Connected Care Institute

Going home from the hospital, to familiar faces and surroundings, can be a huge relief. However, it can also be scary. You may feel vulnerable and anxious, and we know a smooth transition is so important.

On this page, you will find more information about each service that makes up the Connected Care Institute. We have hundreds of specialized staff in these programs who work together to help you stay connected to the highest quality of care.

Browse each category and service. Each page has contact information that you can reach out to for more help, or if you are still in the hospital, your case manager will be able to answer any questions you have.

In-Hospital or Facility Care

This group of services is for when you are not quite ready to be cared for at home.

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Inpatient Hospice

NMMC-Tupelo has a 16-bed inpatient hospice unit, which provides care for patients who are at the end of life and are too fragile to transfer to home or another location.

The environment is home-like, with sofas that make into a bed, privacy blinds and a shower in each bathroom.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

After an illness, accident or surgery, all of our hospitals provide therapy services when needed to start you on the path to healing. In addition, NMMC-Tupelo offers a 28-bed Rehabilitation Institute for those who need additional time to focus on recovery.

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Swing Bed

All NMMC community hospitals offer a swing bed program for patients who no longer need acute hospital care but are not yet able to return home.

"Swing bed" simply means a hospital room that can be used as needed to meet patient needs - as an acute-care hospital room or as an extended care room.

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Skilled Nursing

NMMC provides short- and long-term care at several facilities. Short-term care provides individuals with skilled services for up to 100 days before you are discharged to home or elsewhere. Long-term care provides a “home” for when you need extended care.

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Care at Home

Sometimes, you and your care team determine that it's time for you to go home, but you still need some additional support. These services will help you continue to recover while reducing the need to go back to the hospital.

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Home Health

North Mississippi Medical Center Home Health offers the opportunity to receive health care in the place where you are most comfortable; right in your own home, in familiar surroundings, with family members participating in your care.

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Home Provider Visits

In-home provider visits are an extension of traditional in-clinic primary care services. The goal of this service is to meet the needs of our patients who have limited support systems, find it difficult to travel to a clinic, or don't feel safe leaving home.

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Population Health

Managing chronic diseases can be stressful and confusing. Our population health staff works in partnership with you and your providers to teach you to better manage your health conditions. We can help coordinate services across several providers, and also help you navigate from an acute hospital stay or extended skilled nursing facility stay back to your home.

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Outpatient Rehabilitation

NMMC outpatient therapists develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your specific goals. Therapists use their experience and expertise along with the latest equipment to help you optimize recovery with therapy appointments that fit your schedule.

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End-of-Life Care

At the end of life, we understand the importance of managing symptoms, keeping you comfortable and honoring your wishes. These services all work in conjunction to make difficult days easier for you and your family.

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Inpatient Hospice

NMMC-Tupelo has a 16-bed inpatient hospice unit, which provides care for patients who are at the end of life and are too fragile to transfer to home or another location.

The environment is home-like, with sofas that make into a bed, privacy blinds and a shower in each bathroom.

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care works to guide patients and families through complicated decisions and helps lessen the confusion and fear that come with serious illnesses.

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Home Hospice

NMMC Hospice provides comfort, dignity and respectful care right in your home, with your family members participating in your care.

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Talking Matters

It is not easy to talk about end of life care. However, it is one of the most important conversations patients can have with their loved ones. This link will guide you through that conversation and give you prompts to think about and discuss.

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Connecting You to Hiqh-Quality Care

Browse the services and links on this page at your own pace. You'll see that no matter what level of care you need or want, we can help. Rest assured, the staff members of the NMMC Connected Care Institute will work with you, your health care providers and your loved ones to craft a care plan that suits your individual health, wants and needs.