Home Health is a state-licensed, Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited department of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.
Home Health offers services to individuals in their home who require the skills of a nurse or therapist, are homebound and are under the care of a physician. Home Health services focus on improving the health and independence of those in the community while allowing individuals to receive health care services in the comfort of their own home. Home Health offers a variety of services at a significant cost savings and Home Health is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.
HSHS St. Nicholas Home Health uses EPIC, a confidential electronic medical record that makes collaboration between Home Health and most physicians quite simple.
Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth may be part of a client’s Home Health plan of care. Telehealth provides the opportunity for our nurses to review some of our client’s health information, even when a visit to the home is not needed.
Telehealth encompasses preventative and curative aspects and helps promote client independence. With Telehealth, Home Health will be able to monitor weights, blood pressures, oxygen saturations, pulse, and blood sugars.
Home Health services through HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Home Health & Hospice are available within a 30 mile radius of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.
- Referrals to Home Health can be made by physicians, families, or a prospective client him/herself.
- A specialized Home Health Liaison will work with individuals to determine eligibility and arrange for services.
- Care is available on an intermittent basis.
- A Registered Nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those admitted into services.
Home Health services are supported in part by the United Way and in keeping with the Mission, Vision, and Values of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital; no one will be turned away regardless of the ability to pay.
For more information please call (920) 457-5770 or (800) 924-4110.