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Home Care and Hospice

At CHI Health St. Elizabeth, our mission is to provide high quality care for the body, mind and spirit of every person. That mission extends far beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics.

CHI Health at Home provides quality, comprehensive home health care services in the comfort and privacy of a home setting. CHI Health at Home believes the best place for someone to get better, and faster, is in their own home. Home is a place of comfort, a place where we can thrive. Every day, we work to find bold new ways to help our patients stay in their home longer, no matter what health concern they are facing. Our commitment is to provide the best quality and comprehensive home health to the communities we serve by offering unique services dedicated to meeting the total needs of our patients.

CHI Health at Home employs highly qualified clinicians with a passion for providing the highest quality home care to patients. We ensure seamless, coordinated care by working directly with physicians to tailor treatment plans for each patient. We also communicate regularly with your physician regarding your progress and response to treatments.

CHI Health at Home is proud to provide home care and hospice services to Lancaster County, Otoe County, Nemaha County, Cass County, Saline County, Saunder County, and Seward County.

Our home care services provide a unique blend of excellent patient care and support along with the highest level of customer service and superior outcomes. For more information on CHI Health at Home and the services offered, please contact:

CHI Health at Home
Phone: 402.219.7043
Fax: 402.219.7800
Physicians may call in a referral or fax a referral form.

A representative is available 24 hours, seven days a week to accept referrals and answer questions from patients, family members, and caregivers.

 

Home Care 

Our commitment to your health and well-being doesn't end when you leave the hospital or doctor's office. There are times when you may need health care in the comfort of your own home, and CHI Health at Home, is proud to bring high quality, compassionate care to you.

Whether a patient is transitioning home from a hospital or nursing facility stay or is managing a chronic condition, our team ensures patients are safe and they retain their independence in a familiar environment.

CHI Health at Home provides a unique blend of excellent patient care and support along with the highest level of customer service and superior outcomes. Our skilled team consists of:

  • Nurses
  • Private Duty Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Home Health Aides

 

Specialty Programs

In addition to skilled nursing, therapy and personal care services, CHI Health at Home offers many Chronic Care Management programs. The goal of each program is to prevent future exacerbations, reduce emergent care and re-hospitalization, and improve the quality of life for our patients.

Cardio CareLink empowers and assists patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure and their caregivers in the management of their disease process in their home setting, while improving their overall quality of life.

Diabetes CareLink is a comprehensive chronic care management program to provide a consistent therapeutic intervention plan for the treatment of Diabetes, Type I and Type II.

HomeSight Program is designed to help reduce limitations due to visual impairments. Impaired vision is a leading cause of falls and accidents in the home. This program helps patients live more confidently, safely, and independently.

Ortho CareLink is a comprehensive chronic care management program to provide a consistent therapeutic intervention plan for recovery and rehabilitation following a total joint replacement or other orthopedic procedures.

Palliative CareLink is a comprehensive program which utilizes a holistic interdisciplinary approach to enhance quality of life for those patients and family members who are suffering from a chronic or terminal illness.

Skin and Wound CareLink is a comprehensive program that provides a consistent, therapeutic plan for the prevention and healing of wounds.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is home care?
Home care provides individualized skilled care for patients with a medical condition or patients who are recovering from surgery in their own homes.

Who receives this type of care?
Home care is for patients of all ages—from birth to older adult.

When are CHI Health at Home services available?
CHI Health at Home services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Do I need a referral to receive home care services?
Referrals or requests for information may be made by physicians, patients, family members, friends, clergy, and other members of the community.

Who pays for home care services?
Home care services are provided to the insured and uninsured alike. As an approved provider for most insurance companies in Nebraska and Iowa, we work with patients and their families to explain benefits and verify coverage before service begins—billing your insurance company directly to simplify the process and reduce your paperwork.

 

Hospice

Hospice is an approach to health care designed to support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of someone with a life-limiting illness or condition.

Hospice care provides compassionate care and support for those in the last stage of life so they live their life as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. The goal of our hospice care is to give a patient the best quality of life, through physical, spiritual and emotional support that respects the patient’s wishes and ensures peace.

CHI Health at Home is honored to offer hospice services that provide compassionate, end-of-life care for patients – no matter where they call home. As part of our commitment and dedication to serve, we also play a pivotal role in supporting the patient’s family and caregivers during this challenging time.

At a time when exceptional care is needed most, CHI Health at Home employs a team approach to end-of-life care. Our interdisciplinary hospice care team includes:

  • Primary Care Physician
  • Registered Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplain
  • Hospice Volunteers

All of our team members have hospice care experience, undergo stringent personnel assessments, and receive ongoing education. Our goal is to provide comfort and support during this most important and difficult time. For patients, this means giving individualized nursing care, therapy and social services for their physical and emotional well being.

 

Hospice Services

Many patients consider hospice when they have a life expectancy of six months or less. Once a patient and their loved ones have decided to enter into hospice care, our team members work with the patient’s physician and family members to create an individualized plan of care. This may include: 

  • Pain, symptom, and medication management
  • Registered nurse visits
  • On-call nurse
  • Hospice aide visits
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Bereavement support

Hospice Team Visits
Patients eligible for hospice receive intermittent care from our experienced hospice team, wherever they call home. Our clinical team will assess, monitor, and manage a patient’s pain, treat symptoms, and educate loved ones to assist the patient’s care plan. 

A nurse may visit to check on the patient's condition, answer questions, and recommend changes in medication, diet, equipment, or supplies. Depending on the needs of the patient or family, other team member visitors may include nurse aides, a social worker, a chaplain, or a physical or occupational therapist. These professionals can offer important advice and support to family and friends who are delivering day-to-day care. We even have specially trained hospice aids and volunteers who can stay and visit with the patient so family caregivers can take a much-needed break.

Similar to Home Care, our hospice services are available to patients and family members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our dedicated staff and on-call nurses are specially trained to work with hospice patients and family members to provide the critical, around the clock care they may need.

Emotional and Spiritual Support
Serious illness brings up many difficult questions and feelings. As we face the possibility of dying or losing a loved one, we all have fears, worries, and concerns. Our staff has received special training to help patients and their family members address these issues. We even have social workers and non-denominational chaplains to help everyone come to a better understanding of the situation and determine how to meet each others' needs with grace and love.

We know the death of a loved one can be a very difficult time and understand people grieve in different ways and in their own time. As part of our commitment to everyone we serve, we also offer bereavement care and support for the patient’s family for up to 13 months.

Patient and Caregiver Education
Starting with your first hospice care visit, we will work to determine the needs of the patient and their family. In addition to medical care, we will take the time to make sure you and your caregivers understand the plan of care and provide information and education around your disease. Our team understands the day-to-day impact of living with someone with a terminal illness: the symptoms, the side effects of treatment, the likely progression of the illness.

At times like these, patients and their families are faced with many decisions and challenges. Navigating end-of-life care can be extremely emotional and sometimes confusing. Part of the mission at CHI Health at Home is to help patients and loved ones answer questions, find solutions and develop a care plan that preserves comfort and dignity.

Coordination of Care and Services
Part of our hospice care involves coordinating the care and services needed so family and caregivers can concentrate on your loved one's daily needs and do not need to worry about paperwork, shopping for providers, arranging follow up visits, or ordering home medical equipment.

Hospice is a benefit that is 100% covered for eligible patients under Medicare, most state Medicaid plans, and many private insurance plans. Our hospice team members will determine a patient’s benefit coverage, as well as identify any potential out-of-pocket costs.

Our Commitment
Offering comfort, dignity, and quality care to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses is what we do. We are dedicated to each patient and their family by creating a sense of community and comfort through compassionate care.

If you think your family might benefit from the support of our hospice team, please give us a call at 402.219.7043. We would be honored to serve you.

Become a Hospice Volunteer
Hospice volunteers give the gift of themselves by providing support to patients and family members in a myriad of ways. Most of a volunteer’s time involves direct patient support. From providing companionship for the patient, to respite care to family members and vigil programs during the last hours of life, our volunteers give from the heart and touch the lives of others in extraordinary ways.

Many of our volunteers have experienced hospice care through the care a loved one received. With the knowledge of this unique and compassionate act, many people are inspired to give back. Upon joining the CHI Health at Home hospice team, all volunteers go through a detailed orientation to fully realize our mission and cultivate the range of skills needed to help patients and families.

Our hospice team makes a difference in so many lives. To join us as a volunteer, please contact CHI Health at Home at 402.219.7043.

 
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