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Home Health Services
Home Care for All Ages
Johns Hopkins Home Health Services knows that, in some cases, healing at home with loved ones is the best option. That’s why we offer and educate you on a variety of home health services that allow you to leave the hospital and continue necessary treatment where you’re most comfortable.
The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is recognized as a HomeCare Elite award winner, putting us in the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in home health performance measures.
Measuring the Home Health Care Patient Experience
Quality home care is critical to ensuring patients continue to receive treatment after a hospital stay for medical conditions that may require it. Effective communication and compassionate care from home health providers ensures patients and families understand how to manage their health condition, which can help to prevent a hospital readmission.
Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey is designed to measure how often key components of home health care happen. Prospective home health care patients and families can use HHCAHPS survey results to objectively compare other patient perspectives on communication quality, communication frequency and overall experience.
Learn more about the home health care patient experience and HHCAHPS.
Home Health Compare is a resource that provides home health agency performance in a variety of ways, including its own star rating measures, as well as data from HHCAHPS. Learn more on the latest quality data from Home Health Compare.
Expectations of Home Care
You have the right to:
- Receive high-quality care.
- Be educated about your role and your family’s role in managing pain when appropriate, as well as potential limitations and side effects of pain treatments.
- Be admitted only if we can provide the care you need. A qualified staff member will assess your needs. If you require care or services that we do not have the resources to provide, we will inform you and refer you to alternate services if available, or we will admit you, but only after explaining our limitations and the lack of a suitable alternative.
- Receive emergency instructions and be told what to do in case of an emergency.
Learn more about care plan oversight billing.
Home Health Services Offerings
Johns Hopkins Health Services offerings include:
We provide one-on-one teaching to those with congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who have had heart attacks or surgery, or who require intravenous medications. The goal is to help cardiac patients and their caregivers manage medications, diet and other aspects of treatment and avoid hospitalization.
Registered nurses trained in diabetes education monitor patients’ health and help them and their families manage diabetes in order to have a full and active lifestyle.
Helping elderly patients remain in their homes, our team of specialists can provide skilled home care services to older adults, with special attention paid to the needs and concerns of the medically frail.
Ostomy, Wound Care and Continence Management
Patients and families can call our specialty team for training and assistance in tasks such as changing ostomy bags, dressing wounds and performing self-catheterization. Registered nurses with advanced certification have knowledge of the latest treatments and products, and they are available to consult with patients and their physicians.
Licensed therapists and therapy assistants provide physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to treat patients that have lost function due to illness or injury. The rehab programs are individualized with focus on home safety and fall prevention. Our team works with our medical equipment, pharmacies and other clinical experts to help patients become as independent as possible.
Contact Johns Hopkins Health Services division by calling 410-288-8100 or toll free at 800-288-8864.