Home Health

Sometimes patients recovering from an illness or injury don’t need to be in a hospital, but do need supervised medical care. Vidant home health services are designed to meet your health care needs in the comfort of your own home. 

Anyone can make a referral to home health, but a doctor’s order is required. Patients must have a skilled need, be home bound and be willing to participate in their plan of care.

Common reasons for home health include cardiac and orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care, infusions, nutrition assistance or chronic disease management. Vidant has specialty home health programs for heart failure, stroke, diabetes, total knee replacement and respiratory self-management.

It is important to understand that home health is very different than home care. Home health is a medical service and care is provided by medical professionals; home care is not a medical service. Home health requires a doctor’s order; home care does not. Home health professionals assist with activities of daily living and focus on restoring patients to the highest level of independence possible. Home care may include cooking, light housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, running errands and help with transportation; home health does not address those areas of assistance. Home care services are typically paid for privately.

Vidant Home Health and Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits, private insurance and private pay. We are happy to work with you and your family to verify benefits.  Should there be an out of pocket charge, we will inform you before any services are rendered. We believe that patients and families should be fully informed.

Why Vidant?

  • We engage you and your family. Home health experts at Vidant teach patients and families to take part in the recovery process. Your case manager will work closely with your doctor to ensure the highest level of comfort and care is provided.
  • We're everywhere. Home health services are provided in 17 counties in eastern North Carolina – Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Hertford, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pender, Pitt, Sampson, Washington, Wayne and Wilson. Registered nurses are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
  • We offer Community Alternatives Programs (CAPs). The program for disabled adults is a special Medicaid program that makes care at home a possibility for those facing nursing home placement. The children's program provides home and community-based services to medically fragile children under the age of 21. These programs are available in Bertie, Chowan, Duplin, Gates, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pender, Sampson and Wayne counties. 

Technologies for Home Health

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Awards and Accreditations for Home Health

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2017 HealthStream Award, Most Improved, Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Kenansville

2017 Home Care Elite Award, Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Washington and Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Windsor

2016 Home Care Elite Award, Top 500, Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Washington

2016 Board Quality Leadership Award, Vidant Home Health and Hospice, Care Coordination, Readmission Root Cause Analysis

2015 Home Care Elite Award, Top 500, Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Greenville, Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Washington and Vidant Home Health and Hospice - Windsor

2013 Healthstream Award of Excellence, Overall Patient Experience

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation

CMS 4-star Patient Experience rating, 3.5-star rating for Quality of Care - Greenville

CMS 3-star Patient Experience and Quality of Care - Kenansville

CMS 5-star Patient Experience rating, 4-star rating for Quality of Care - Washington

CMS 5-star Patient Experience rating, 3-star rating for Quality of Care - Windsor

Medicare Certified

Quality Reports for Home Health

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