Home Health

Helping Patients in Their Homes

Home Health specializes in serving those who are ill, disabled or recovering from surgery or illness in the comfort of their own home. From rehabilitation to IV therapies, Home Health offers what patients need through a comprehensive range of licensed home care services.

Our home health specialty programs include wound care, disease-specific programs and telemonitoring.

Our services …

  • 24-hour on-call skilled nursing
  • IV therapy
  • Post-surgical care
  • Disease management
  • Routine home care services
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Medication  management & education
  • Rehabilitation care and therapies (physical, occupational and speech therapy)
  • Social services and spiritual counseling
  • Telemonitoring
  • Personal care services
  • Medical social services

Telemonitoring

Telemonitoring is an efficient method of health care delivery that uses communication technologies to bring providers and patients together in real time. Home Health uses specialized in-home telemonitoring equipment to measure vital signs. Blood pressure, heart activity and weight measurements are among the vital statistics that can be monitored. With this technology, nursing response times to condition changes are reduced and emergency department visits and hospitalization days can be decreased.

Home Health is pleased to offer telemonitoring as a way to improve the care of home-bound patients by helping physicians identify problems before they advance to more serious levels.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Our excellent caregivers receive lots of praise from our patients and their loved ones. Here is a sampling of compliments from a recent patient survey.

  • “I could not have asked for anyone better.  (My nurse and therapist) are caring and I love them both – Prisma Health is great.”
  • “My nurse… was absolutely wonderful. Wish all nurses had her bedside manner. She was so good to me.”
  • “My nurse comes out 3 times a week. She is so good at what she does. She answers all my questions, even if it doesn’t pertain to my wound care. She knows all my appointments and tells me about them.  I enjoy just talking to her.”
  • “Want you to know how much I enjoyed working with your Home Health Agency.  Everyone was courteous, friendly, very knowledgeable and ALWAYS on time.
  • “My healthcare providers were extremely kind and concerned, also very professional.”
  • “My therapist… was the best and most professional assistant in my physical therapy ever. Every aspect of his care and management matched no other. He should be commended and praised by his agency. I am forever grateful to him.”
  • “(My nurse) is the epitome of all nurses. She has a great personality and she knows her job. She takes care of me and lifts me up when I am down.”
  • “(My nurse) was very professional, efficient and knowledgeable as well as being warm, friendly and caring. She was always on time and very organized during her visits. The doctor and nurse at the hospital were impressed with the quality of her care. I could not have had a better nurse. I would highly recommend this home health agency. I could not have had better care. Thank you.”
  • “This was my first experience with home health care.  (My therapist) was exceptionally good in all aspects of the service she provided me. I would recommend both her and Prisma Health home health agency… to anyone who would need this type of care.”
  • “I feel like I won the lottery under (my physical therapists’) care. She was a good listener. I felt like we worked together to create the most therapeutic plan of care for me. She always called to let me know she was on the way. I appreciated her follow-up assessment on the plan of care.  (She) is an excellent attribute to Prisma Health.”
Home Health News

Quality Laboratory Service Recognition

Home Health has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.

 

Daisy Award Recipient

Health Home Health Nurse Manager Vanessa Epps with Daisy Award winner Jennifer Kraus, RN. The Daisy Award was created in 1999 by the family of Patrick Barnes in honor of the care he received during his final illness. The award seeks to provide “on-going recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long.” Jennifer has been acknowledged by her patients as an exemplary nurse who not only listens well but responds appropriately and compassionately to their concerns.

Home Health “Fascinates”

Members of the Prisma Health Home Health staff celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a tea party. The staff brought in or made a fascinator to wear to the party. Front row center: Evalyn Blakely and Mesha Smith. Back row left to right: Ashley Hajjar, Melissa Nash-Abbott, Vanessa Epps, RN, Betty Morgan, Toni Young, Jennifer Healy, SLP, Linda Huckaby, Jan Hise and Kat Salsman.

“She exceeded my expectations.”

“Please commend Kristi for the excellent service she provided to me. Her knowledge, professionalism and friendliness established trust early on and made me feel very comfortable with her being my physical therapist at home.

She always checked my vitals each visit and I observed her cleaning all the instruments before and after using them. She always took the appropriate time to explain the exercises that she had me perform and if I couldn’t do the exercises, she helped me.”

“… I feel I have made significant progress because of Kristi. I’m happy to be transitioning from home care to outpatient physical therapy, but I hated to see Kristi go. I anticipate having another knee replacement in the future and I will most definitely be requesting Kristi’s services again. She is an asset to your department and exceeded my expectations as a patient.”

Sincerely,
Deborah H.