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Forrest General is accredited by DNV Healthcare

Skilled and Specialty Nursing
HomeCare Elite | Skilled and Specialty Nursing | Therapy Services | Social Services and Programs

At the Heart of Caring
The special needs of a home care patient require special attention from the home care staff. The staff consists of an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals who possess the knowledge and ability to provide superior care in any situation.

Skilled Nursing Care
A registered nurse continually evaluates a patient's needs and works closely with them and their family to determine the best ways to meet these needs. Services include:

  • Teaching and supervising the family in assisting with the patient's health care needs
  • Updating the primary care provider on patient status
  • Coordinating services for the patient with other interdisciplinary team members

Wound/Ostomy Nursing Services
Our certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses continually evaluate and monitor a patient's wound and ostomy needs. Services include:

  • Evaluating and monitoring skin and wound care needs
  • Managing pressure sores
  • Instructing family on wound/ostomy care
  • Assisting in the management of urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Controlling and managing fistulas, draining tubes and high-output wounds

Mental Health Nursing Services
A trained psychiatric nurse:

  • Provides an initial evaluation under the direction of the treating physician
  • Schedules follow-up visits
  • Facilitates supportive psychotherapy, manages medication and monitors therapeutic drugs

Intravenous Therapy
Specially-trained nurses, under the direction of the patient's primary care provider, provide intravenous therapy for patients. Services include:

  • Offering clinical pharmacy services
  • Providing reimbursement management

Therapies provided include:

  • IV antibiotic and antiviral
  • Hydration
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain management
  • IV immunoglobulin

For more information on these and other Forrest General Home Care services, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445, then press 1, from 3-8 p.m., Monday through Friday, send an e-mail, or contact your local Forrest General Home Care office:

  • Hattiesburg: 1-800-844-4663 or 601-288-4344
  • Laurel: 1-800-844-3445 or 601-425-2608 
  • Lumberton: 1-800-848-5874 or 601-796-5623
  • Prentiss: 1-800-848-5861 or 601-792-8574
  • Tylertown: 1-877-889-8041 or 601-876-6121
  • Columbia:  1-855-405-9007 or 601-740-2201
  • Richton: 1-800-844-4663 or 601-788-1975
  • Picayune: 1-855-278-2260 or 601-799-0815


Medicare and Medicaid Certified

Forrest General is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, Inc.

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