The philosophy of person-centered care extends to the support services of home health. Home health offers a wide range of health care services provided in the home after illness or injury.
The goal of Home Health is to assist individuals in their recovery by regaining independence, becoming as self-sufficient as possible, maintaining current level of function and slowing any decline.
We strive to get to know our patients’ comprehensive health care status and needs, but we also recognize that there are many other aspects that can impact a recovery. Talking to patients about diet and fluid intake, reviewing safety in the home, teaching them to take medication and use equipment safely are important aspects of recovery.
Working with different health care providers can be complicated. Notre Dame Home Health staff provides care coordination which includes communicating with the individual, their doctors and anyone else who provides care.
Our Goals and Services
Notre Dame Home Health offers a wide range of health care services provided in the home after an illness or injury. Our goal is to assist individuals in their recovery by regaining independence, becoming as self-sufficient as possible, maintaining current level of function and slowing any decline.
Our Specialty Programs
- Wound Care
- IV Therapy
- Fall Prevention/Balance
- Low Vision Rehabilitation
- Bowel & Bladder Incontinence
- Diabetes Management
- Advanced Illness Management
- CHF & COPD Management
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Anticoagulation Management
- Indwelling Catheter Management
A Team Care Approach
Notre Dame Home Health will set up an individualized plan of care that takes into consideration the diagnosis and the individual’s situation. Your team may include:
- Your doctor
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Social workers
- Home care aides
Who is Eligible?
Those with Medicare Part A or Medicare Advantage plans and who meet all these conditions may qualify:
- A physician certifies a need for one or more of these services:
- Intermittent skilled nursing care (other than drawing blood)
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Continued Occupational Therapy
- A physician certifies that the individual is home bound, which is defined as having difficulty leaving the home without assistance (use of a cane, walker, wheelchair, needing special transportation or assistance from another person) due to an injury or illness. Or if leaving the home is not recommended due to the individual’s condition.
- Home health patients may leave the home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences.
- A doctor or nurse practitioner must certify that they have had a face-to-face appointment with the individual within certain time frames and that the appointment was related to the need for home health.
- The individual must not need more than intermittent care.
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