HCMC Home Health and Hospice
Henry County Medical Center Home Health and Hospice is a progressive community home care provider serving the healthcare needs of Henry, Benton, Carroll, Humphreys, Stewart and Weakley counties. We are a hometown-owned, not-for-profit organization, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization and are licensed and certified by the state of TN.
Home Health is designed to provide the smoothest transition from hospital to home. Patients must be referred to Home Health and must be homebound, need skilled care in the home and be under the care of a physician. The staff provides valuable physical assessment, evaluation, and instruction for the patient and family, while closely monitoring the patient’s condition with regular reports to his or her physician.
Hospice is support for people with limited life expectancy and their families. We provide a comfortable, supportive environment, ensuring that the quality of life is the best it can be. We pay special attention to physical, spiritual and psychological needs of our patients and their families. Hospice patients must be certified by their primary care physician as having limited life expectancy and their physician must agree to manage their care. Referrals to hospice are made by physicians, hospital personnel, patients, family, friends, and clergy.
There is an RN on call 24 hours-a-day taking care of doctor’s orders. We have social worker counseling for patients and families and also a medical director for consults with physicians and pharmacists for orders on pain control, physical, speech, occupational and dietary counseling.
There are volunteer services for support, companionship, personal care and to run errands. Contact Carman Wright, MSW, if you would like to train as a volunteer.
Our hospice chaplain can help with spiritual counseling and there is a grief support group meeting monthly.
Home health services provided include:
- Skilled nursing care
- IV therapy
- Pediatric and maternity care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Home health aides
- Medical social services
- Laboratory services
- Medical supplies
- Wound care
- Patient and caregiver teaching
- Central line maintenance
- Total parenteral nutrition
Hospice Services Provided:
- Licensed nurses are on call 24 hours a day
- Social Workers provide counseling for the patient and family member.
- Volunteer support services are available to assist the patient and family as needed to provide support, companionship, and to run errands.
- Bereavement counseling, if needed, is provided up to a year following the patient’s death
HCMC Home Health & Hospice is very active in the community, providing blood pressure screenings twice a month at the Henry County Office on Aging as well as spearheading a scholarship for Henry County High School Seniors going into a medical field – the Rosie Baker Scholarship Fund.
Each year they raise funds for the scholarship program in memory of a former HCMC Home Health & Hospice partner who died from cancer.
For more information, please contact:
HCMC Home Health and Hospice
311 E. Wood St.
Director: Cynthia Stigall