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Kaiser Home Health Services
Kaiser Home Health Services provides Medicare-certified care for patients in their own homes, promoting safety, health and independence. We serve home-bound patients in Karnes and surrounding counties. Otto Kaiser Memorial is staffed by experienced, licensed clinicians trained to provide the following in-home services
Home Health is more than nursing care. We ensure safe and appropriate treatment at home; to provide the necessary medical supplies as ordered that best meet your needs; to monitor your condition during your convalescence or rehabilitation and alert your MD to early signs or symptoms of complications; to teach you, a member of your family, or a friend how to care for your medical needs and treatments; to share with you important information about your medications, diet, and your disease process.
- Assessment of condition
- Vital signs
- Catheter changes and care
- Dressing changes to wounds/incisions
- Diabetic instruction
- Ostomy care
- Blood draws for labs
- Home IV infusion
- Instruct on use of equipment such as oxygen or glucometer
- Instruct on your disease processes and make referrals to other agencies such as provider services
Cognitive and memory rehabilitation
Treat speech, eating and swallowing difficulties
Physical & Occupational Therapy
- Gait training
- Strengthening training
- Home exercise program
- Massage and ultrasound
- Instruction on becoming independent in home
Home Health Aide
- Assist with bathing
- Personal care
- Skin care
- Assess vital signs
- Light housekeeping
Who qualifies for these services?
Anyone who can use home health assistance during an acute illness; anyone who has been discharged from a hospital, nursing home or rehab hospital; post-surgical care; anyone with a new diagnosis or new medications.
Who pays for these services?
Medicare will pay for home health services 100% as long as the patient remains homebound. The patient must be homebound which means they are not driving. They leave their homes only for medical care; dental appts; church; beauty shop and in frequent absences from the home.
Medicaid and other major private insurances also pay home health benefits.
How do I find out more about our home health service?
Ask your doctor or feel free to call Otto Kaiser Memorial Home Health any of the following ways:
Stacey Schultz, RN
Administrator, Director of Nursing