Baptist Health Home Care halts some personal care services to focus resources on nursing

October 10, 2016

Baptist Health Home Care will no longer offer some personal care services to remain focused on providing skilled nursing care in the homes of area residents.

Baptist Health Home Care will no longer offer some personal care services to remain focused on providing skilled nursing care in the homes of area residents.

Due to significant changes in the Medicaid Home and Community-Based (HCB) Waiver program, Baptist Health will discontinue HCB services in Paducah, Madisonville and Murray, effective Nov. 13.

The staff is working with approximately 120 people in those communities to identify other providers for their personal care, case management, homemaking and/or respite care.

Executive director Rebecca Cartright said the change is necessary to align staffing and other resources to meet its mission of providing medical attention to the sick, so they can remain in their homes and out of the hospital as long as possible. More than 500 people receive Baptist Health Home Care nursing services in their homes.

“Baptist Health Home Care is committed to providing quality nursing services for people with cancer, diabetes, heart and other serious medical conditions requiring our skilled care, so they can stay in their homes,” she said.

Baptist Health offered HCB personal care services for 20 years.  “It has been a privilege to serve these clients, and we will miss them,” Cartright said.

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