Our goal is to keep you out of the hospital or nursing home with the assistance of our team. Most importantly, you will be together with your family in the comfort, security, and privacy of your own home.
We have a professionally trained team that includes nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Our team will work closely with your physician and is ready to develop your personalized home health plan. This plan will provide the healthcare you need – right from the comfort of your own home. Our team is committed to improving your quality of life!
Our team is available 24/7 for our patients!
When you or a loved one are being discharged from the hospital or care facility, ask to be referred to Montgomery County Health Department & Home Health Agency for your care needs.
Print our card to give to your health care provider, or call us at (573) 564-2495.
For more information about Montgomery County Health Department & Home Health Agency, use the links provided:
Home Health services are available to people of all ages. Typically, they include individuals who are discharged from the hospital or nursing home but still require additional care, or individuals who have short-term health care needs.
You must have a doctor prescribe home health care. To qualify, the following criteria must be met:
- You must have a skilled need for nursing care or therapy services (example would be wound care, post-surgical care, intravenous therapy, medication set up, patient education on new diagnosis and/or medications, catheter care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy).
- A face-to-face encounter with your physician must occur up to 90 days prior to care beginning.
- You must be homebound (there is a physical inability to leave the home without the assistance of another person and assistive device).
Your insurance may provide complete or partial payment. Our Home Health Team will explain your coverage and will bill your insurance directly. We accept:
- Medicare Advantage Plans
- Private Insurance plans (most all of them)
Your insurance benefit and any patient responsibility will be reviewed and approved upon with the patient prior to care being initiated.
Our Home Health Team covers all of Montgomery County and portions of the following counties: Audrain, Callaway, Lincoln and Warren.
Can I request Montgomery County Home Health by name?
Yes. Patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility must request Montgomery County Home Health to avoid being discharged to another home health care provider. We would love to be your Home Health Care Provider!
How often will my home health visits be?
The number of visits you receive will be determined by your doctor’s orders in your personal plan of care. Your plan of care may be changed to increase or decrease the number of visits, depending on your personal need.
What’s the difference between home care and home health care?
A Home Health Care Provider, such as Montgomery County Home Health, is necessary when there is a medical need that requires a health care professional to assist in helping you regain your quality of life. It may also be prescribed by a doctor when you are suffering from a chronic condition such as diabetes or COPD. A doctor will determine if home health care is necessary. Your plan of care can include some personal care services, such as bathing and dressing.
A Home Care Agency provides household and personal care duties, such as cooking meals, cleaning, and assistance with personal care (i.e. bathing or dressing). Montgomery County Home Health does NOT provide these services.