Home health care means exactly what it sounds like – medical care provided in a patient's home. As the Medicare program describes, home health care is unique as a care setting not only because the care is provided in the home, but the care itself is "usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective" as care given in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
At Encompass Health and Encompass Hospice we are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. From inpatient rehabilitation to home-based care, we’re with our patients for every step of their post-acute journey. Our clinical collaboration and cutting-edge treatments ensure patients receive the best care for their needs at all times. We’re proud to say our approach helps patients achieve better outcomes.
Why Encompass Health...
At Encompass Health and Encompass Hospice we keep patients on the road to recovery in their most comfortable environments – their homes. Our team of skilled nursing, medical social work, therapists and home health aides work with patients and their physicians to achieve their recovery goals while leading the industry in lowering hospital readmissions within the first 30 days after discharge.
Many of our agencies have been named “HomeCare Elite,” a national honor awarded to the top 25% of agencies, based on quality care and patient experience. services at 100%.
Our programs and services include:
Medical social work
Home health aides
Balance and fall prevention
Community care program
When it comes to home health, having the right software solutions and resources makes a big difference in patient care. Our state-of-the-art software allows us to provide a superior in-home experience by enabling secure, compliant, reliable and organized communication between patients and their care team. The result is unparalleled care through simple processes and comprehensive information management.
Compassionate and trustworthy care
Our experienced team understands the complexity of issues and feelings that surround hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patient’s quality of life and offer our patients and their loved ones comfort, support and guidance when facing a terminal illness.
Our goal is to provide a sense of dignity and peace for our patients, while controlling pain, minimizing discomfort and managing symptoms. We also prioritize emotional and spiritual needs, guiding our patients and their loved ones through the end-of-life process.
Encompass is known for our distinctive leadership in hospice care. It begins with our medical directors, whose experience in hospice and palliative care provides a reliable resource to our patients’ physicians.
Our physicians help guide our hospice nurses to provide exceptional care when there is no cure.
Our specialized hospice physicians work with primary physicians and other providers across the healthcare continuum to deliver seamless transitions for our patients into hospice care
Comfort and support
We emphasize dignity and peace, controlling pain and other symptoms so the patient can remain as alert and comfortable as possible. Our medical social workers help the family understand and cope with loss; we can also call upon non-denominational chaplains to provide additional spiritual support and grief counseling.
Our hospice nurses have successfully completed our rigorous, six-month training course (also known as the preceptor course) that prepares them to provide quality care while also helping manage the complex journey of a life-limiting illness. In addition, our nurse dir
ectors have earned national certification in this field.
Nursing services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to scheduled visits, we provide care and support on an emergency basis, including crisis care situations to help patients, where possible, avoid having to go to an emergency room.
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