Home Health Nursing

Our Home Health Nursing program staff provides in-home nursing services to seniors whose Medicare insurance has been exhausted and have no alternative care. Our population of patients is usually homebound with geriatric diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, lung and heart disease, stroke, cancer, neuromuscular disorders and arthritis. Most are ambulatory with canes or walkers; some use wheelchairs. Our service allows them to stay in the comfortable surroundings of their own homes.

Our Purpose:

Home Health Nursing Service’s primary goal is to provide long term home-based nursing care to the most medically needy and economically disadvantaged senior citizens of Mercer County in order to prevent premature placement into an institutional setting. Our nurses provide more to our patients than just skilled medical care. They provide comfort and companionship to those who are lonely and make referrals to other services such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to and from medical appointments, and full time home health assistance, if needed. Our nurses also provide emergency food packages from our Emergency Assistance program for anyone who is short of food and on a fixed income. The following are some of the services that we provide:

  • Pre-fill insulin syringes
  • Pre-pour medications
  • Monitor vital signs and blood sugars
  • Conduct pacemaker checks
  • Give injections
  • Wound care
  • Coumadin monitoring

Our Clients and Our Success: 

As the only agency in Mercer county  to provide free in-home nursing and health care, our services remain in high demand. In 2015, we delivered over 2,300 units of care to elderly patients. (A unit of care is one home visit in which patient assessment, medical care or home health services are provided.) Our case load averages around 55 clients, located throughout a large portion of Mercer County.  The work that we do ensures that our patients remain medically stable and continue to reside in the community.  Patients are not charged for our services, nor do we seek reimbursement from a third party.