In many cases, a long hospital stay isn't necessary to ensure recovery from an illness or injury. On the other hand, the prospect of taking responsibility for patient care at home can be overwhelming; that is where we can help.
Ascension at Home is a not-for-profit, Medicare/Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations certified agency established to provide professional healthcare in the home to persons of any age with an illness, injury or disability who need help with their healthcare and/or activities of daily living.
Our home care nurses and staff can assist those who are ill or injured to function at their highest level in their own homes. Our nursing staff can help patients avoid unnecessary admission to the hospital or nursing home and provide continuity of nursing care from the hospital to home.
Services are provided by registered nurses under the direction of your personal physician:
- Assessment and Monitoring
- Wound Care Management
- Medication and Diet Instruction
- Diabetic Care and Instruction
- Post-Operative Care
- Pain Management
- Infant and Pediatric Care
- Nursing Support for IV Therapy
- Catheter Placement and Care
- Colostomy and Ileostomy Management
- Cardiac and Respiratory Management
- Laboratory Services
- Patient and Family Education
- Dietary Counseling
- Infant Assessment/Medical Care
- Social Services
- Assessment and evaluation with home situation, financial resources and community resources
Home Care Aids
Personal care services provided by certified home care aides under the supervision of a registered nurse:
- Hair and skin care
- Assistance with Personal Hygiene
- Catheter Care
- Bed Linen Changes
- Light Meal Prep
Physical and occupational therapy
Assessment, evaluation,treatment, exercises
Assessment and Evaluation
Private Duty (TLC) Services
TLC is a private pay program for homemaking and attendant care services including light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, personal care and simple companionship. If you do not qualify for insurance coverage (ie. not home bound), private duty nursing can also be arranged for medication management, assessment, etc.
Cost of Services
Medicare covers servicesfor persons 65 years or older or on disability, who require highly-skilled care.
Medicaid will cover persons eligible for medical assistance based on income guidelines. Private insurance will provide assistance for persons with home health or private duty nursing coverage.
For individuals who do not qualify for the above or who have exhausted any of those forms of reimbursement, private pay arrangements can be made. Fees are based on the person's ability to pay.
No one is denied service due to inability to pay. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg provides financial assistance to individuals in need. Additionally, grants for homemaking and attendant care services are available through the Senior Care Act and Area Agency on Aging programs.
A registered nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Care is prescribed and monitored by each patient's personal physician.