Southeast Home Health

Southeast Home Health can help you be as independent as possible at home when you’re recovering from an illness or injury, or living with a chronic health condition. Our courteous and professional staff provides comprehensive services customized to your needs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a hospital-based provider, we offer immediate access to resources in clinical specialty areas.

Southeast Home Health is a Medicare-certified and Medicaid-approved provider. We are also licensed by the state of Missouri and accredited by The Joint Commission.

Services for cancer patients include skilled nursing procedures provided by a registered nurse; occupational therapy; physical therapy; speech pathology; enterostomal care parenteral nutrition; medical social work; and help with activities of daily living.


Services Offered

Skilled Nursing

A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and visits the patient to...

  • Assess his/her physical and emotional condition
  • Review medications being taken Educate the patient and/or family member or caregiver about the medications
  • Provide the care ordered by the physician Assist the patient in regaining as much independence as possible

Home Health Aids

Provide personal care to you such as bathing and grooming in order to make you more comfortable and, when possible, assist you in regaining your independence.

Personal Care

Certified nursing assistants and nurses provide personal care such as bathing and grooming to make the patient more comfortable and, when possible, more independent.

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist (PT) performs a complete assessment, including…

  • Range of motion
  • Strength
  • Ability to walk
  • Ability to move from one place to another
  • Balance and coordination
  • Safety, including risk of falling

Following this evaluation, the PT and physician develop a personalized treatment plan with individualized goals to help the patient achieve the highest level of functional mobility and safety in the home.

Occupational Therapy

Ensures the correct assisting devices and equipment are available for returning to the patient’s previous lifestyle.

Speech Therapy

Available to those having difficulty communicating as a result of an illness or injury.

Nutrition Counseling

Helps patients meet various health needs through proper diet and food choices.

Medical Social Work

Available to those in need of additional community resources, need assistance in applying for Medicare or Medicaid, are having financial difficulties, want to complete an advance directive or living will, are interested in admission to a nursing home or having counseling needs.

* Not all locations offer all of the above services

Why Choose Us?

Southeast Home Health in Cape Giradeau

  • Hospital-based not-for-profit home health agency with more than 33 years offering services to the community.
  • Top 10% in nation for overall rating of care per patient satisfaction survey
  • People's Choice for Home Health Services Cape County 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Offers seamless transition from acute care hospitalization to the home setting
  • Access to resources in specialized fields such as Cardiac, OB/Pediatrics, Wound/Ostomy, Oncology, Diabetes and IV Therapy
  • All RN nursing staff who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access to Medical Director for emergent needs and oversight 24/7
  • Joint Commission accredited
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist Physical Therapist
  • Skilled nursing staff with over 120 years of Home Health experience
  • Skilled therapy staff (PT, OT and speech) with over 50 years Home Health experience

Who Qualifies for Home Health Services

A patient will qualify for home health services if he or she...

  • Can be safely cared for in the home or the home of a family member
  • Requires the skilled care of a registered nurse or physical therapist as a result of an injury, illness or surgery
  • Needs services from a home health professional on an intermittent basis or has family members or caregivers who can be taught to provide ongoing care
  • Has home health services ordered by his/her physician

Who Pays for Home Health

The staff of Southeast Home Health will contact your insurance company or other entity to determine coverage and payment and inform you before services begin.

  • Medicare certified
  • Medicaid certified
  • VA insurance
  • Health insurance Workers’ Compensation
  • Auto insurance

Q & A

Q. How can I get home health services for my family members?

A. Talk to your physician to see if home health might be right for you, or call Southeast Home Health (573-335-6609 or 1-800-910-4355) to learn about admission criteria. If your family member is currently hospitalized, please speak to a social services staff member.

Q. What kinds of services does Southeast Home Health offer?

A. All nurses with Southeast Home Health are registered nurses. In addition, home health aides, physical, occupational and speech therapists, medical social workers and nutrition counselors also are available to help meet patients’ and families’ special needs.

Q. How often will my home health nurse visit?

A. Daily, if medically necessary.

Q. Are home health services covered by insurance?

A. Yes, in most cases. Medicare, Medicaid, VA insurance, Worker’s Compensation and most private insurance covers home health care.

Q. How do we choose a home health service?

A. The choice is yours. Look for an agency with a long length of service that has experienced providers. Southeast Home Health has been serving our area since 1983, and has more than 257 combined years of registered nursing experience in providing the highest level of care.

Q. I have congestive heart failure. Can I receive home health services? How would it help me?

A. Yes, if you have congestive heart failure and meet Medicare guidelines, you are eligible for home health. Our nurses will assess your condition, including evaluating your diet and medications. They teach you how to manage your symptoms and the disease to help prevent a hospitalization or potentially serious complications.

Q. Does Southeast Home Health provide services for both adults and children?

A. Southeast Home Health provides care for patients of all ages, from newborn to the elderly. Southeast Home Health’s experienced staff is specially trained to meet the needs of specific patient populations.

Q. What counties does Southeast Home Health serve?

A. Southeast Home Health serves all of Cape, Bollinger, Scott and Perry counties and parts of Mississippi, Stoddard and New Madrid counties.