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Home health

The service area of Shannon Home Health Services includes areas within a 30-mile radius of San Angelo. The service area includes Tom Green County and portions of Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Concho, Schleicher and Irion counties. Shannon Home Health Services is Medicare certified and accredited by The Joint Commission. Shannon Home Health Services has been recognized for the past two years as one of the HomeCare Elite. The qualifications for this recognition include services of quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.

Home care services

Shannon Home Health Services provides comprehensive healthcare services to individuals in their homes by highly qualified and compassionate professionals.

Nursing services

Some examples of services offered are:

  • Medication management and instruction.
  • Care of wounds.
  • Insertion and care of urinary catheters.
  • Injections.
  • Nursing care and instruction for intravenous therapy, antibiotics and enteral feedings.
  • Diabetic management and instruction.
  • Ostomy care.
  • Venipunctures for lab work.
  • Care of patients with respiratory conditions.
  • Postsurgical care.

Therapy services

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy provide instruction in ambulation, transfers, activities of daily living adaptions and exercise techniques for orthopedic and neurologic conditions. They also make recommendations concerning equipment needed in the care of the patient.

Home health aides

Home health aide services are planned and supervised by a registered nurse and specified in a care plan. Home health aides work with patients to help achieve greater independence in the activities of daily living and provide hands-on personal care. Examples of personal care are bathing, dressing and skin care.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a personal response service that gives seniors immediate access to assistance whenever it is needed. By simply pressing the personal help button worn around the neck or wrist, a Lifeline subscriber is instantly connected to a professional monitor who will assess the caller's need and respond appropriately, whether by calling a loved one, a neighbor or emergency services.

For patients who qualify, Lifeline will be provided by Shannon Home Health Services for the duration of the patient's services. Upon dismissal from Shannon Home Health Services, patients have the option to continue the Lifeline service at the regular monthly fee or return the unit to Shannon Home Health Services.

Qualification for care

To qualify for Home Health Services, you must be under the care of a licensed physician and you must be homebound (this is a Medicare requirement). You must also have a need for skilled service, such as nursing or physical therapy.

Home care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance or self-pay.

Applying for service

To apply for home care service, you can either contact your physician directly or call Shannon Home Health Services at 325.659.7480. If you are presently hospitalized, ask your case manager for more information.

The Shannon Home Health Services office is open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for non-emergency care.

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