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Recovery from illness, injury or surgery is usually physically and emotionally difficult for both the patient and the caregivers. When part of the recovery can take place at home, the patient is often more comfortable, happier and can recuperate more quickly. Family members and caregivers are more relaxed and can actively participate in the recovery process.

Washington Regional Home Health is designed to provide for the patient’s healthcare needs while they recover from illness, injury or surgery at home.  Washington Regional Home Health works with the patient, physicians, family members, caregivers and other community support programs to help assure safety, maximum wellness and independence for the individual.

Home Health Staff
The staff includes registered nurses, trained nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and medical social workers who are dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused care as ordered by the physician. In-home supervision of staff occurs on a regular basis. Office staff are available to provide billing services and assist with scheduling.

RN Service

  • Physical assessment
  • Medication and disease teaching
  • Administration of IV and injectable medications
  • Care of IV Catheters
  • Wound assessment and care
  • Maintenance of and changing of catheters
  • Maintenance of feeding tubes
  • Teaching about feedings
  • Collection of laboratory specimens
  • Specialized post cardiac surgery care and education

Physical Therapy Services

  • Assessment of rehabilitation needs
  • Development of specialized programs to meet identified needs
  • Development and supervision of therapeutic and exercise programs
  • Ambulatory/gait training
  • Treatment and therapeutic programs designed to help manage pain
  • Assessment of equipment needs and home safety concerns

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Assessment of rehabilitation needs
  • Planning and supervision of therapeutic programs designed to restore function
  • Teaching techniques to improve independence in activities of daily living

Speech Pathology Services

  • Assessment of communication and swallowing disorders
  • Planning and supervision of training programs designed to improve independent communication
  • Implementation of therapeutic programs to improve nutrition problems due to swallowing difficulties

Medical Social Services

  • Assessment of community resource needs
  • Planning for care needs in the home
  • Assistance with making adjustments to disability and illness
  • Support for patients and families in a crisis that inhibits the patients' abilities to recover

Home Health Aide Services

  • Personal care and bathing
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Catheter care
  • Assistance with ambulation and exercises

Certification and Payment
Payment for Washington Regional Home Health services is available from Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay. Coverage of specific services may depend on medical condition and needs. 

Washington Regional Home Health is a Medicare certified agency accredited by The Joint Commission and is licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Health.  Policies and procedures are developed under the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state and federal laws as applicable. Washington Regional Home Health is a member of the National Home Care Association and the Arkansas State Home Care Association. 

Washington Regional Home Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For More Information
Washington Regional Home Health services can be obtained through an order from your physician. Ask your physician about the services or call Washington Regional Home Health for more information. Home Health services are available in Washington, Benton, and Madison counties.

Washington Regional Home Health
88 Colt Square
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone (479) 463-1840
Toll Free 1-800-HomeCare
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