Home Health

Our highly skilled health care professionals provide exceptional care for patients of all ages in the comfort of their own home. Home Health is designed for patients who find it taxing to leave home due to a recent illness, hospitalization or surgery, or for those receiving treatment for a chronic to acute illness.

Our staff consists of experienced registered nurses and certified home health aides, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as medical social workers and registered dietitians. Our specialty caregivers work collaboratively with your doctor to provide:

  • Comprehensive assessment and monitoring  
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Rehabilitation therapies to increase your strength, mobility, balance and range of motion
  • IV therapy
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Gastric feeding
  • Vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy
  • Injections

Home health care services are initiated through a referral from physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, case managers and discharge planners, social workers, health plans and insurance companies.

For an average of 4 to 6 weeks following hospitalization, home health caregivers can help those in need, from newborns to seniors, with the technical aspects of care. They also can provide disease management following heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, orthopedic problems and gastrointestinal issues.

Providence offers a full spectrum of home health care services, including but not limited to:

  • Skilled nursing services
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical social worker
  • Home health aide
  • Registered dietitian
  • Psychiatric nursing

The following specialty services may be available in your area. Check with your doctor to understand your options.

  • Management of heart failure program
  • Pre-operative joint replacement program
  • Enterostomal therapy
  • Pediatric home care