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Suffolk County’s premier home health agency

Our Goal: To maximize the health, comfort, mobility and independence of each patient

Our Mission: To meet the needs of our patients and the community through the delivery of quality, compassionate and innovative care.

Our Vision: To provide quality home health care throughout Suffolk  County.

As Suffolk County’s largest hospital-based certified home health agency, Peconic Bay Home Health Services provides a comprehensive array of home care services to persons needing skilled care upon hospital discharge or for people residing in the community who require skilled care after an acute medical event or injury.

With main offices located within Peconic Bay Medical Center, Peconic Bay Home Health offers unique advantages. Prior to discharge, hospitalized patients are evaluated by a Home Health Liaison Nurse, who will assess the patient and plan for home care needs. The Liaison Nurse will discuss the plan with the patient and, if desired, the family. Services can then start promptly after discharge.

Home care staff work closely with the hospital's discharge planning staff so that patients leaving the hospital any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, can be assured of an individualized home care plan and timely homecare service delivery.

In conjunction with the physician, patient and family, the Peconic Bay Home Health Services team develops, implements and coordinates a plan of home care tailored to each patient's changing needs.

Peconic Bay Home Health Services are available seven days a week to residents of Suffolk County. A Registered Nurse is available 24 hours a day to respond to urgent patient concerns or problems.

Accreditations
  • Certified by New York State Department of Health
  • Joint Commission Certified
  • A Medicare and Medicaid Participating Provider
Insurances and Other Coverage

Almost all health insurances will pay for most or all of home care costs for eligible insured members. Peconic Bay Home Health will help you find out what your insurance covers. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and offer a sliding fee schedule for persons without insurance and with limited resources who meet our financial criteria.

For more information, call 631-548-6432

Orthopedic Joint Replacement Intensive Therapy Program

With extensive experience supporting Peconic Bay Medical Center's Knee and Hip Replacement Center of Excellence, the Peconic Bay Home Health Services (PBHS) team offers a specialized intensive program for patients recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery.

  • Staffed with licensed physical therapists knowledgeable and competent in joint replacement and various orthopedic procedures
  • PT for evaluation and development of a treatment plan after facility discharge
  • Therapy services available daily as indicated by patient's condition
  • Skilled nursing visits for post discharge medication review/instruction
  • Skilled nursing visits for suture/staple removal as ordered
  • Evaluation of environment for patient safety
  • Procurement of safety equipment and ambulatory devices
  • Arrangement for community laboratory to perform PT/INR as indicated
  • PBHS obtains authorization from commercial payers
  • Participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • PBHS will bill directly to payer – no forms for patient to complete
  • Home Health aide services available for assistance with personal care and home exercise program

Wound Care Program

Peconic Bay Home Health Services (PBHS) provides advanced-technology wound care treatment in the comfort of patients' homes. The program is designed for home-bound patients for whom it is advisable to alleviate the difficulties and dangers of trips to the hospital for wound-care services.

  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Specialist on staff for evaluation, staging and recommendation of treatments
  • Registered Nurses knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of wound care including Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Hydroferra Blue, Calcium Alginates, Silver Dressings, compression dressings including Unna Boots and more
  • KCI certified Wound Vac Therapy RN's
  • PBHS will evaluate surfaces and recommend equipment then assist in procuring
  • Home Health Aide services available for personal care and ADL assistance
  • PBHS will arrange for necessary dressing supplies
  • Social Work services available for short term counseling and community resource referral
  • Registered Dietician available for evaluation and recommendations.
  • PBHS obtains authorization from commercial payers
  • Participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • PBHS will bill directly to payer - no forms for patient to complete

Ostomy Program

Our certified Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse Specialists provide acute and rehabilitative needs for people with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and/or integumentary system. WOC nurses provide direct care to people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, and/or continence disorders. A WOC nurse plays a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.

  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Specialist available
  • Pre-Surgical siting of stomas
  • Evaluation and recommendation of ostomy appliance
  • Procurement of appliances
  • Evaluation and recommendation for skin integrity issues
  • Registered nurses knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of ostomy care
  • Medical social work services for short-term counseling and community resource referral
  • Registered Dietician available for evaluation and recommendations
  • Home Health Aide services for assistance with personal care and ADLs
  • Peconic Bay Home Health Services (PBHS) obtains authorization from commercial payers
  • Participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • PBHS will bill directly to payer – no forms for patient to complete

Services include

Referrals

Accepted from hospital and nursing home discharge planners and primary care physician offices throughout Suffolk County.

Coverages

Medicare, Medicaid and most private-payer insurance plans

Main Office

Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901

Telephone: 631-548-6432