Home Health & Hospice
About the Program
Home Health is medical care provided in a person's place of residence, where they feel more comfortable and secure. Home Health and Hospice of Halifax provides a full range of health and social services to patients and their families, providing skill care and/or teaching the families/caregivers to care for patients where they live.
The Home Health team develops a plan of care based on a physician's orders. Registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, medical social workers and home health aides visit the patient at home as needed.
A registered nurse is always on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure quality and continuous care. Family, friends or the patient may be taught care techniques needed between Home Health visits to allow the patient to remain in familiar surroundings and become as self-sufficient as possible.
Home Health and Hospice of Halifax was created in 1969 as a service through the Halifax County Health Department. The Home Health and Hospice agency is certified for Medicare and Medicaid and licensed by the State of North Carolina, Division of Facility Services.
Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, health maintenance organizations, the Veteran's Administration, Champus and worker's compensation pay for many home health services. Self-pay plans can be developed for those with no insurance coverage. Hospice receives contributions from United Way and families and friends. This is used to assist in paying for non-covered medications or supplies needed by the Hospice patients.