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Home Health Care

When you or your loved ones need assistance with day-to-day health and personal care or the support to manage a new or chronic health condition, you can rely on home health care services from Ballad Health.

Get Skilled Health Care Without Leaving Home

Home health care allows you to stay in your own home while receiving skilled care that helps you get well or maintain your health. Home care might shorten or prevent hospital stays, eliminate the need for nursing home stays or help you and your care team manage your illness or injury.

Complete Home Health Services

Take advantage of a wide range of Ballad Health home health services, such as:

  • A registered nurse (RN) on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • A social worker to help you find and receive special types of care or services
  • Nutritional support
  • Respiratory care services

Skilled rehabilitation services available seven days a week, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Access to home medical equipment through Mediserve
  • Assistance with processing claims from commercial insurance providers, TennCare and Medicare
  • The Safer Steps program, which can help you become more independent by reducing your chance of falling in your home.

Enjoy Experienced, Patient-Centered Care

Trust Ballad Health home health care for experienced, patient-centered care that puts you first. Only caregivers with the greatest skill become part of the Ballad Health home health care team.

Think of us as an extension of your personal doctor’s practice – ready to deliver complete, professional care and support for your emotional well-being as you reach for your highest level of wellness.

Telehealth (Telemedicine) Services

Ask your Ballad Health home health care team if you qualify for telehealth services, a remote monitoring program to help you better manage your chronic health condition.

Using wireless, at-home devices, your care team can communicate with you, recognize important indicators (warning signs?) as early as possible and help avoid unnecessary hospitalizations by keeping track of several vital signs, including your:

  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Blood oxygen level
  • Blood sugar (glucose)
  • Heart rhythm
  • Weight

You might be a candidate for telehealth remote monitoring if you live with a chronic health condition such as:

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Licensed, Insured & Accredited Care

Because Ballad Health focuses on your medical treatment, safety and satisfaction, you can rest assured you’re receiving the expert care you deserve.

  • Our agencies in Tennessee and Russell County, Virginia, are insured and licensed in the states of Tennessee and Virginia and hold accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
  • Smyth Regional Home Care and Johnston Memorial Home Care are insured and licensed in the state of Virginia and hold accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation’s top health care accrediting agency.
  • Since 1984, our agencies have served Northeast Tennessee and are certified by Medicare, TennCare and commercial insurers.


Find a Specialist

View Ballad Healths network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

One Call for Home Health

Get connected with the professional services and area resources that support all your home health care needs. Just call 833-8-BALLAD.


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