Home Health Services
SOMC Home Health Services is the first Home Care in Scioto County and the first hospital-based agency in the state of OH. Home Care Services include Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation Therapies, Medical Social Services and Home Health Aides, Home Telehealth Monitoring and Palliative Care. SOMC Home Health Services is a national leader in patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
SOMC Home Health Services provides home and community based services to acutely and chronically ill patients across the life span. Services provided are deemed medically necessary for the treatment of an illness or injury and are physician-ordered. Services are provided seven days a week, 24 hours per day. Geographic service areas include Scioto County in Ohio, and Lewis and Greenup Counties in Kentucky.
Patients are accepted into Home Care based on a reasonable assessment that the scope of care required by the patient can be met by Home Care Services.
For More Information:
Call (740) 356-4663
Toll Free (800) 878-0878
The Home Care office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The direct referral lines to the Intake RN's are 356-5633 (Nancy) and 356-5607 (Carla). The main office line is 356-5600.
Skilled nursing services are available 24/7 through an on-call mechanism. The on-call nurse can be accessed via the SOMC switchboard @ 356-5000.
Home Care practice patterns and standards are in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Medicare Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (42CFR);
- The Joint Commission Standards for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations – the Accreditation Manual for Home Care (AMHC);
- State practice acts – Nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapies and medical social work;
- Kentucky State licensure regulations for home care agencies;
- SOMC policies, e.g. administrative and human resources;
- SOMC Home Care Structure and Process Standards
Scope and complexity of patients' care need to include the following:
Skilled Intermittent Services
- Skilled nursing care
- Physical, speech and occupational therapies
- Medical social services
- Home health aides
SOMC Home Care offers home telehealth remote monitoring services at no additional cost to patients receiving skilled intermittent services. Monitoring parameters include weight, blood pressure, pulse and blood oxygen levels. Home telehealth has demonstrated decreased hospital readmissions within 30 days among monitored patients. An RN monitors telehealth patients' results daily. Physicians receive monthly reports from Home Care on their patients' telehealth results and abnormal findings are reported immediately.
Palliative Care Program
Skilled care services are provided by an interdisciplinary team including the RN Case Manager and medical social worker. Other skilled disciplines may be consulted e.g. rehabilitation therapists, pharmacist, dietician or chaplain. Palliative care specializes in the relief of pain and symptom management associated with advanced stages of serious illness and chronic diseases. Palliative care may be provided at the same time as curative treatment. Palliative Care is NOT Hospice.
Staffed by health professionals, our services include:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Medical Social Workers
- Home Infusion Therapy
Who Is Eligible?
Patients who live in several counties in Ohio, and Lewis and Greenup Counties in Kentucky whose physician order services are eligible.