Comforting Care at Home

Catholic Health Home Care services provide patients in Suffolk, Nassau and Queens counties with the support they or a loved one needs to recover from a recent illness or surgery after returning home from the hospital. Care is directed by a physician and provided by a team of specialists with a wide range of expertise and training.

    Your First Home Care Visit

    A Catholic Health Home Care transition nurse will explain your care plan before hospital discharge. Once you return home, your nurse or therapist will call to schedule a time for your first home care visit. The initial appointment typically takes about two hours to complete. It includes:

    • A guided tour around your immediate living area to offer suggestions and education about ways to improve your safety at home.
    • Evaluation and assessment of your current health to further determine your care needs.
    • Identification of your physical strengths and weaknesses to develop a starting point from which your progress is measured.
    • Instruction on fall prevention, emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
    • Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) to fulfill Medicare and Medicaid requirements, if applicable.
    • Review of all your medications, including over-the-counter medication and dietary supplements.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you are covered under Medicare part A benefits, Catholic Health Home Care services may be available at no cost to you. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid, No Fault and Workmen’s Compensation.

    You are responsible for full payment of any and all co-payments, deductibles and services that are not covered by your insurance plan or financial assistance resources. If you have financial difficulties related to your home health care needs, our social workers can help identify resources that offer assistance.

    We contact you before home visits to ensure the timing is convenient for you and your family.

    Catholic Health Home Care operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. We always have a nurse on call to answer your questions and assist with any care issues you may have.

    Each patient’s situation is unique and it may change as care continues. Talk to your physician about your treatment plan and its timing to better understand your care options.

    Services We Offer

    • Behavioral health
    • Counseling and long-term planning
    • Disease and pain management
    • Fall prevention and balance treatment
    • Infusion services
    • Medication management and education
    • Palliative care
    • Pastoral care
    • Patient education to promote self-management
    • Physical, occupational and speech-language therapy
    • Referrals and education for community resources
    • Skilled nursing
    • Telehealth monitoring
    • Wound care