Focus on Home Care:
Care without Compromise Comes Home

Vol. 10, No. 2
June, 2000

  • Longer-Lasting Implants Used for Total Hip Replacement

  • Brachytherapy Service Expands to New Island Hospital
    Brachytherapy Expertise Benefits Patients at Winthrop�s Affiliate

  • New Technology Reduces Pain of Tonsillectomies

  • Tips for Safe Use of Insect Repellent Containing DEET

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Six-Bed Vascular Stepdown Unit

  • Children�s Health Services Program:
    A Wealth of Information and Referrals

  • Pediatricians on Medical Mission to El Salvador

  • Stereotactic Technology System Expands the Parameters of �What is Operable�

  • Stroke Team Offers the Latest Treatments

  • Team Provides New Seizure Control Procedure for Children

  • MRI Unit Receives Three-Year Accreditation from the American College of Radiology

  • Emergency Department Receives Adelphi University Award

  • Ultra-fast, Multi-slice CT Scanner Installed in Radiology Department

  • Installation of Winthrop�s Auxiliary Officers

  • Lita Reilly Elected Auxilian of the Year

  • Annual Junior Volunteer Awards Ceremony

  • Focus on Home Care:
    Care without Compromise Comes Home

  • In the Swing of Things

  • Child Life Program Expands Hours and Services

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  • To 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.

    Anne Calvo, BSN, MPS, Administrator, Winthrop Home Care.
    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.

    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.

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