home health and hospice care

At Smoky Mountain Home Health, we understand that recovering at home requires a dedicated team of professionals who can provide comprehensive and compassionate care. Our mission is to assist you and your loved ones in achieving the best possible quality of life with our home health services. In close collaboration with your physicians, we develop a personalized care plan tailored to your individual needs, blending medical care with the crucial emotional and lifestyle support you require. Meet the dedicated members of your home health care team:

home health and hospice care

Skilled Nursing Staff

Our skilled nurses are the backbone of our team, offering:

  • Expert management of medical conditions and administration of treatments.
  • Ongoing assessment of health progress and adaptation of care plans.
  • Education for patients and families on managing health conditions at home.

Hospice Nurse

Our hospice nurses are the cornerstone of our care, providing:

  • Diligent management of pain and monitoring of symptoms to ensure maximum comfort.
  • Emotional support and reassurance to both patients and their families.
  • Close collaboration with other care team members to deliver a seamless care experience.

Home Health Physician

Working in partnership with your primary care provider, our home health physicians ensure:

  • Detailed oversight of your health care plan, including regular updates.
  • Direct communication with your doctors to coordinate all aspects of medical care.
  • A commitment to the highest standard of medical support in the home setting.

Hospice Physician

Our hospice physicians, in close cooperation with your primary care doctor, offer:

  • Essential involvement in the creation and adjustment of your personalized care plan.
  • Regular evaluations to ensure all medical needs are met and treatments are effective.
  • Comprehensive medical oversight to maintain the highest quality of care.

Medical Social Worker

Our social workers provide essential support, helping you handle the non-medical aspects of recovery:

  • Counseling and emotional support during challenging times.
  • Guidance with healthcare paperwork and insurance matters.
  • Resources and referrals to community programs for additional support.
A hospice social worker with a notepad attentively listens to a cheerful elderly man during a home visit.
A hospice social worker with a notepad attentively listens to a cheerful elderly man during a home visit.

Medical Social Worker

Our social workers help navigate the non-medical challenges, offering:

  • Emotional support and counseling to patients and families during this transition.
  • Assistance with important paperwork and logistical arrangements.
  • Connection to valuable community resources and support systems.

Chaplain / Spiritual Counselor

Our Chaplains and Spiritual Counselors offer essential components to holistic home health care, providing:

  • Spiritual support that respects individual beliefs and traditions.
  • Guidance for those grappling with existential questions or seeking spiritual solace.
  • Bereavement services to support families in their journey of mourning and healing.
Home Health Eligibility
Home Health Eligibility

Chaplain / Spiritual Counselor

Our Chaplains, who also provide bereavement services, offer:

  • Spiritual guidance and support, tailored to individual beliefs and preferences.
  • Help in addressing deeper existential questions and spiritual needs.
  • Post-care grief support, helping families and loved ones through their journey of mourning.

Home Health Aide

Our home health aides are committed to preserving your dignity and autonomy by:

  • Assisting with personal care and daily living activities.
  • Providing a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment.
  • Offering companionship and a friendly face to brighten your day.

Hospice Aide

Our hospice aides focus on the comfort and dignity of daily routines, providing:

  • Personal care and assistance with daily activities to maintain comfort.
  • Support in creating a peaceful and dignified environment for each day.
  • Compassionate presence, offering emotional support and understanding.

Therapists (PT, ST, OT)

Our therapy team focuses on enhancing your quality of life by:

  • Delivering personalized therapy sessions to improve strength, mobility, and independence.
  • Implementing strategies to overcome daily living challenges.
  • Working in unison with the entire care team to promote your overall well-being.

Therapists (PT, ST, OT)

Our dedicated therapists enhance patient care through:

  • Specialized physical, speech, and occupational therapy tailored to individual needs.
  • Focused efforts on improving mobility, communication, and daily function.
  • Collaborative work with the care team to integrate therapy into the overall care strategy.
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Volunteers

Our trained volunteers, the heart of our community support, provide:

  • Companionship and a comforting presence for patients and families.
  • A sense of community, warmth, and emotional support in various capacities.
  • Engagement in activities and conversations to uplift spirits and provide relief.

Evaluation Questionnaire: Is Home Health Care Right for You?

Considering home health care for yourself or a loved one? Our detailed evaluation questionnaire is designed to help you understand if our services align with your needs, offering insights and directions for personalized guidance.