Supporting the Disabled and Elderly

Home Care

Public Health is a Medicare Certified Comprehensive licensed Home Care Agency providing services to all ages in the comfort of your own home.  Service may range from acute rehabilitation post hospitalization to ongoing support to remain in your home on a long term basis.  Services include Skilled Nursing; Physical Therapy; Home Health Aide; Respite; and Homemaking Services.**

What is Home Care?
Home Care encompasses a wide range of health services within your home. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in their own homes.  Their needs may be medical, nursing, social, therapeutic treatment and / or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.  Services are provided to all ages from new born, children, adults to elderly.

When is Home Care Appropriate? 
There are many situations in which home care would be beneficial such as following a hospitalization for recovery from surgery, new diagnosed illness, following a nursing home stay, or gradual decline of health status.

How do I Qualify? 
Your physician must order home care services.  Based on payer of services, other qualifications may be required to be met.

Who Pays for Home Care? 
Many insurances pay for home care service including Medicare, Private Insurance, Veterans Administration, Medicaid, Alternative Care, Long Term Care Insurance Policies, Private Pay, Waivered Programs and more.

Who Should I Contact? 
Cass County Public Health Home Care can be contacted at 218-547-1340, ask for the Adult Intake worker who will assist in obtaining information and answer questions to get you started.

What Services does Home Care Provide?
Skilled Nursing: Intermittent nursing services ordered by a physician for a recipient whose illness, injury, physical, or mental condition creates a need for the service.  Nurse provides skilled observation and assessment, disease management instruction, evaluation of patients care plan, teaching and training, and skilled procedures. 

Physical Therapy: 
Provided by Licensed Professionals to meet acute goals of rehabilitation towards independence.

Home Health Aide: Certified as Home Health Aide to provide hands on care for personal cares, bathing, simple dressing change, medication reminders, exercise and ambulation.

**Homemaking: Includes general household activities including but not limited to meal preparation, routine household care, support of assistance of instrumental activities of daily living, providing support, monitoring safety and well being.  This service does not provide hands on care and only provided along with home health aide services.

**Respite: Service provided to a patient on a short-term basis to provide for relief of the unpaid caregiver.


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