Minidoka Home Health & Hospice
“We Bring Health Care Home”
Home Health Care
Home Health Care can be an option for people who have medical conditions that require a Registered Nurse to monitor them and report their progress back to their physicians. This service can be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation, Veterans Administration or private insurance companies if patients can meet their qualifying criteria. A patient can also make arrangements to pay privately. Our billing specialists can assist you in determining what is available to you. Some of the services that can be provided under Home Health care if ordered by the physicians are:
- Registered Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Registered Dietician
- Social Worker
- Aide & Attendant Care
Our Hospice program is for patients that need respite and end of life care. Hospice care is appropriate when the focus of care is comfort and no longer a cure. Hospice emphasizes quality, rather than length of life. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; it affirms life and regards dying as a natural process. The hospice program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient. Hospice ensures that patients spend their final days with dignity and comfort.
Minidoka Home Health & Hospice believes that the essential element in quality patient care is highly trained and caring health professionals. Our interdisciplinary team has extensive training and experience in caring for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families. Under the direction of a physician, hospice uses unique methods of pain and symptom management that enable the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible.
At Minidoka Memorial Home Health & Hospice we consider the entire family, not just the patient as “the unit of care”. Patients and families are included in the decision-making process. We offer bereavement to fulfill our promise by providing emotional support to help families and patients deal with any unresolved issues, and assist them in coping with their feelings.
Hospice is a service covered by Medicare and many insurance plans. Studies have shown that hospice care is less expensive than conventional care during the last six months of life. Less high-cost technology is used and hospitalizations are less frequent. Patients with life-limiting illnesses are encouraged to talk to their physicians about hospice care.
We are currently accepting volunteers to work in the office or home. Please call 436-9019 and ask for Gina.
Private Duty Services
Private Duty services provide assistance with the activities of daily living, including bathing and grooming assistance, meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, running errands and shopping, or nursing intervention. These services are provided at reasonable rates allowing for patients to remain comfortably in their own home, even on a budget.
If you do not qualify for Home Health Care of Personal Care Services are right for you. As in our other programs you direct your own care, but do not have to have a skilled need or orders from your physician to begin receiving Private Duty Services today.
Personal Care- Home and Community Based Services
Minidoka Home Health Agency also provides services under the Aged and Disables Waiver Program. Medicaid recipients may be eligible, as determined by Medicaid, for this program, also known as Personal Care Services and Home and Community Based Services. Benefits of this program include assistance with the activities of daily living such as:
- Showering/ Bathing
- Grooming & Personal Hygiene
- Toileting & Incontinence Care
- Transferring & Positioning
- Medication Reminders
- Communication/ Supervision
- Exercise Programs
- Light Duty Housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping/ Errands
- Respite Care
- IV infusions
- Specialty Wound Care
- Wound Vac’s
- Feeding Tubes
- Pain Management
- Diabetic Teaching
- Cardiac Monitoring
- Rehabilitation Services
- Palliative Care
- Medication Monitoring
- Phlebotomy/ Lab Services
All of our direct staff:
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Physical Therapists
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Licensed Speech Therapists
- Licensed Occupational Health Therapists
- Licensed Dietician
- Licensed Social Worker
Fingerprinted & Background checked, and unlike many other agencies our nursing assistants are certified and licensed.
- The State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- National Association of Home Care, Idaho
- Association of Home Health Agencies, Idaho
- Coalition of Home Health Agencies
Proudly Serving the Minidoka and Cassia Counties Since 1993
- Raft River
Minidoka Memorial Home Health and Hospice
1218 9th Street Suite #4
Rupert, Idaho 83350
Phone: (208) 436 9019 or (208) 436-0481 ext. 169
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
After hours call the Hospital at (208) 436-0481