Home Health

When suffering from a new or chronic medical condition or setback, leaving home to receive necessary medical care can be a challenge.  The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus Home Health offers in-home skilled nursing and other medical care services to reduce the need for frequent doctor’s office visits and avoid lengthy hospital stays.

Serving Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties, we provide home health management though a truly coordinated care approach allowing you or your loved one to be happier and more at ease while at home. We are a state-licensed, Joint Commission accredited and Medicare certified program and provide the very best care to our patients.

Our experienced health care team includes:

• Care coordinator

• Skilled nursing

• Physical, occupational and speech therapists

• Medical social services

• Home health aides

We help patients remain in their homes by educating and providing skilled care including, but not limited to:

  • Home IV therapy
  • Medication management and reconciliation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Ostomy and continence nursing
  • Advanced wound care including negative pressure wound therapy
  • Postsurgical care, including bariatric, cardiac and transplant patients
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
    • Joint replacement rehabilitation
    • Strength and balance training
    • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Big and Loud therapy for Parkinson’s patients
    • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) 
    • Speech, language, voice and swallowing evaluation and treatment
  • Medical equipment recommendation and energy conservation
  • Dietary consultation
  • Maternity follow-up
  • Social support services
  • Respiratory consultation

 

In addition to traditional home health services, we are trained in the following advanced treatments to provide an even greater level of care to our patients.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM is a manual therapy performed by our specially trained therapists on soft tissues of the body. The therapist uses a set of specifically designed hand-held instruments to break down scar tissue and fascial adhesions in soft tissues brought on by surgeries, injuries and overuse of muscles. The treatment is effective in reducing pain, loosening muscles and speeding up the healing process in injuries.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) Big and Loud Therapy

LSVT® Big and Loud Therapy is an effective therapy program meant to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by improving their ability to move and speak. It is a specialized one-on-one treatment approach completed by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists who are certified in the therapy approach.

Chronic disease management

Working with you and your primary care physician, our knowledgeable nurses help manage symptoms of your disease by developing an individualized plan and providing education on new or changed medications.    

Intense wound care

Our nurses are trained to manage advanced wound care treatments, including wound VACs (vacuum-assisted closures). Our specialized care improves patient comfort and improves healing time of chronic or hard to heal wounds. We work closely with our wound care specialists at Advanced Wound Center to provide our patients with the best outcomes.

 

Home health care coverage and eligibility

We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Under traditional Medicare, home health services are covered at 100% when eligibility is met. Medicaid or private insurance may completely or partially pay for home health services.

Requirements for coverage may vary for each payor; however, generally the following criteria must be met:

• Home health services have been ordered by your physician.

• You need at least one of the following services: intermittent skilled nursing, physical, speech or occupational therapy.

• You have difficulty leaving your home without help or it is a major effort.

 

 If you have additional questions, we are happy to discuss your specific case with you and verify your benefits at 785-295-8240.

 

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For more information, please call:
785-295-8240

A nurse is on call and available to patients 24/7.


Location:
1915 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.