Hospital Services

Home Health and Hospice

Community HealthCare and Hospice, 711 East 11th Street, Suite A, McCook, Nebraska, 308-344-8356

The qualified staff of Community HealthCare and Hospice helps people of all ages creatively face the challenge of illness in their own home. Through individualized services, we work closely with the patient, physician and family to provide patient-centered care. A nurse is available by phone, 24-hours a day to address the needs of any client at any time. Visits are made on an intermittent basis. A professional staff nurse has primary responsibility for each client, ensuring that each individual's care is personalized and beneficial regardless of the length of care or changes which may occur in the prescribed treatment.

Home Health

Home health services provide an alternative for patients to receive care in the comfort of their own home. Skilled nurses will provide assessments, catheter care, wound care, lab work, IV therapy, and education along with compassion and individualized care. Medicare may pay for home health services as long as the patient has a skilled need (e.g. a therapy service and/or nursing need) and is homebound. Homebound means; you may go to church, your doctor appointments, and to the hairdresser or barber, but the outing is infrequent, of a short duration, and a taxing effort.

Home healthcare includes:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Social Services
  • Home Health  Aides
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Dietary Counseling

Hospice Care

Hospice care services is a philosophy of care for individuals with terminal or life-threatening illnesses, and is intended to provide comfort and relief from pain - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is based on the belief that these special people should be able to live their lives to the fullest extent possible. They, along with the members of their families, receive care to preserve and enhance their dignity and their sense of personal fulfillment. Hospice care is available in homes, nursing homes, and hospitals - wherever it is needed.

Hospice services may include medications, equipment, oxygen, extended hours of care during a crisis period, respite care, and acute stay in hospitals as needed for symptom management. Hospice is paid for by Medicare and a variety of other insurance benefits. In order to reach these goals, Hospice care includes:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Social Services
  • Chaplain
  • Hospice Aides
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement Services
  • Respite
  • Hospice Suite
  • Therapies as needed
  • Nutritional Counseling