Home Care Department Gets Patients Back on Their Feet – in the Comfort of Their Homes
- Crozer-Keystone’s trained home care professionals can provide the education, nursing care, and other therapies needed to help patients get back on their feet, while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
- The Mom/Baby Connection provides in-home nursing visits to new parents and their babies within a few days of discharge from the hospital.
- The Crozer-Keystone Home Care department is a proven leader in the prevention of acute care hospitalization and emergent care. Home care services include: skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health aides, medical social worker, patient and family education, pain management, comprehensive wound care, and the Mom/Baby Connection program.
Stacey Dawson and Arnold Kendall know that “there’s no place like home.” They also know from personal experience that Crozer-Keystone’s trained home care professionals can provide the education, nursing care, and other therapies needed to help patients get back on their feet, while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
Dawson, who recently gave birth to her first baby, pleasantly accepted the extra help that the nurse provided when they got home from the hospital. “Because my baby had a little bit of jaundice, my doctor recommended that I take advantage of the Mom/Baby Connection program that is offered by Crozer-Keystone’s Home Care Department,” Dawson says. “The nurse who came to my house couldn’t have been more professional and thorough. She took the time to explain everything to me as she was checking on the baby and made me feel like I was the only patient that she needed to see that day.”
The Mom/Baby Connection provides in-home nursing visits to new parents and their babies within a few days of discharge from the hospital. Mom/Baby Connection nurses are experienced in maternal/child medicine and provide services to both mom and baby. Among the services provided are bili tests, wound care, perineum checks and breastfeeding help for moms, and complete health and feeding evaluations for newborns. Nurses can also check for jaundice in the babies as well as other illnesses.
Crozer-Keystone’s Home Care Department also provides help to those who need physical and occupational therapy after a joint replacement.
“After having a total knee replacement at Taylor Hospital in June, the home care nurse and the physical and occupational therapists did an amazing job helping me on my way to recovery,” Kendall says. “It was great to be able to recover at home, where I felt most comfortable. I have regained function in my knee, and I believe it is largely due to the amazing work of the CKHS Home Care team.”
The Crozer-Keystone Home Care department is a proven leader in the prevention of acute care hospitalization and emergent care. Home care services include:
- Skilled nursing
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Home health aides
- Medical social worker
- Patient and family education
- Pain management
- Comprehensive wound care
- Mom/Baby Connection.
“The goal of home care is to teach the patient to manage their disease, injury or other health problem independently and ensure medical stability at home,” says Jane Hanahan, R.N., administrative director of CKHS Home Care and Hospice. “Healing in your own home, with the help of skilled health care professionals, may even prevent future trips to the hospital.”
The next time you or someone you love is in need of home health services, check out Crozer-Keystone. For more information, call (610) 284-0700 or visit www.crozerkeystone.org and click on “Services” on the left navigation.