Our Home Health Services
Home health care plays an important role in a patient’s recovery.
It allows patients to receive needed health-related services in the Care
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 Care
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
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