Home Health Services
Our commitment to your health doesn’t end after you leave the hospital. The goal of Stoughton Hospital’s Home Health Services is to provide, safe quality healthcare in a personalized manner in the comfort of your own home.
Our Home Health Services can be arranged with one phone call. Our staff will communicate with your physician to provide a continuation of needed services.
During home visits, our professional nurses and therapists will educate you and your family regarding how to manage your illness. Our staff will address specific problems you are facing, teach skills to
speed recovery and reduce the possibility of re-hospitalization, and provide support and education in managing chronic illnesses.
Our caring staff will also offer support and education to help spouses, families and friends cope and adjust to new roles as caregivers. Depending on individual needs, the program may include training in modifying the environment, assisting with activities of daily living, home adaptations and equipment, safe transfers, lifts and/or repositioning.
Demonstrating our commitment to quality, Stoughton Hospital Home Health is state-licensed, Medicare and Medicaid certified and accredited by the Joint Commission. Available Home Health Services include:
Registered nurses are on call 24 hours/7 days a week. They provide skilled nursing care for acute and chronic disease conditions, case management of care, medication monitoring, wound care, IV therapy and education regarding chronic disease management. Our nurses will work with your physician to ensure the best possible plan of care for your specific condition.
Home Health Aide
Home health aides help with personal care including bathing, dressing and toileting. They also provide assistance with home therapy programs.
Social workers assess and offer resources to meet your social and emotional needs, coordinate community services, and provide counseling and assistance in planning for the future – finding the right resources to meet your needs.
Physical therapists provide treatment to improve strength and endurance, as well as increasing functional independence. This may be in the areas of ambulation, transferring in and out of bed, use of assistive devices, instruction in personalized home exercise programs, assessing patient safety, and/or training of family members to safely assist patients to prevent falls or other injuries.
Occupational therapists provide strengthening, coordination and cognitive training to improve arm and hand function and/or increase independence in activities of daily living. This may include self-feeding, dressing, bathing, homemaking, home management, use of adaptive devices or family training to facilitate independence and safety in the home.
Speech and language therapists will help you regain or improve speech, language and swallowing skills. They offer training for safe swallowing and improvement of communication skills for those who have or may have cognitive impairments or disabilities.
Trusted Hands Program
Stoughton Hospital’s Trusted Hands Program provides reliable, professional home care and companionship services allowing you or your loved one to remain safely and comfortably at home. Trusted Hands services include:
- Meal preparation
- Light cleaning
- Grocery shopping
- Respite care
- Bathing and personal care
To refer patients or for more information on any Home Health Service, please contact Stoughton Hospital Home Health at (608) 873-2366.
Home Health Compare
Looking for in home services for a loved one can be challenging. How do you objectively decide what is best? Fortunately there is a public reporting process through Medicare that can help. The Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey measures the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies, including Stoughton Hospital. Stoughton Hospital’s home health consistently out ranks Wisconsin and National averages. To view Stoughton Hospital’s results or compare us against other local home health agencies, please go to the Home Health Compare link on the http://www.Medicare.gov/ Website. HHCAHPS Survey results are updated each calendar year quarter and published on Home Health Compare.