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Home Health Care

Anderson Home Health Services offers a full range of home health care to residents in our local communities. Owned and operated by Anderson Hospital, Anderson Home Health Services is state licensed, Medicare certified and accredited by The Joint Commission.

The Home Health Care Alternative

While home care is not meant to replace hospital care, it does offer an important alternative to extended hospital stays. Receiving care in the comforts of your home with the support of professional home care personnel is an excellent and certainly cost effective approach to meeting your health care needs. Anderson Home Health Services offers a full range of services provided by registered nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and medical social workers. All services are performed under the direction of your physician.

Care provided by the Registered Nurse is directed toward:

  • wound care 
  • dressing changes
  • catheter insertions
  • catheter maintenance
  • diet therapy
  • ostomy care
  • IV therapy
  • patient education
  • medication monitoring
  • teaching basic nursing care
  • teaching disease process
  • diabetic care

Care provided by the Aide is directed toward:

  • assistance with personal care
  • bathing
  • skin care
  • assisting in meal preparation
  • light housekeeping (linens)
  • reporting changes to the RN

Care provided by the Physical Therapist is directed toward:

  • therapeutic exercise 
  • muscle strengthening 
  • transfer training 
  • gait training 
  • muscle re-education skills 
  • ultrasound therapy 
  • stroke rehabilitation

Care provided by the Occupational Therapist is directed toward:

  • energy conservation
  • daily skills training
  • sensory treatment
  • splinting
  • use of adaptive equipment
  • upper extremity strengthening
  • fine motor coordination

Care provided by the Speech Therapist is directed toward:

  • voice disorders 
  • speech articulation disorders 
  • language disorders 
  • non verbal communication 
  • swallowing difficulties 
  • stroke rehabilitation

Care provided by the Social Worker is directed toward:

  • referrals to community resources
  • application for financial assistance
  • assessment of social and emotional factors
  • counseling

The frequency of visits by the home care staff is determined by the physician orders. The patient and family are encouraged to actively participate in the plan of care. The patient and family have a key voice in determining the initial care plan and changes made to that plan.

All physicians, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners providing services in this hospital are independent contractors or provide service under contract. They are not employees, agents, or servants of Anderson Hospital. These professionals are responsible for their own medical judgement, actions and billing.

Natalie Miller, RN

Heather Kernan, RN
Clinical Manager

(618) 288-9355

(618) 288-6978


Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062