Recovering at home following a hospitalization from surgery or a medical condition may require assistance beyond what can be provided by family and friends. Home Health is an alternative to repeated hospitalizations or an extended hospital stay. Nurses and medical professionals work closely with your primary care doctor from the comfort of your home, allowing them to stay up-to-date on your progress and ensure you are receiving care tailored to your individual needs.
Home Health Eligibility
Spartanburg Regional Home Health is a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health agency licensed by the State of South Carolina. You or a loved one is eligible for Spartanburg Home Health services if you are a resident of Spartanburg, Union or Cherokee counties, have a referral from a doctor and a need for periodic skilled care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, worker’s compensation and self-pay.
Continuity of Care
Spartanburg Regional Home Health helps you or your loved one maintain continuity of care after you leave the hospital. Once you return home, one of our nurses or therapists will thoroughly evaluate your condition and review your medical records. We will also evaluate your home environment and educate your family members or other caregivers.
Your Team of Experienced Professionals
At Spartanburg Regional Home Health, we are proud of our skilled, caring, trustworthy and compassionate experts. Our clinicians visit your home to deliver customized, physician-prescribed care after a hospital stay, illness or injury to help you rehabilitate and achieve your optimal level of independence. We also help you manage chronic conditions to help prevent avoidable hospitalizations. Our team of professionals includes registered nurses, home health aides, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and medical social workers.
Registered Nurses (RN)
Registered nurses teach you how to manage your illness or injury and explain post-treatment home care needs. RNs follow the care plan your physician recommends. Your RN will also:
- Observe and assess your health
- Teach self-monitoring techniques
- Administer medication
- Manage intravenous (IV) lines for fluids and medication
- Administer therapies and treatments
- Consult with physicians and other healthcare clinicians
Home Health Aides (HHA)
Home health aides help with daily living activities such as dressing, eating and bathing.
Physical Therapists (PT)
Physical therapists evaluate your functional ability and help you improve walking, balance, strength and range of motion. Your PT will provide education on techniques to improve mobility and teach you exercises to do on your own.
Occupational Therapists (OT)
An occupational therapist will evaluate your ability to perform everyday activities such as bathing, dressing and eating. Your OT will help you improve your ability to take care of yourself safely in your home. Your therapist may recommend home modifications such as bathroom safety aids, and special equipment such as wheelchairs and eating aids. You and your family will receive education on how to use them safely.
Speech-language Pathologists (ST)
Speech-language pathologists evaluate swallowing, language, cognition and thinking skills, and communication issues. To improve your quality of life, your ST will help you regain the ability to eat and swallow, improve your cognitive skills, and regain communication skills to express your wants, needs and ideas.
Medical Social Workers (MSW)
One of our medical social workers will help you and your family adapt to your illness. Your social worker will help coordinate medical and non-medical services such as providing home-delivered meals, discussing your eligibility for other assistance programs and explaining your medical bills. You’ll receive counseling on emotional concerns caused by your illness, help with long-range planning and learn how to access community resources available to you.
Get expert care tailored to your needs
Experienced registered nurses provide care such as:
- Healthcare needs assessment
- Wound and intravenous (IV) care
- Helping you and your family learn to cope with lifestyle changes
- Medication management
- Information on your condition
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Our registered physical, occupational and speech therapists provide the following services:
- Therapy to improve mobility, motor skills and function
- Treatments and exercises to help relieve pain
- Help with using adaptive equipment to improve your independence and quality of life
- Improve written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Medical Social Services
Our licensed medical social workers provide:
- Help with locating additional community services
- Counseling to help you respond to medical treatment
- Help with financial issues and eligibility requirements for assistance
Home Health Aides
Certified nursing aides provide non-medical help with activities such as:
- Eating, bathing and grooming
- Prescribed exercises
Our certified wound care nurse specialists are at the forefront of treating and preventing acute and chronic wounds for patients recovering at home.
Certified wound care nurse specialists improve patient care by:
- Providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment and wound care methods
- Continuous assessment of wounds and patient care
- Changing the treatment plan as needed
- Quickly recognizing and treating wound problems
- Developing personalized care plans in collaboration with doctors, care teams and family members
- Providing ongoing consultation and education on wound care
Patients receive treatment and consultation for conditions including:
- Traumatic or surgical wounds
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Ulcers resulting from poor circulation
- Diabetic ulcers
- Fistula (opening between two separate body parts, such as a vein and artery)
- Ostomies, tubes and drains
- Wounds from radiation, tumors and other conditions
Lymphedema is swelling that may occur in the legs, arms, face, neck, abdomen or chest when the lymphatic system (thymus, spleen, tonsils and appendix) does not work properly. Our certified lymphedema therapists provide care based on you or your loved one’s individual needs to reduce swelling and improve quality of life. We also teach you and your family how to manage the condition, and provide follow-up care and resource referrals as needed.
Treatment benefits include:
- Decreases limb circumference, softens tissue, and improves skin quality and appearance
- Prevents open wounds, decreasing risk of infection and hospitalization
- Increases range of motion and exercise capacity
- Reduces risk of immobility and social isolation
- Enables independence of daily living activities and long-term self-management
Home Infusion Services
Receiving infusion therapy in the comfort of your home is a safe, cost-effective option that can shorten your hospital stay and speed up your return to daily activities.
Our home infusion team provide state-of-the-art nursing and pharmacy services, making all arrangements for medications, supplies and equipment needed for successful therapy at home.
Our team of experienced clinical pharmacists and infusion nurses coordinate with physicians, discharge planners, case managers and other healthcare professionals to provide an integrated approach to your care.
Specially trained registered nurses provide intravenous (IV) infusions that include:
- Total parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding)
- Enteral feeding (tube through the nose or directly into the stomach)
Our experts provide personal, in-home monitoring that combines home healthcare services with technology to help you better manage your chronic conditions at home.
Telemonitoring uses an automated device in your home that takes your vital signs each day (including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels and weight), reminds you to take medications and answers simple questions about your condition and specific diagnosis.
In less than three minutes, your health data is easily collected and securely transmitted to a nurse in the office to review and follow up with you as needed. Your doctor will discuss the telemonitoring option with you.
You may qualify for telemonitoring if you have a condition such as:
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic lung disease
- Cardiovascular disease
Telemonitoring allows nurses to manage your health seven days a week, providing you a sense of comfort and security. Over time, telemonitoring decreases hospitalization and ER visits while improving clinical outcomes.
Chronic Disease Management
Our experts help patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and breathing conditions to better manage their health and achieve an increased quality of life.
Our specially-trained clinicians use a patient-centered approach that helps you learn to manage your illness in the comfort of your own home. Through coaching and education, you and your family learn self-management skills that increase confidence to live a healthier lifestyle.
Our expert physicians, nurses and therapists design each program to prevent future problems, reduce ER visits and re-hospitalization, and improve your quality of life.
Our experts offer vestibular rehabilitation and balance therapy for patients with dizziness and imbalance symptoms.
Vestibular rehabilitation uses exercise therapy to decrease dizziness and improve symptoms that may contribute to loss of balance. A specially-trained, certified physical therapist conducts a comprehensive evaluation and designs a specific, individualized exercise program to improve your vestibular and imbalance problems.
Vestibular rehabilitation can:
- Decrease dizziness
- Improve balance and safety
- Increase activity levels
- Improve your overall general physical condition