When you or a loved one needs help with care for an injury or illness, home nursing services can provide peace of mind. At Johns Hopkins Care at Home, our nurses bring skilled care to the comfort of your home.
Our home nursing services are available to people throughout Baltimore City, Washington, D.C., and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. You will need a referral from your provider to get started.
Who can benefit from skilled nursing services at home?
Our home nursing services can help you after you have been discharged from the hospital. You might qualify for skilled nursing if you need help recovering from surgery or a recent hospitalization.
Your doctor or other provider can also make a referral if you have a specific diagnosis that requires skilled care. Some conditions that we often see include:
- Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory conditions
- Heart failure and other heart conditions
- Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions
Our In-Home Nursing Services
Our skilled nursing services not only support you or your loved one, but also reduce stress for your whole family. Nursing services that may be right for you include:
- Care services: Your nurse provides care such as infusions, injections, pain management, wound care, ostomy care and other treatments.
- Health monitoring: At each visit, we assess your health, symptoms and vital signs. We keep a careful eye out for any early symptoms that could lead to hospitalization and provide treatment as necessary.
- Education: We teach you about the condition or injury, treatment, symptoms, side effects and other details.
- Medication assistance: We can help you set up a pill box or other system to help ensure that you take medications at the right time and in the right dose.
- Fall risk assessment: We evaluate your environment and other factors to recommend ways to prevent falls and keep you safe.
To learn more about our program and how we can help you:
Why choose Johns Hopkins Care at Home for nursing?
Our skilled nursing services help you or your loved one recover safely at home and avoid future hospital stays. Highlights of our home nursing care include:
Expert, registered nurses
All our home health nurses have extensive experience caring for hospitalized patients, and many have a background in critical care. Our nurses have professional licenses and certifications in areas such as wound care and ostomy care. We provide ongoing training to help them continue building their skills.
With Johns Hopkins Care at Home, you have access to a team of health care providers from several fields of medicine, including nursing, social work, nutrition, and rehab services. Our providers work together to develop a care plan tailored to your needs. The team meets regularly to review progress, adjusting the care plan as needed.
Dedication to quality and safety
Our home health care program — including skilled nursing services — has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, an organization whose recognition shows that our dedication to patient care meets or exceeds national standards for safety and quality. Our system of quality checks ensures your loved one’s safety for every procedure we provide. See our ratings for quality of patient care at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Nursing Services from Johns Hopkins Care at Home: What to Expect
Our nurses provide compassionate care to help you or your loved one stay safe and independent at home. Here’s what you can expect when you are referred to us:
- An initial in-home assessment: When we receive the referral, we consult with your provider to understand the diagnosis and orders for the first visit. We then schedule a time to meet with you in your home.
- A tailored care plan: We work with the rest of our team to create a personalized care plan based on your health needs and goals. The care plan includes the frequency, number and type of home health visits, which can change over time as we monitor your health.
- Patient and family caregiver support: Our nurses work closely with you to offer education and assistance. We provide you with handouts, many available in multiple languages, and written instructions for self-care. The goal is to help you learn to manage care on your own, when the nurse isn’t there.
- Adjustments to the care plan: Our home health team meets regularly to review your progress and adjust the care plan as needed. With our regular monitoring and thorough education, we help you avoid hospital visits and stay safe at home.