Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364

Home Health Care

Nurse holding older lady down stairs

Contact

Gwen Schell, Manager
Email: gschell@phd1.idaho.gov
Phone: (208) 415-5160
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835

Exceptional care in the comfort of your home.

For the past 50 years, Panhandle Home Health has provided individualized care for your family, friends and neighbors—including a variety of medical services offered in the comfort of your home.

We are locally operated and focused on helping you transition safely from a hospital or facility, so you can adequately manage your health at home.

Why choose us? We accept ALL insurance plans. We provide home health services in Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Shoshone counties. And home health care is less expensive, more convenient and just as effective as care you receive in a hospital. Panhandle Home Health also received a 5-star rating in the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Skilled nursing services include:

  • Wound care and VAC wound therapy
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Diabetic care
  • Cardiac/pulmonary care
  • Catheter care
  • Ostomy care
  • Post-hospital assessment
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Certified Nurse Assistant

Therapy

Therapy is an integral part of rehabilitation and recovery. Our home health services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as medical social work.

Physical therapy
Our physical therapists help patients improve movement and function through therapeutic exercise, balance and coordination training. Treatments include stretching, strengthening, coordination, balance and techniques to help ease movement.

Occupational therapy
By improving motor skills and reasoning abilities, our occupational therapists help patients regain their abilities to perform daily living activities. Treatments include hand exercises, splinting, adaptive changes to the home, and patient education.

Speech language pathology
Our speech language pathologists treat patients who have communication and swallowing problems. Treatments focus on swallowing, improving tongue, cheek and lip strength, and strategies to help impaired brain functions.

Medical social work
Our medical social workers provide mental and social evaluations and connect patients to community resources. They also help explain options for care and can help determine if patients are qualified for financial support.

Our Medicare-certified services include short-term, skilled nursing and therapy. We also offer companionship and respite care through our Senior Companion Program.