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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200 Roseville, MN 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
E-Mail:info@braininjurymn.org
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Home Health Services

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Persons with brain injury living in their own homes may require medical and health-related home care services. Home health services may provide care to individuals with ongoing needs for assistance, for those recovering from major illness or those making a transition from a hospital or nursing facility back to their home. Home health agencies play an important role in helping persons with brain injury live within the least restrictive setting.

Home Care Services:

  1. Skilled nursing is provided on an intermittent or part-time basis by a licensed nurse and includes referrals to other resources, managing the plan of treatment with the physician, medication management services, health education and training and support of family caregivers.
  2. Home health aide services are provided by a certified home health aide and include assistance with meal preparation, dressing, bathing, grooming, medication administration, incidental homemaking and delegated nursing tasks.
  3. Private duty nursing services are provided by a registered or licensed practical nurse to persons who require more individual and continuous nursing care than can be provided during an intermittent skilled nursing visit.
  4. Personal care assistant services are provided by a non-licensed personal care assistant, are flexible, and include independent living services.
  5. Physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapies are provided by therapists licensed in each capacity.

Home Health Agency Services:

  1. Provide intermittent services that support persons with brain injury and their family support systems.
  2. Are managed by a registered nurse and/or rehabilitation therapist together with the individual's physician.
  3. Provide individualized service delivery based on the person's needs.
  4. Coordinate with other home and community-based services.

Medicare, Medicaid, Waivers or insurance can help pay for Home Health Care. Click here for more information on funding sources.

When considering using these types of services, ask questions about their experience, serving individuals with brain injury, and their staff training related to brain injury.

Continue to the next section, "Housing/Home Modification."