"Recover at Home"
The award-winning "Quality Caring" team at Barnesville Hospital is ready to care for you during the recovery phase
following an extended hospital stay or major surgical procedure.
Barnesville Hospital provides quality skilled nursing and rehabilitative care
with warmth, attentiveness, and a focus on the full range of personal needs. The goal of our "Recover
at Home" program is to provide the highest quality of care to patients while facilitating their
transition, as quickly and safely as possible, from hospital to home. A key component of success in
attaining this goal to return home is the involvement of family.
Generally, care is considered skilled when a trained professional must do it, because the care is
changing frequently and needs professional assessment of efficacy or condition. The following
"skilled services" are provided on the nursing units of
Barnesville Hospital: wound care; intravenous therapy; sterile dressings; daily multiple injections;
pain management; physical,
speech, and occupational therapies which must be required
on a daily basis.
Our professional staff of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, care managers and social worker take a team approach
to patient care. They will work closely with you, your physician, and your family in providing you with
the services and care you need and trust. Barnesville Hospital can provide any services a patient might
require, including laboratory,
radiology, and respiratory therapy. In addition, our team of therapists will do a home safety
assessment and provide educational materials so that patients can more effectively manage a safe
transition home after skilled stay. It is our goal to support educate, comfort, and treat patients, as
well as families, to allow the patient to attain an optimal level of health.
Length of Stay:
The skilled bed program is not devised as a permanent arrangement. Social Services will assist the patient and family in making
appropriate discharge or transfer plans. Patients in a skilled bed usually stay less than 30 days;
however, beginning on day 21, whether receiving skilled care at Barnesville Hospital or another
skilled facility such as a nursing home, the patient will be responsible for a co-pay. A Financial Counselor is available to discuss payment
Method of Payment:
The method of payment for skilled care is: Medicare and some commercial insurances.
Skilled beds are not covered by Medicaid.
Our Rehabilitation Therapy department provides
comprehensive and caring rehabilitation services to individuals of all ages. The scope of our service
occupational, and speech therapies, and our patients can
benefit from the clinical excellence of our rehabilitation professionals from each of these disciplines.
Our experienced and compassionate therapists work closely with the patient, the physician, and the
patient's family to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Each treatment protocol is determined only
after thorough evaluation of each patient's physical condition and discussion of his/her individual
goals. Every attempt is then made to tailor the eventual outcome of therapy to the patient's specific
needs. Therapists also educate patients and/or caregivers about home treatment plans to maximize the
benefits of therapy and improve chances for a sustained recovery of functions.
- Services Provided:
- Neck and back pain
- Rehabilitation of neck, back, or knee due to injury/surgery
- Orthopedic problems
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Work-related injury
- Geriatric needs
- Postural retraining
- Gait analysis and training
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Joint mobilization
- Wheelchair evaluation and specification
- Therapeutic exercise
- Wound care/difficult to heal wounds
- Hand therapy
- Home safety evaluations
- Adaptive equipment training
- ADL training (feeding/bathing/dressing)
- Swallowing rehabilitation
- Speech, language, and cognitive therapy
Our inpatient services provide the optimal access to the most appropriate level of care. Therapy
can begin while the patient is still in the early stages of the recovery process, and therefore enhance opportunities
for maximal recovery.
Patients can also benefit from the clinical excellence of our outpatient rehabilitation professionals.
Following a patient's discharge from an acute care facility or by direct referral from a physician's office, Barnesville
Hospital offers comprehensive outpatient services to address the needs of patients requiring interdisciplinary care.
For More Information:
To view the facilities or receive more information about the "Recover at Home" program, contact
our Social Worker at (740) 425-5112 or our Discharge Planner at (740) 425-5155.