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.

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

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:

Skilled home health services include:

Skilled nursing

  • Wound care
  • Administering medication, including injections, IVs or nutrition therapy
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Pain management
  • Monitoring of medical equipment
  • Catheter care and education
  • Ostomy care
  • Home health aides who help with bathing and other personal services when part of the care plan.

Therapy Services

  • Balance and gait training to improve mobility and reduce falls
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Equipment needs evaluation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Home infusion therapy

Medical Social Services

  • Short- and-long-term care planning
  • Counseling, crisis management and guidance with financial assistance

What is skilled or medical home health care?

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

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