Supporting independence through education and care.
Community Home Health Services recently won the 2008 Consumers’ Choice Award for Best Home Nursing Service. The Home Health team has also been honored with the Distinguished Award of Excellence from Health Care Excel.
CEO of CHHS, Jessie Westlund, says home care is “committed to patients and their families.”
Working with patients at their homes, the nurses on this team develop special, one-on-one relationships with patients as they guide them toward greater independence through education and care.
Our home care nurses help patients with varied diagnoses, including cardiac and wound issues, joint replacement, COPD, diabetes, and palliative needs using equipment such as cardiac monitors, oximeters, wound vacs, PT/INR machines, and CADD pumps.
Characteristics of outstanding home care nurses include a natural desire for compassion; the ability to work in diverse settings, cultures, and socioeconomic environments; the desire to work independently; strong pain and symptom management skills; as well as strong critical thinking skills.
Community home care nurses appreciate the flexible hours and strong team atmosphere this role presents. It’s also an ideal way to have autonomy while working with one patient at a time.
Education and cross-training opportunities for home care nurses include hospice, infusion nursing, and Life’s Journey at Home.
Exceptional home care experiences
“I’m impressed with both the professionalism and public relations skills. Your staff knows how to put patients at ease and they inspire positive attitudes in patients. They have me thinking more positive than negative.” – Home Care patient
“To begin with, all the Community Home Health Services visiting nurses were great. One nurse stood out. She is very professional and compassionate. She treated my wife with respect and professionalism. She took the time to teach me how to better care for my wife. I felt this was very considerate.” – Spouse of Home Care patient
“We will always be grateful for the care and help we both received. Give our best wishes to the nurse. It was a blessing to have her in our home.” – Home Care patient and family member
“The nurse was a gift from God in my time of need. She cared about me; that was very important to me. You know when people come to you that it is their job. She made it personal. The loving, caring and understanding made it a wonderful experience. If all the medical field conducted their jobs like the Community Home Health Services staff, boy, we would have a lot of love and caring people and doctors!” – Home Care patient