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Our Home Healthcare Services
Home health care plays an important role in a patient’s recovery. It allows patients to receive needed health-related services in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their family, friends and a supportive health care team. Our multi-disciplinary team will focus on helping patients, and their families, become independent in their care and remain independent in their home environment. Our Services include but are not limited to:
- Skilled nursing / specialty nursing programs
- Wound care
- Infusion services
- Disease management programs including cardiac and pulmonary care
- Rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech-language therapy
- Total Joint Replacement Program
- Medical social work services
- Home Health Aid
High quality home health care demands a level of experience and expertise that goes far beyond basic nursing skills. Patients and family members will feel at ease with our experienced nursing team averaging 9 + years of home health nursing experience, licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Our Nursing Staff will develop a plan of care based on an initial clinical assessment in collaboration with you and your physician. Our nurses will provide direct patient care, medication monitoring, and education on managing your illness in your home to regain your independence.
- Wound & Ostomy Care - A nurse with special training assists patients with ostomies and skin problems. Patients and family receive extensive training in order to feel confident assuming this care themselves.
- Infusion Therapy - Highly trained registered nurses provide care and instruction to patients who need intravenous fluids, antibiotics or tube feedings in the comfort of their own home.
Rehabilitation Services Program
St. Joseph Home Health Services offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program including physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, St. Josphe Home Health offers a Total Joint Replacement Program.
- Physical Therapy - Physical Therapists utilize therapeutic exercises, gait training, and physical modalities to help restore mobility, improve balance, range of motion and strength, and decrease pain.
- Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapists assist patients to regain independence through functional and task-based retraining as well as the use of adaptive equipment for daily living.
- Speech Language Pathology - Speech Language Pathologists assist in the recovery of the ability to communicate through spoken language. Our Speech Therapist have special training in the use of Vital Stim Therapy, an electrical stimulation to treat patients with swallowing problems.
Total Joint Replacement Program
Patients receive a home visit before surgery by a physical therapist, who will screen your safety needs and medical conditions that could affect your return home after surgery.
Educational materials are provided on home exercise programs and home safety. A customized treatment plan is developed in conjunction with your surgeon.
Social Work Services
A Medical Social Worker can assist the patient and family with social and economic problems resulting from illness and acts as a liaison with community resource agencies.
Home Health Aid
Home Health Aides provide assistance to patients needing help with activities of daily living such as walking, bathing, toileting and dressing. Care is provided under the direction of the registered nurse to meet the patient’s individual needs.