Southeast Home Health Q&A

Q. How can I get Home Health service for my family members?

A. Talk to your physician to see if Home Health might be right for you; or call Southeast Home Health at 573-335-6609 to learn about admission criteria. If your family member is currently hospitalized, speak to a Social Services staff member.

Q. What kinds of services does Southeast Home Health offer?

A. All of the nurses at Southeast Home Health are registered nurses. In addition, Home Health aides; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists; Medical Social Workers and Nutrition Counselors also are available to help meet patients’ and families’ special needs.

Q. How often will my Home Health nurse visit?

A. Daily, if medically necessary.

Q. Are Home Health services covered by insurance?

A. Yes, in most cases. Home Health is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA insurance, Worker’s Compensation and most private insurance.

Q. How do we choose a Home Health service?

A. The choice is your decision to make. Choose an agency with a long length of service (Southeast Home Health has been serving the area for more than 20 years). Another consideration is experience, (Southeast Home Health has more than 257 combined years of RN experience to provide the highest level of care.) Southeast Home Health was also named the 2007 People’s Choice in Cape Girardeau County as reported in the Southeast Missourian for Home Health Care.

Q. I have congestive heart failure. Can I receive Home Health services? How would it help me?

A. Yes, congestive heart failure patients are eligible for Home Health if they meet Medicare guidelines. Skilled nursing visits to educate on disease management would incorporate assessment of the patient’s condition including diet, medications and early symptom management, which can prevent a hospitalization or potentially serious complications.

Q. Does Southeast Home Health provide services for both adults and children?

A. Southeast Home Health provides care for patients of all ages, from newborn to the elderly. Southeast Home Health’s experienced staff is specially trained to meet the needs of specific patient populations.

Q. What counties does Southeast Home Health serve?

A. Southeast Home Health serves all of Cape, Bollinger, Scott and Perry counties and parts of Mississippi, Stoddard and New Madrid counties.

Southeast Home Health (573) 335-6609 or 1-800-910-4355.