Home Care Services

CHI Health at Home is committed to providing better care, with better outcomes where it is best received, at home.  We provide exceptional home care services to patients throughout the United States. Our skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and personal care services improve lives by providing care for our patients wherever they call home.

We ensure seamless, coordinated care by working directly with physicians to tailor treatment plans for each patient. Whether a patient is transitioning home from a hospital or nursing facility stay or is managing a chronic condition, our team ensures that patients are safe and that they retain their independence in a familiar environment.

Home Care Specialty Programs and Services

In addition to skilled nursing, therapy and personal care services, CHI Health at Home offers a number of specialty home care programs and services to help patients, their families, physicians, and hospitals manage a variety of diseases and conditions in their home setting through qualified and compassionate care.

Our Chronic Care Management programs are designed to help patients manage chronic conditions from the comfort of their own homes. Our Chronic Care Management programs are the driving force behind our Avoiding Re-hospitalization through Care at Home (ARCH) initiative.

Learn more about our Chronic Care Management programs and ARCH.

Home Care with CHI Health At Home

Our highly trained skilled home care staff is committed to providing exceptional care in your home. We work directly with physicians to plan, coordinate, and provide care tailored to every person we serve.

Our home care services provide a unique blend of excellent patient care and support along with the highest level of customer service and superior outcomes.

Some of our many services include:

Our nurses collaborate with each patient’s physician to provide one-on-one care and education to help patients improve their health faster and recover in the comfort of their own home.  We provide care based on our patient’s individual treatment plan through the highest levels of quality, compassion and respect.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Mom/Baby Nurse
  • Private Duty Nurse

Our therapy services are designed to help patients who are recuperating at home from surgery or illness in order to improve flexibility, regain strength, and help maintain their independence. Our services also assist patients who may have cognitive or communication difficulties. Through education and comprehensive coordinated care, our therapy services address the unique needs of our patients as they rehabilitate wherever they call home.

  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Speech Therapist

Paraprofessionals are trained aides and attendants who assist in carrying out a patient’s plan of care that has been established by a professional clinical team member (such as a Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist) in coordination with the patient and their physician.

  • Care Attendant
  • Companion
  • Home Health Aide
  • Homemaker
  • Parent Aide

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. 

Registered Dieticians work with each patient’s physician to establish a plan of care to meet the specific needs of each patient. Our Dieticians collaborate with our entire home health team, providing education to patients and caregivers, along with quality services that promote nutritional health and effective dietary patterns for our patients.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Health Care

Whether you are looking into home care for the first time, curious about services or exploring costs, we can provide clear answers.

Below, we have addressed some of the most commonly asked questions about home care, how it works and what to expect. Still have questions? Please contact us to connect with one of our local home care agencies.

Home care includes a wide array of health care services to help recuperating, chronically ill or disabled patients at home. Home health care can be provided as needed and focuses on treating patients in a familiar environment and reducing return trips to the hospital.

Patient requirements for home health care include:

  • A need for skilled nursing care or therapy services (i.e., physical, occupational or speech therapy) on an intermittent basis
  • Restricted ability to leave home, which is certified by a physician

Specific home health care services are prescribed by a physician.

Some physical indicators that home care services can address include:

  • Conditions that limit mobility or the ability to leave home
  • Psychological challenges due to immobility
  • Wound care or wound infection
  • Chronic breathing problems or use of oxygen
  • Frequent physician visits or hospital admissions
  • Recent or upcoming surgery and anticipating discharge home
  • A history of or high risk of falls
  • Chronic  or recurrent pain
  • Nutritional or fluid assessment needs

If you’re unsure whether a patient qualifies for home care, please contact us.

Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance often covers the cost of home health care services when ordered by a physician. Our staff will determine if your home care needs are covered and will complete all the necessary paperwork.

It is widely established that among the formal post-acute care settings, home health care is generally the most cost-effective solution. The average cost of a hospital stay is about $2,500 per day while the average cost for home care services is about $45 a day.

Not only is CHI Health at Home the lowest cost and patient preferred setting for care, we have a proven track record of providing better health through improved outcomes, including lower re-admission rates, improved mobility, timely initiation of care, and other outcomes measured across the industry through Home Health Compare. In fact, CHI Health at Home exceeds the national average in seven out of nine outcomes when compared against other providers.

Our goal is to assist a patient’s return to their maximum level of functioning, as well as provide available services to help patients stay safely in their home.  A home care associate will call you to schedule a time to visit you in your home. During this first visit, a physical and environmental assessment will be preformed, including a complete medication review. Once the assessment is complete, we will discuss the options available, and with your consent, call your physician to obtain your home health orders.  All patients and families have the right to decide which type of medical care is received and we will work with you and your physicians to develop the best plan of care to meet your individual needs.

The number of home visits you will receive is based upon your specific skilled needs. After the initial assessment is completed in your home, your physician, your home care clinician, alongside both you and your family, will work together to develop a coordinated plan of care. This plan of care will guide us in providing the home health services that will support you in reaching your goals.

In addition to skilled clinical care, some locations can provide in-home services such as homemaking, personal care, and respite care. One of the biggest benefits of home health care is companionship. We often find that having another person in the home to talk to a patient or give a caregiver a break is all that’s needed to improve a family’s well being. 

As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), CHI Health at Home is rooted in the healing ministry of the Church. We serve communities in nine states through more than 70 sites of care – creating more than 1.4 million touch points with patients and families each year.

CHI Health at Home is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and our skilled team members are trained in therapies that improve patient comfort and outcomes.

We are proud to offer collaborative health care services tailored to patients in a home setting where dignity, self-sufficiency and independence are the priority.

Learn more about our mission and find a CHI Health at Home location near you.