Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice

Pioneer Memorial Home Health

Photo: Home Health Staff

Pioneer Memorial Home Health combines top quality medical care with all the comforts of home. We provide personalized care tailored to fit into the patients’ routine of daily living. Our team cares for people with prolonged illnesses, those recuperating from a hospital stay and those with disabilities. We provide direct patient care, instruction on special needs associated with an illness, rehabilitative exercises, training and support to those providing the day-to-day care.

Home care services are provided in the patients’ place of residence by our professional staff of Registered Nurses, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists. Other services are available, depending on the patients’ needs. Personal care is provided by State Certified Home Health Aides. Social Services for assistance with home and community living is also available.

We can also arrange for the provision of durable medical equipment (DME). These items include hospital beds, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, and any necessary pulmonary health equipment such as home oxygen. Instruction in the appropriate use of all equipment is provided. Medicare, Medicaid and private Insurance will pay for home visits for patients that qualify and have a medical necessity. The Home Health office staff can assist in clarifying coverage.

Pioneer Memorial Hospice

Pioneer Memorial Hospice is organized, staffed and equipped to provide professional services to the terminally ill patient and their family on a scheduled basis at his/her place of residence.

The hospice staff brings crucial elements of medical and nursing care to the person’s home, and offers practical and emotional support for patients and their families. Our program helps many patients to be alert, comfortable, and free of pain as they live their final days in a familiar place surrounded by people they know and love. These services are provided by a team of trained professionals, physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, volunteers and aides make up the hospice interdisciplinary team.

Hospice should be considered when a patient and the physician determine that curative treatments are no longer effective or desired, and life expectancy can be measured in weeks or months rather than years. Referral can be made by physicians or social service agencies, as well as direct requests by the patient, family or primary caregiver.

Reimbursement for hospice services is available through Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. Care is not withheld because of inability to pay. Assistance is available from contributions, fundraisers, and donations made to the hospice program.