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Home Health

Providing assistance to help you recover
in the comfort of your own home.

 

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Home Health

Often,the best place to feel better is at home.

Tanner Home Health care professionals have a singular focus — delivering compassionate, quality care for our patients in the security and comfort of familiar surroundings. Your home may be your house, a family member’s house or a personal care home.

Skilled home health care professionals are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our professional staff includes:

  • Home health aides
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Medical social workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Speech therapists
Home Health nurse taking blood pressure reading from a patient.

Home health care services

Tanner Home Health serves Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard and Paulding counties.

Home Health Aide

  • Personal care: bathing and comfort measures
  • Feeding
  • Maintenance of patient care area

Medical Social Services

  • Assessment of social and emotional factors
  • Counseling for long-range planning
  • Community resource planning
  • Intervention and management of terminal illness

Occupational Therapy

  • Muscle re-education
  • Perceptual motor training
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Neurodevelopment treatment
  • Sensory treatment

Physical Therapy

  • Gait training
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy
  • Prosthetic therapy
  • Assessment of home environment for possible need of durable medical equipment

Skilled Nursing

  • Wound care, dressing changes (certified wound/ostomy nurse)
  • Administration of intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous medications
  • Diabetic education: diet planning, self-monitoring of blood glucose, self-administration of insulin
  • Venipuncture for lab studies
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Monitoring and education for medication regimen
  • Assessment of home environment
  • Telehealth

Speech Therapy

  • Auditory processing
  • Verbal language expressing
  • Pragmatic skills
  • Augmentative/alternative communication

Our program is licensed by the state of Georgia, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, view our home health care resources.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for home health care if you are currently enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid programs and meet certain guidelines, such as:

  • Requiring considerable assistance and effort to leave home
  • Needing skilled care by a nurse, physical therapist or speech therapist
  • Currently being under the care of a doctor.

Tanner will research your private insurance or health maintenance organization (HMO) eligibility at no charge.

Tanner Health System also offers hospice care services, enabling patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity.

Home Health nurse discussing care with a patient.

Refer a patient

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient for home health care services, call

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