Services and Staff
St. John Home Health can perform a large number of treatments and procedures in the home, using a variety of staff members.
Your physician will determine which home care services are appropriate for you. All St. John Home Health Care personnel have approved credentials in their disciplines.
The Home Health Team includes the following disciplines: skilled nursing, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and medical social services.
Nurses perform prescribed treatments and procedures while supervising and instructing the patient and family. Specialty services may include, but are not limited to:
- IV therapy
- Ostomy management
- Wound management
- Diabetes management
- Tracheotomy management
- Enteral nutrition
- Ventilator-assisted breathing
- Medication management and teaching
- Cardiac care program
- Nutrition assessment by a registered dietitian
- Total joint program
- Psychiatric home program
Home Health Aide
Works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist to assist with personal hygiene and other non-medical services. Typical duties include:
- Taking vital signs
- Bathing, shampoo and other necessary personal care recommended by the home care staff
- Helping the patient out of bed and to walk around the house
- Light meal preparation
Evaluates the patient’s condition and provides treatment to improve the patient’s physical condition and increase independence.
Uses exercise, self-help devices and activities to help patients become more self-sufficient in feeding, dressing, personal hygiene and homemaking skills.
The speech therapist helps patients regain the ability to communicate while also counseling on therapy application and communication disorders. The speech therapist also evaluates and treats swallowing and chewing problems.
Medical Social Services
Staff members help patients and their families deal with social, financial and emotional factors of the patient’s condition; help patients reach hospital, government or community services; and make referrals for lab work, medical supplies and equipment.
A registered nurse is on call at all times and may be reached by calling 918-747-7901.