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Home Care: Redefining What’s Right for You

Home care allows you to have your health care needs met in the comfort of your home. Avera is redefining what home care can mean for your quality of life. You get a comprehensive, complete care plan from our experts with the support of our care teams focused on your success.

If you or a loved one’s goals are strength and recovery, home safety or managing symptoms and chronic diseases, we work together to find what’s right for you. Our services include:

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Home Health Care

Our home health experts identify services and products to help you recover as well as maintain your independence at home. We provide:

  • Skilled nursing to help assess patient needs and develop a plan of care to help the patient recover from illness or maintain health and safety.
  • In-home therapy, including physical, occupational and speech therapies to gain strength and functionality.
  • Medication management to ensure medicines are working appropriately with a clear medication schedule.
  • Safety in the home assessments to ensure the home living environment is safe.

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Hospice

We offer hands-on hospice care services and medical care that focus on the comfort and dignity for patients and their families who are facing serious illness in a variety of settings, such as your home or in a long-term care or an assisted living setting. We provide:

  • Advance care planning
  • Symptom management
  • Palliative care for Pain management
  • Medical equipment
  • Counseling and spiritual care
  • Bereavement services
  • Care assistants for bathing and daily living activities

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Home Medical Equipment

We rent and sell home medical equipment and supplies to help you recover and stay independent and safe in your home. We offer:

  • In-home assessment and installation
  • Living@Home residential modification products and services
  • Equipment delivery, education and care
  • Respiratory care programs

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Care Innovations

Avera@Home adapts to the new ways health care is needed. We want to be there when you have questions and help you live a normal quality of life. We provide:

  • 24/7 on-call support
  • Remote patient monitoring through telehealth
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Self-Assessment

Discover which home health services may be a good fit for you or a loved one by the completing our self-assessment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Services

How Do I know Which Avera@Home Services I Need?

Deciding which services are a good fit for you or a loved one can be a challenge. How do you know which is best? 

Count on our dedicated team to guide you through the decision-making process. When it comes to in-home care, no two situations are alike. That’s why it’s important for Avera to understand your unique circumstance before developing a personalized care plan. 

In-Home Assessment

When you schedule an in-home assessment, you receive feedback with no waiting. You’ll also receive an itemized care plan you can trust. 

One of our Avera@Home professionals can meet you at the hospital or around your kitchen table. Feel welcome to invite family members so that everyone understands your needs and goals. 

To schedule an in-home assessment at your convenience, call 605-322-5050. 

Online Self-Assessment

You can also begin to understand your home health needs by taking our quick Avera@Home Self-Assessment.

How Can I Pay for Avera@Home Services?

Avera@Home staff works with Medicare, Medicaid, most insurance, private pay and other payer sources to help you continue to receive the quality care you need and desire.

Our team can help you understand what is covered under your health benefits.

Who Will Come to My Home?

When you rely on Avera@Home, you’ll have a trained team of professionals dedicated to providing you with the care you need in the comfort of your own home. The Avera@Home team will work closely with your primary care doctor. Depending on your needs, you may benefit from the expert care from one or all of the following: 

  • Care assistants
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists 

In addition to providing direct care, our team can also teach you and your family how to provide self-care and how to care for loved ones.

Do I Need a Referral to Receive Services?

No referral is necessary. If you have questions or think you or a loved one needs Avera@Home services, please complete our Avera@Home online assessment and we'll be in contact with you to discuss what services may benefit you.

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Home Health Care Referral and Contact Information

Avera@Home can provide home health care to people living within our 86-county service area. For specific counties covered, please contact the closest home agency below.

  • Aberdeen: 605-622-5200
  • De Smet: 605-995-2268
  • Estherville: 712-362-6169 or 1-844-942-8372
  • Gregory: 605-668-8327
  • Hartington: 605-668-8327
  • Milbank: 605-432-4538
  • Miller: 605-853-0343
  • Mitchell: 605-995-2268
  • O’Neill: 605-668-8327
  • Pierre: 605-224-3218
  • Sioux Falls: 605-322-4663
  • Southwest Minnesota Marshall: 507-537-7070
  • Southwest Minnesota Worthington: 507-537-6671
  • Spencer: 712-264-6380
  • Yankton: 605-668-8327

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