There is no place like home... especially when recovering from an illness or injury.
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital's experienced team of home health care providers offer skilled nursing coupled with the latest technologies to help patients and their families manage their medical situation in the comfort of their own home.
Our Home Health Team
Our team of caring, experienced Home Health professionals includes:
Certified Wound Care Nurses
Medical Social Workers
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
Certified Nursing Assistants
Our Home Health professionals work closely with each patient, their family and their physician to develop the best plan of care to meet individual needs. Medication review, education, skilled assessments and treatments are essential to recover from a hospital stay or illness. Therapy can be provided to regain strength and ensure a safe adapted environment.
Telehealth Monitoring Systems
For certain medical conditions, the use of telemonitoring may be incorporated along with home health services. Telehealth Monitoring Systems give patients a sense of security knowing clinicians are monitoring their health status daily. This reduces emergency visits and hospitalizations, as daily monitoring detects even the smallest changes in health status, preventing a chronic condition from escalating into something more serious. Voice/text prompts guide patients through a simple, three-minute process to collect vital signs and answers to specific yes/no questions, and prompts to take a medication. Data is automatically sent to the Home Health nurses for clinical review. If a patient fails to submit vital signs or take your medication prompts, home health staff will intervene immediately.
Home Health service are provided after a physician referral is completed. This referral can come from any network of physicians, hospital, or facility.
Services may be paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, managed care, or veterans benefits.
Primary Service Area:
Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
Secondary Service Area includes portions of:
Barron, Dunn, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Clark,
Taylor and Rusk counties.
Referrals are accepted based on the location of the patient's home and our team's ability to meet patient's unique needs.
Our certified nurses provide direct care, education, and ongoing support to patients with complex or chronic wounds which adversely affect their quality of life. Services are available to home health and hospice patients, as are consultations with physicians.
Lifeline is personal medical alert response system designed for those with ongoing medical conditions, mothers with chronically ill children, and elderly or disabled persons who want to live in their own homes.
Several models and options are available based on specific needs and lifestyle, including fall detection that automatically calls for help even if the patient is disoriented or unconscious and cannot push the button and wireless models that can be activated outside of the home.
For pricing information,
Home Health Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. Home Health Services are available to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.