UCGH Home Health
To help patients return to an optimal level of function, Clayton Hospital Home Care (UCGH) has a staff of skilled health care professionals trained to assist you in your home. Our caregivers are available to provide safe, reliable, compassionate care to all patients in a respectful manner and with dignity.
UCGH registered nurses and certified nursing aides are available to perform a variety of services. They teach and advise patients and family members and provide care following hospitalization. Additionally, our home-care professionals provide:
- Wound Care
- Diabetic Care
- Medication Management
- Rehabilitative Care
- Ostomy Care
- Enternal Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Patient Education
We provide intermittent, skilled care for homebound clients who are under the care of a physician.
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Home Health Care Services Provided by Licensed Healthcare Professionals
Licensed professionals are available to provide safe, reliable, compassionate care to all patients in a respectable, dignified manner. Nursing services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Medicare skilled nursing care is provided by registered nurses. These provide
- a variety of highly skilled nursing services
- teach and advise the patient and family members
- provide care following hospitalization
- wound care
- diabetic care and teaching
- medication management
- ostomy care
Physical therapists provide
- a home exercise program
- balance and coordination evaluation
- transfer training
- post hip or knee surgery exercises
- gait training
All of our Home Health Aides are certified and CPR qualified.
Clayton Hospital Home Care (UCGH) strives to provide each client quality care meeting or exceeding accepted standards of care.
The UCGH Home Health Care Program may be Medicare Eligible
If you or someone you love are in need of home healthcare and are on Medicare, they may qualify for programs designed to help. Union County General Hospital wants to help. The following criteria may allow you to obtain Medicare coverage for home healthcare:
- Only Intermittent skilled care is needed
- The patient is homebound; unable to leave without difficulty
- The patient is under a physician’s care
- There is a need for a skilled service
- Live in Union County
Note: Medicare defines "skilled care" as care which is administered either directly by a skilled professional or under their supervision. Such skilled services may include physical therapy.
Home health care may be covered under Medicare Parts A or B.
By "intermittent," Medicare means that the patient needs care no less than once every 60 days and no more than once per day for three weeks.
To qualify, your attending physician will provide an order for services. If requested to do so, the home health care provider will send a written statement to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). The nurse manager will then certify that the patient needs home healthcare by a skilled professional and your physician will sign the plan-of-care.
Finally, your attending physician may need to re-certify your need every 60 days. Although your physician may request it, a face-to-face appointment is not required for certification.
UCGH and Home Health Services
At Union County General Hospital, our staff is committed to making sure you have the healthcare you need. If you would like us to look at your situation and help you learn whether the in-home care you need is covered under your Medicare, get in touch with us. We will be glad to assist in any way we can.
Please call the Home Health office at 575.374.0114 or 575.374.2585 extension 7254 if you have any further questions.