Okmulgee Memorial Hospital’s Home Health department provides in-home care to patients who have difficulties leaving their homes to seek regular treatment at a health care facility. Home health employs a full-time team of highly skilled nurses and support staff who attend to all the homebound patients in the department’s care. The OMH Home Health department has been providing in-home care to patients for 25 years.
Home health provides patients with skilled nursing through qualified professionals, who observe, teach, train and assist patients. Our professionals also provide skilled procedures, and physical, occupational and speech therapy. While in the care of the home health department, a patient will receive regular visits from a qualified nurse who will assess and treat them for various illnesses and injury. A home health nurse observes patients for various signs and symptoms, such as fluctuating vital signs or changes in weight, breathing or circulation. Home health also provides patient care training. For example, home health provides training in wound care, diabetic care, bladder/bowel training and medicine regimen to patients.
To qualify for home health care a patient must experience a normal inability to leave home or their physical condition and/or physical limitations are such that it would be a considerable and taxing effort for them to leave home without the assistance of others and, or supportive devices. OMH Home Health department accepts Medicare, Medicaid and Worker’s Compensation, as well as various private insurance carriers. For a list of insurance carriers that OMH accepts click on the Insurance Providers link located on the right tool bar. To qualify for home health a patient must not be able to travel outside of the home, unless it's for medical purposes and if a home health patient does have to travel for non-medical purposes, then the travel must be infrequent and for short durations.
For more information call 918.758.0086.
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