University Health Care System
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Home Health and Extended Care Services

Your home provides comfort and security like no other place on earth. When you're recovering from an illness, getting well at home is sometimes the best medicine. Professionals at University Home Health Services can give you or your loved one skilled clinical care with all the comforts and convenience of home. All services are administered under a physician's direction. Since we serve 14 counties in and around the CSRA, there's probably a Home Health location near you.

Services are available in the following counties:

Augusta Division: Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie
North Augusta Division: Aiken, Edgefield
Waynesboro Division: Burke, Jenkins, Screven, Jefferson, Bullock, Emanuel, Candler, Washington, Johnson

What services are available?

Skilled Nursing

Nurse case manager will provide:

  • Disease specific care
  • Observation and assessment
  • Skilled procedures and treatments, IVs, wound care, Foley catheter care, etc.
  • Teaching and training patient, family and/or caregiver

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

  • Active/passive range of motion, gait training
  • Endurance training, energy conservation
  • Home exercise programs, transfer training
  • Ultrasound treatment, muscle stimulation
  • Joint mobilization, muscle re-education
  • Joint protection/body mechanics
  • Ortho-surgical rehab
  • Prosthetic training

Speech Therapy

  • Impaired swallowing, expression, comprehension, cognitive/memory, speech and voice
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Oral/facial muscle weakness
  • Caregiver instruction/establish home program

Medical Social Services

Medical social worker will assess:

  • Ability to care for self
  • Supported caregiver
  • Environment for safety issues
  • Coping skills
  • Adherence to treatment plan
  • Long-range care planning
  • Grief, loss, depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts

Personal care aide will assist with:

  • Bath
  • Personal care

Who is eligible for home health?

Patients with one of more of the following conditions may be eligible to receive home care:

  • New diagnosis
  • Paralysis
  • Wound
  • New caregiver
  • New wheelchair
  • Walking impairment
  • New oxygen
  • Bedridden
  • New glucometer (blood sugar monitor)

Eligibility is based on homebound status, reasonable and necessary skilled care and the need for intermittent care. Call 706/774-4160 or toll free 866/774-4160, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for more information.

To find out more about University Health Care System Home Health Services or to receive a free home care evaluation, call 706/774-4160 or toll free 866/774-4160 or one of the division offices. You can also click here for an online evaluation form.

Augusta Division:
4106 Columbia Road, Suite 102
Martinez, GA 30907
706/868-3220

North Augusta Division:
106B East Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
803/278-0770

Waynesboro Division:
225 Old Millen Highway
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Toll free 800/868-7013

Reviewed: 9-16-13
Updated: 9-16-13

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