CareAll making a difference in White County
By Sparta Live | January 30, 2007 12:00 am
CareAll is a home health service that allows homebound patients to have the option of staying in the comfort of their own home and offers a variety of services to benefit those needing special care.
According to Cathy Sliger, R.N., director of patient care services, the White County location provides service to both White and Van Buren counties.
Their qualified staff includes skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapist, social workers and certified nursing assistants.
CareAll accepts Medicare and some private insurance, and all patients need a referral from their physician.
CareAll initially sends out a registered nurse to evaluate patients and see what services they require.
In some instances, simple tasks such as bathing, cooking or laundry can be the patient’s need. However, in other situations, the patient may need extensive medical care and testing.
Sliger said many patients would have to go to a nursing home without the services offered by CareAll, and most would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes.
She also said the services offered by CareAll are typically less expensive than a nursing home stay and thus cost the insurance companies less money.
“I like working with home health because I like that people get to stay home,” said Sliger, “and I know the only reason some people get to stay home is us.”
Sliger was an licensed practical nurse before becoming a registered nurse, and she has spent the majority of her career in management.
“We have two nurses on call 24/7,” said Sliger.
“It gives people an outlet because they can call and talk if they are scared, or hurt or whatever. They have somebody they know they can call.”
Sliger said it is important for families to know their loved one is being taken care of, and it also gives the family members a break.
“Having us in the home allows the caretaker a chance to get out for a while and run errands,” said Sliger.
CareAll has 85 patients in White and Van Buren County, with 14 trained medical professionals on staff.
For more information call 738-9014.
CareAll is at 189 Mose Dr., Suite 102B