Commitment to your health care needs doesn't end at the hospital or doctor's office. There are times you may need health care in the comfort of home. Our committed home care staff includes nurses, therapists, aides and support staff working as a team to help patients and families through life's major health problems.
HSHS St. Vincent, St. Mary's and St. Clare Home Health offers home health services, medical supplies, and equipment to residents of Northeast Wisconsin. Home Health services are provided under the direction of the patient's doctor. Certified or licensed professionals provide services such as:
- Case Management: Comprehensive coordination of all received Home Health services, including insurance benefits and referrals to community resources such as Mobile Meals, LIFELINE, and medical equipment providers.
- Skilled Nursing: Registered nurses work with your doctor to provide home care services. Their assessment, skilled treatment and support provide the high quality care you need to recover at home. They are available to you for urgent situations or questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This may include home intravenous therapy, tube feedings, post-surgical care, wound management, diabetes management, cardiac care, respiratory care, and much more. In addition, health education is provided for patients and their families.
- Home Health Aide Services: Our Certified Nursing Assistants help nursing and therapy staff to provide skilled care such as complex bathing, dressing, grooming, and therapy exercises.
- Physical Therapy: Our physical therapy staff provide therapy and training in the home such as prescribed therapeutic exercise, gait training and instruction in using a walker or cane.
- Speech Therapy: Speech therapy staff help patients improve problems eating, swallowing, cognition, and communication.
- Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapists help patients to adapt or regain day-to-day skills such as eating, cooking, dressing, bathing and general housekeeping.
- Social Work Services: Social workers provide counseling to help patient and families to understand and cope with problems caused by illness or injury. They also can make referrals to community agencies and can help explore options with financial resource issues.
- Infusion Therapy: Our agency RN's provide the care and teaching you need to manage your IV fluids or IV nutrition. We partner with national infusion companies to provide the drugs, pumps, supplies and the delivery of these items.
- Birth to 3: This program is a therapy contract program with Brown County Human Services Department. The program is designed for children up to their third birthday who have physical problems or delays which could interfere with their development.
- Telehealth Program: Telehealth technology allows you to stay in the comfort of your home while a registered nurse monitors your health daily. Your doctor is informed should symptoms arise.
Who can refer you to home health care? Just about anyone - your doctor, family, friend - you can even refer yourself to Home Health Care. Hospital, nursing homes, rehabilitation units and insurance companies may also refer you to home care.
Who can have home health care? With a doctor's order, we can provide home care services to many patients, including: infants, children, teens, adults and seniors.
What will insurance cover? Your insurance may provide complete or partial payment. Home Health Care staff will help explain your coverage and bill your insurance directly. We accept Medicare (homebound only), Medicaid, Private Insurance and Private Pay.
For more information about any of our services, call (920) 448-7000 or email.
If you have any concerns about patient care and/or safety issues, please contact St Vincent Hospital Home Health management. If the concern cannot be resolved through the organization, contact the following organizations:
- The Joint Commission at (800) 994-6610 or email. File a complaint online on their website.
- The State of Wisconsin at (800) 642-6552. File a complaint online on their website.