Saint Alphonsus Home Health is here for you. We are a Medicare-certified home health agency providing healthcare services in your home after a debilitating illness, surgery or hospitalization. Our home health team works directly with your physician to plan your care and we keep your physician informed about your progress.
Our Home Health team consists of case managers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, medical social workers, and home health aides. Each has a role in your plan of care.
At Saint Alphonsus Home Health, each home health patient is assigned to one of our experienced Case Managers who is either a registered nurse, physical therapist, or speech language pathologist depending upon the skilled services required. Their role is to develop the plan of care and rehabilitation goals with the patient and medical team.
An overall health assessment is conducted and the case manager designs a plan of care with you, your physician and other members of the home health care team. Continual oversight by the case manager helps you meet your health goals and to prevent hospitalization. In addition, education is provided to you and your caregivers for self-management of care once discharged from home health services. Frontier’s philosophy of care is based on a holistic approach that considers your wishes and health goals.
Our nurses will make the first home visit and assess your needs. The nurse works with you, other members of the team and your physician to develop a plan to meet your needs. Nursing services include:
Assessment and management of medical conditions
Technical procedures such as colostomy and catheter care
Draw of blood and other specimens for lab analysis
Patient, family and caregiver education
Our physical therapists (PT) work with you after hospitalization, a stroke, orthopedic or other surgery or for any medical condition that affects your strength and your ability to move around safely. Physical therapy services include*:
Fall prevention training
Transfer and gait training
Weight bearing and balance exercises
Our occupational therapists (OT) help you regain independence in self-care activities. Occupational therapy services assist you to: safely bathe, dress and use the toilet; improve strength and flexibility; assess the need for safety devices. Occupational therapy helps you:
Regain ability to dress, bathe and toilet
Gain strength and flexibility
Safely use adaptive equipment
Our speech language pathologists (ST) help you with speech, communication or swallowing problems related to your condition. Speech therapy services include*:
Techniques to prevent choking
Medical Social Workers
Medical Social Workers (MSW) provide information about community resources specific to your condition or situation. Social work services include*:
Referral to community resources
Information about facility placement, and financial resources
Assist with advance care planning, including living wills, advance directives and POLST
Home Health Aide
Our home health aides provide personal care services, if needed, during your recovery and while you are on home health services. Home Health Aide services include help with*:
Light meal preparation
*But not limited to.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding home health or hospice services in your area or visit our jobs page if you would like to become a part of our team.