Panhandle Home Health, Inc. had been providing high-quality home health care services to residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia since April, 1976.
In 2019, Panhandle Home Health served 1,417 unduplicated patients and made 30,776 visits.
With a proven medical and community reputation, Panhandle Home Health provides a cost-effective option in the health care delivery system and links individuals with available community services.
The licensed and certified staff includes registered professional nurses, physical, speech and occupational therapists, certified home health aides, a registered dietician, and medical social workers, who focus specialized attention to meet the unique needs of each patient in the privacy of their own home.
Services are provided based on the patient’s needs, payer coverage, the scope of services, and physician orders.
Panhandle Home Health is a nonprofit agency and a proud partner of United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, meaning we accept donations in addition to private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
Panhandle Home Health has approximately 70 + staff, 50 employees and approximately 20+ contracted healthcare professionals.
Our office on Old Mill Road in Martinsburg has helped to control our expenses, improved efficiency in the work environment, and made better use of our funds.
In 2014, Panhandle Home Health served over 1,200 patients with over 31,000 home visits, providing skilled nursing care, physical therapy, and other health care services.
The average Medicare cost per day in a hospital or skilled nursing facility is estimated at over $6,200 and $622 respectively. The average Medicare cost per home care visit is estimated at $165.
In addition to being the most cost-effective method of health care delivery, home health care improves the patients' quality of life by enabling them to remain in the comfort of their own home during times of illness, disability, or recuperation.
Home care offers a wide variety of specialized services tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient. Home care also reinforces and supplements informal care by teaching the patient and their family members about the caregiving process.