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Senior Care

At Kimball Health Services, our Senior Care services offer compassionate support for the distinctive healthcare requirements of older adults. Caring for the unique healthcare needs of older adults is both a responsibility and a privilege. 

We recognize the challenges and uncertainties that come with aging or being a caregiver. Caring for a loved one or navigating your own evolving health needs can be demanding and, at times, overwhelming. 

Senior care at Kimball Health Services goes beyond medical attention; it's a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our senior patients through specialized and attentive healthcare services. 

We believe in a holistic approach to senior wellness that transcends merely managing illnesses. Through personalized programs and services, we aim to provide seniors with the support they need to live life to the fullest.

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness Visit is a preventive health benefit Medicare provides for its beneficiaries aged 65 and older. The visit is part of Medicare Part B coverage and is not the same as a routine physical examination or an annual physical.

The Medicare Wellness Visit focuses on creating or updating a personalized prevention plan to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. 

Here’s what to expect with Medicare Wellness Visits:

  • Your doctor will ask you to fill out a Health Risk Assessment questionnaire during your visit. This assesses your lifestyle, health status, and risk factors.
  • Your provider will review your current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements.
  • Your vitals will be measured. This may include checking your blood pressure, height, weight, etc.
  • A brief assessment may be carried out to detect any signs of cognitive decline.
  • Your doctor will work with you to create a personalized preventive care plan based on the information gathered. This could involve recommendations for vaccinations, screenings, and other preventive services.

Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for the Medicare Wellness Visit. This includes anyone aged 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Part B. You can receive a Medicare Wellness Visit once every 12 months as a Medicare beneficiary. This allows for regular check-ins for preventive care.

Swing Bed Care

Our Swing Bed Care program is not just about medical treatment; it's a comprehensive outpatient acute care initiative for seniors recovering from a variety of medical conditions. This service is especially beneficial for patients who need to remain in the hospital beyond their acute inpatient stay, enabling patients to transition from critical care to skilled rehabilitation.

Our healthcare professionals possess the knowledge and experience required to address all aspects of recovery, including physical rehabilitation, emotional support, and cognitive well-being. 

Our team works closely with each patient to use a tailored approach for their rehabilitation process. Rehabilitation is at the heart of our Swing Bed Care program. 

We also provide ongoing monitoring beyond the initial phases of rehabilitation and guidance on lifestyle adjustments. Our approach equips seniors with the tools needed to continue the recovery journey at home.

Speech Therapy (contracted out)

Speech therapy for seniors requires specialized expertise, considering the unique challenges and conditions that may arise with age. We partner with expert speech therapists as part of our commitment to providing comprehensive senior care. 

Our contracted speech therapy services bring in professionals who are not only highly skilled but also attuned to the distinct requirements of our senior population. From age-related or post-stroke speech concerns to issues related to swallowing difficulties, we handle a broad spectrum of needs with precision and care.

Our professionals work closely with each individual, conducting thorough assessments to understand specific challenges and goals. Speech Therapy is seamlessly integrated into our wellness program for seniors.

Senior Care Experts at Kimball Health Services

Our approach to Senior Care is rooted in providing the necessary support to ensure your loved ones are in good hands, allowing you the peace of mind you deserve.

As one of the top critical access hospitals in the nation, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. 

In case of an emergency, call 911 or walk into our emergency department anytime. For appointments, call ahead or fill out our online form. We're here for you whenever you need us. 

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