- Skilled Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Swallowing Therapies
- Social Work
- Home Health Aides
- Educational Services
- IV Therapy
- Wound, Osotmy and Continence Care Management
- Telehealth Program
- Pediatric Home Care Program
- Diabetes and Nutrition Education Services
- Support Groups
Benefits of Home Care:
KWL Home Care services may...
- Reduce the amount of acute care hospitalization.
- Serve as a liaison between the patient and the physician.
- Ensure that the patient understands and complies with the physician’s discharge instructions and/or the plan of care.
- Provide a proactive approach to services and help to avoid crisis situations.
- Increase the patient’s satisfaction by allowing them to stay at home.
- Decrease the risk of infection and relapse
- Offers a continuum of care from hospital to home.
Examples of services performed (include but are not limited to):
- Foley catheter changes
- Gait training
- Home exercise programs
- Home based therapy following a joint replacement
- Skilled assessment, observation and teaching
- Pediatric care
- Chronic or acute illness evaluation and management
- IV Therapies, including PICC lines, central lines and ports
- Geriatric care
- Skilled services in tandem with Help at Home
- Wound care
- Ostomy care
- Medication management
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who pays for these services?
Kno-Wal-Lin can assist in billing insurance, including Medicare and MaineCare and some people qualify for charity care; others pay out of pocket (private pay) for services.
We provide services regardless of the ability to pay.
What area does KWL serve?
We provide coverage for Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties (hence our name – Kno-Wal-Lin).
Can KWL provide Home Care services within an assisted living facility?
If there is no duplication of services, yes.
Can KWL provide Home Care services with a nursing home?
Unfortunately, no. Only our hospice program can provide services within a nursing home.
Who is appropriate for Home Care services?
- The client agrees to receive our services, and
- Their physician orders care and agrees to sign a plan of care, and
- There is a skilled need, and
- The client resides in our service area.
In order to qualify for Medicare Home Health benefit I know I have to qualify as "Home Bound." What defines me as home bound?
- The patient must be in a place of residence and not in an institution which meets the definition of a hospital or a skilled nursing facility.
- There must be a normal inability to leave home and
leaving home must involve considerable taxing effort.
- Absences from home for non-medical reasons are infrequent and of short duration.
- Absences attributable to the need to receive medical treatment include attendance at adult day care centers to receive medical care, ongoing receipt of outpatient kidney dialysis, and receipt of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Home Care Testimonials
"...I am singing the praises of two Kno-Wal-Lin caregivers, who helped me recover from hearty surgery. My husband and I were so impressed. I am well on my way to recovery, thanks to Barbara and Cindy."
-- Maggie Eddy, Thomaston
"I like home care because I can treat the person as a whole. . . encouraging their recovery in the comfort of their own home, utilizing family and friends to aid in healing the body and the mind. "
-- Cindy Feely, RN