o help support the continuing healthcare needs of Winthrop�s patients once their
hospital stay is over, Winthrop�s Home Health Agency provides a range of services for patients in their homes.
Even before discharge, Winthrop staff members help families to plan for the patient�s post-hospital requirements. Each case is handled individually, with the family�s specific needs, resources, and limitations taken into consideration.
...home care can allow [patients] to maintain their independence and quality of life within their homes, while they recuperate or manage a chronic condition.�
Those who can benefit from Winthrop�s Home Health Agency have the advantage of a seamless
continuum of care for their post-hospital needs. Among the services provided in patients� homes
are skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, home health aides, durable medical equipment, supplies, and laboratory work, among others.
�Patients with a variety of diagnoses may receive some home care services after discharge from the Hospital,� said Anne Calvo, BSN, MPS, Administrator, Winthrop Home Care. �We often care for patients who have undergone open heart surgery, hip or knee replacements, or mastectomy, as well as those with chronic conditions such as congestive heart
failure, pulmonary disease, or diabetes.�
Winthrop Home Health Agency also provides
in-home care for maternity and pediatric patients. Children may also need either short term or even long term care. Comprehensive services, including nursing, rehabilitation, and social work are also available to the pediatric population. Maternity patients may receive antepartum and postpartum services.
When the need for home care services is open-ended, patients may be eligible for Winthrop�s Long Term Home Health Care Program. Known as the �nursing home without walls,� long term care offers an alternative to people who would otherwise require placement in a health-related facility or skilled nursing home.
Anne Calvo, BSN, MPS, Administrator, Winthrop Home Care.
Long term home health care could also include respiratory therapy, nutritional planning, housekeepers, personal care aides, and specialized services such as home maintenance and emergency alarm response, among others.
�There are criteria for patients wishing to receive home care services,� stated Ms. Calvo. �Primarily, their home must be a suitable environment in which to receive care, and they must have a physician who can be consulted. However, for those who qualify, home care can allow them to maintain their independence and quality of life within their homes, while they recuperate or manage a chronic condition.�
Additionally, Winthrop maintains a licensed home care agency, All Island Home Care, which provides nursing, home health aides, homemakers, and housekeeping services to clients who may wish to pay privately for services rather than through third-party reimbursement.
For additional information on any of these options, call (516) 663-8000.