DCH Home Health Care Agency
The Comfort of Home. The Security of DCH.
1110 Dr. Edward Hillard Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
For more than 80 years, people in West Alabama have known they can rely on the DCH Health System to provide world-class health care. This level of quality is part of every service provided through the Health System, including DCH Home Care Services. You can enjoy all the comforts of home while our professionals bring a wide range of health services to your door.
DCH Home Health Care Agency
DCH Home Health Care Agency is accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by The State of Alabama and certified as a Medicare provider. In 2014, DCH Home Health Care ranked in the top 25 percent of home health providers in the United States by HomeCare Elite, a national health care information company.
Some of the services provided by DCH Home Health include:
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Medical Social Services
- Nutritional Services
- Personal Care and Grooming
The licensed, professional staff at DCH Home Health Care can provide many services in your home, including:
- Cardiac monitoring and teaching
- Diabetes education and management
- Pain management
- Medication monitoring, education & administration
- IV therapy
- Wound Vac treatments & other specialized wound care
- Care Coordination with the DCH Outpatient Wound Center
- Oxygen saturation measurement
- Evaluation of Home Safety needs
- Gait and transfer training
- Therapeutic exercises
- Functional performance of daily life tasks
- Assistance with catheters, lab collection & tube feedings
- Tracheostomy care
- Teaching caregivers to manage the care of newly homebound patients
- Colostomy Care
1. Collaborative Disease Management Program
involves the physician, patient, payor and provider working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient. The goal of the program is to improve the patient's quality of life and functional abilities, reduce avoidable hospitalizations and allow patients to remain at home as long as possible.
2. Patient Self-Management Program
is designed to increase the patient's knowledge, skill and confidence in managing their condition. Self-management strategies emphasize the role of the patient in managing their condition and focus on improving their overall health through education and partnering. The program's goal is to increase the ability of patients to identify changes in their clinical status before the changes become acute and critical. Patients are taught to obtain, record and report their vital signs, weight, oxygen saturation and other pertinent assessment data.
3. Telemonitoring Program
monitors patients for early intervention and proactive care. Telephone contacts and assessments are performed based on the patient's needs. Information is collected from the patient and reviewed by the R.N. to determine the patient's progress toward goals and individual needs based on parameters established by the patient's physician.
4. Safe-At-Home Program
focuses on safety by providing in-depth assessments and patient education in areas of medication, safety, fall safety and home safety. Strategies are designed to:
improve mediation administration and compliance by providing education aimed at insuring the patient receives the right medication at the right time, every time.
prevent falls and injuries.
identify potential risks in the home environment and implement changes to decrease the risk of harm or injury.
How do I qualify for home care?
To qualify for home health care, you must:
- Be under the care of a physician.
- Require skilled services related to a medical diagnosis.
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies pay for home health care when it is reasonable, necessary and prescribed by your physician.
What happens when I call?
After contacting your physician, a registered nurse will arrange to meet you in your home to discuss your health care problems and needs. An assessment will be performed and the findings reported to your physician. All services provided are arranged and approved by your physician.
For Further Information
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our office is located at 1401 Greensboro Ave.. You can reach us during office hours at (205) 759-7010 or toll-free at 1-800-833-0687.
After hours, you can reach us through our answering service at (205) 349-8456. Remember, if you have a serious emergency, call 911.
Call us if we can help you.