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          Home Health Care & Hospice Services
 
500 West Main Street
Mitchell, IN 47446
Phone: 812-849-4447 or 1-800-827-2219
Persons with speech/hearing disabilities please call Frontier's TRS at (800) 743-3333
Home Health Fax: 812-849-3068
Hospice Fax: 812-849-0547
Email: jeremiah@hoosieruplands.org


                                       "The Choice of Hoosier Families for Generations!"



Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care is proud to celebrate its 40th year
of serving our neighbors!



"Not all Home Care & Hospice Agencies are Created Equally"
Have you heard what our patients and their loved ones are saying about Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice?
 "I am very pleased with my service.  I knew I would be because my husband had used their services twice and then Hospice.  Home Health by Hoosier Uplands is awesome!"
 "These nurses are the best!  Treating a person as a whole providing much mental, and emotion support, exactly what nursing is; an art."
 "I could not ask for more peace of mind from you than you give.  I would never change services."
 
Welcome To The Team:                   
    
                                                
                     Keira Bex                                                         Alana Beaty                            
 
National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting

There were over 2,500 Home Health Care & Hospice providers at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

During this time the attendees had 90 education sessions to choose from, keynote addresses which made us up to date on regulatory issues impacting home care and hospice, the largest home care and hospice marketplace in the world, and many networking opportunities; with our peers.

 
           Pictured far left is Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, President of the IAHHC Board of Directors; and pictured far right is Jean McDonald, RN, BSN, MS, IAHHC Director of Regulatory Policy; along with staff of RCTC at the NAHC Annual Meeting; in the exhibit hall.   
  
 #1 in the Times-Mail Readership Area
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations is pleased to announce that Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice was voted #1 in the Times-Mail Newspaper Readers Choice Awards as the #1 Home Health & Hospice Agency in the readership area!

Jeremiah went on to state, "I would like to congratulate all of the staff, as we could not have received this honor without the hard work and dedication of our Excellent, Award Winning, Staff!"
 
Licenses & Accreditation:
Home Health Care was originally certified by the Indiana State Department of Home Health in 1977 and accredited by CHAP in 1992. Hospice was certified and accredited in 1996. CHAP and the State Department of Health make unannounced visits to assure quality standards are being met.

Home Health Care and Hospice are fully licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health, certified to provide Medicare/Medicaid services. Both also provide care through the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), CHOICE, MAW (Medicaid Waiver), private pay, veterans administration, and commercial insurance.

CHAP Accreditation                       

Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care has been serving the needs of Southern Indiana since 1977. Hoosier
Uplands Home Health Care has been accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
since 1994.  To earn the CHAP "Seal of Approval," home health care and hospice agencies must
demonstrate they continuously strive to improve client care. A CHAP accredited organization meets
the highest quality standards in the nation. This means Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice
has gone above and beyond what is required of them by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) which is the federal agency that regulates home health care & hospices across the country.

Hoosier Uplands Hospice began serving the needs of Southern Indiana in 1996. Hoosier Uplands Hospice has been CHAP accredited since 1999. In 2002 Hoosier Uplands Hospice became the first Deemed Status Accredited Hospice in the State of Indiana.

At the exit conference Joan Hibbard, BSN, RN and Vickie Lyons, RN, MSN, who were the CHAP Surveyors, had very good comments regarding Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice. They stated, "You take on high level of care, complicated patients and do a great job."  "You are wonderful and provide excellent, excellent care."  "We cannot imagine a more top of the list employer."  
 
Home Health Care and Hospice Services

Home Health Care and Hospice are vital services, especially in the rural areas served by Hoosier Uplands. Services provided by the home care staff can prevent or shorten a hospital or nursing home stay. Home Health promotes independent living and speeds the rehabilitation and recovery process by allowing a person to recuperate in familiar home surroundings.

Hospice supports the client and family as they face the last stages of life, by offering support and comfort, primarily in the home setting, allowing dignity, self control, symptom management, and family togetherness.

Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality and most cost effective home care in its service area. Our focus is on patient satisfaction. We recognize and emphasize the critical concept of provider integration, working as a team with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, managed care organizations, as well as public and private insurers, in order to deliver health care at home. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Outside of regular office hours the answering service contacts the RN or administrator on call.
 

Home Health/Hospice Office Staff-Seated:  Marie Cole, HHA Scheduler, Mandi Dersch, RN, Intake Coordinator/North Team Leader, Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations, Michelle Shipman, RN, Assistant Director, Lee Wright, Accounts Processor, and Vanessa Lumley, LPN, Plan of Care Review.  Standing:  Lori Williams, Clinical Records Manager, Cheryl Boone, Hospice Billing/Accounts Receivable Manager, JoDeana McNabb, Director of Accounting Services, Shawna McDonald, Accounts Processor, Lee Grimes, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator/Medical Records Assistant, Jacquie Clark, Office Manager, and Carol Sanders, RN, Clinical Services Supervisor