adjusting to life following a death or loss.

Hospice Referrals
Request for hospice care may be made by a patient, family, friends, physicians, nurses, ministers and other health care agencies. Support is available. With just a phone call we can provide you with the information and assistance to make the necessary arrangements for hospice care. We are here for you!

Pocahontas Community Home Health & Hospice
Phone: (712) 335-3430