Home Health

Nurse providing home health services

Home health care enables you to live as independently as possible while recovering from illness, injury or surgery. It offers smooth transitions back home and visits from nurses and therapists who help you regain your strength and quality of life.

Ascension at  Home together with Compassus

Ascension at Home together with Compassus provides professional care in the familiar surroundings of home. We work with you and your doctor to get you back on a path to recovery and better health.

Home Health locations

Compassus Home Health locations

Medicare and insurance coverage for In-home health

When prescribed by your doctor, home health is generally covered by Medicare, veterans benefits, Medicaid, long term care policies and some private insurance policies.

Is home health care different from home care?

You may hear the terms home health care or skilled home health care interchangeably with personal care or companion care. They offer different services with different payment models.

Skilled home health services include:

Skilled nursing

  • Wound care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Home infusion therapy
  • Part-time or intermittent home health aides for personal care
  • Catheter Placement and Care
  • Colostomy and Ileostomy Management
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Management
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Pain management
  • Monitoring of medical equipment
  • Catheter care and education
  • Laboratory Services
  • Injectable osteoporosis drugs for women

Therapy Services

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Balance and gait training to improve mobility
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Equipment needs evaluation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dietary Counseling

Medical Social Services

  • Short and- long-term care planning
  • Assessment and evaluation with home situation, financial resources and community resources
  • Patient and family education

Specialized care for medical conditions

We have developed and follow 16 evidence-based management programs covering the most frequently seen conditions. We work with you, your family and your doctor on a plan for coordinated care and education.

  • Congestive heart failure
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Dementia
  • Pneumonia
  • Balance problems

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