In-Home Senior Medical Services: Specialized Care Tailored for You
When you have the health care support you need, your own home can be the best place to recover from an acute health problem or surgery. We understand that living independently can also improve your overall quality of life—that’s why we’ve developed programs to provide medical care for you at home.
Holy Cross Hospital’s geriatric home health care programs provide an array of specialized support— from routine health services to complex medical care.
Our affiliated home care agency, Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice, is a member of Trinity Home Health Services and is state-licensed, Medicare-certified and CHAP-accredited. This means we provide you or your loved one with the highest possible standard of geriatric nursing care and medical care services. In addition, Medicare outpatient services and most insurance providers will cover the expense of home health care.
Under the direction of your physician, our registered nurses and licensed practical nurses can assess and treat a wide range of conditions at home such as heart disease, respiratory illnesses, cancer, and orthopedic injuries, as well as patients recovering from surgeries, those requiring wound care and patients needing home IV therapy.
The team also includes medical social workers who can provide support to seniors and families dealing with geriatric mental health problems, as well as social, and financial issues. For patients who need them, physical, occupational and speech therapy are available.
We designed our Nurse Practitioner House Calls program to serve older adults who can’t easily get to and from medical appointments. Through our house calls for seniors program, highly skilled nurse practitioners provide comprehensive medical care to you at home—and outpatient Medicare services will cover all charges.
Our nurse practitioners work collaboratively with your physician and the medical director of the nurse practitioner program to develop a medical plan of care tailored to your needs. A social worker is also available to provide counseling and assistance in obtaining other services you may need.
House Calls services include:
- History and physical examination
- Health assessment
- Management of acute and chronic medical conditions, including home lab testing, outpatient infusion therapy, medication prescriptions
- Preventive and wellness education
- Home safety evaluation
- Assessment of activities of daily living
- Psychosocial assessment
To speak with a Holy Cross Home Care associate, call 301-754-7740.