Home Health

Care Focused on YOU!

The health needs of each individual are unique.  CHI Health at Home can brings medical services to you in the comfort of your home.  Care is delivered by a highly skilled and compassionate staff that places the wishes and needs of clients at the core of their plans of care.

About Home Health Services

Home Health ServicesManaging health needs can be challenging, but your involvement in care and treatment can help you navigate along the road to recovery. Through our patient-centered approach to care, our staff works collaboratively with you and your physician to assist in developing a specialized plan of care for you. Our team of rehab specialists, nurses, aides and social workers assist you in maintaining your independence to facilitate staying at home as long as possible.

CHI Health at Home has many home health services available to help patients remain independent in their home and achieve positive health outcomes.

Skilled nursing

  • Experienced, primary care nurses
  • Provides comprehensive assessment
  • Education and support to patient and caregivers
  • Visits are intermittent and based on patient and caregiver medical needs
  • Coordinates with physician and other team members as a patient advocate.
  • Many specialty areas such as symptom management, wound care, infusion, etc.

Home Health Aide

  • Provides visits intermittently as directed by the plan of care
  • 90% of time in home is to provide “hands-on” care, unless other arrangements are made.
  • Performs personal cares
  • Offers companionship
  • Light housekeeping

Therapy and other services

Physical therapy works with clients to improve strength and range of motion with the goal of greater independence with functional mobility skills such as walking, climbing stairs, transfers and bed mobility.

Occupational therapy works with clients experiencing difficulty with fine motor functions, visual deficits, cognition and coordination in order to help them become as independent as possible with activities of daily living (ADL).

Speech therapy works to assist the client who has a communication or swallowing problem that may occur as the result of a stroke or accident-related trauma.

Family services coordinators (social workers) are available to assist clients with financial concerns, alternative living arrangements, or other social issues. Coordinators will assist with making appropriate community referrals.

Our social workers coordinate with physicians and caregivers to improve access to community resources in order to maintain and enhance the social, emotional, functional, and physical health status of our patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can receive home health services?

Individuals with:

  • New, frequent or complex diagnosis or medication changes
  • Symptom management needs such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, etc.
  • Recent hospitalization
  • Needing home IV therapy or infusions
  • Wounds that need dressing changes
  • Recent surgery, knee/hip replacements, fractures
  • Safety concerns (i.e., frequent falls, etc.)
  • Mild to moderate dementia for cognitive testing and home safety assessment.
How do I know if home health care is right for me?

Our goal as a home health provider is to help you remain in your home as long as you are able, facilitating your independence.  Home health services are designed to assist you in returning to your previous abilities or to facilitate your awareness and ability to live within your disease limitations.

How will home health help me?

Our team is able to help you to know your disease process, assure you understand your medications, provide you with a home exercise program, make recommendations for safety within your home, and to maintain communication with your provider regarding your status.

Our services come to you in your home to provide monitoring of your medical condition with the goal of preventing emergency department visits or other hospitalization.

Our team of professionals will work with you on fall prevention measures and make recommendations regarding helpful equipment.

After a hospital stay, home health will come to your home to assure a safe transition home, and monitor your recovery.

Do I need a referral to receive home health services?

Anyone is able to contact us to request information about home health services and to have information regarding how home health services may be beneficial.  A referral is not required.  In the event a patient is to be admitted to home health services, a physician’s order is required for the provision of services.  Our team will facilitate this requirement with the provider.

Who pays for home health services?

Most insurance plans will cover home health services, however, some insurance plans require that the patient is homebound, meaning it is difficult for the patient to leave home without assistance and a taxing effort.  Attending religious services or to doctor appointments does not disqualify patients from this requirement.

Medicare beneficiaries also must have had a recent visit with their provider addressing the need for home health services.  The home health team will collaborate with your provider to assure this need is complete.

Why choose CHI Health at Home?

  • Our agency consistently ranks in the top performers across the nation for patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Our team works collaboratively with our family of providers at CHI St. Gabriel’s Health and other health care facilities.
  • Our agency places a priority on providing the care that best fits your needs.  Honoring You!

Our Commitment to You

CHI Health at Home consistently rates well above state and national averages for quality care and patient satisfaction.  Find out more about our high standard of care by visiting Medicare’s Home Health Compare website:  https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html

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