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Franciscan Health Rensselaer


Franciscan Home Care

The goal of this department is to provide a full range of quality home health care services to people of all ages. Franciscan Home Care is designed to promote healing, minimize the effect of illness or injury and encourage the independence of the individual. Franciscan Health Rensselaer 's home care services provides care to Kentland, Morocco, Lake Village, Sumava Resorts, Thayer, Roselawn, Mt Ayr, Goodland, Brook, Remington, Wolcott, Monon, Fransceville, Medaryville, Rensselaer, Wheatfield, Teft, DeMotte and Roselawn.


Advantages of Franciscan Home Care

Home health care means you have all the comforts of your own home with the convenience of a professional staff to help with medical and physical needs.


Referrals and Eligibility

To be eligible for Franciscan Home Care services, the patient must be confined to the home and need skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis. A physician's orders must be received before services can begin. There are no restrictions due to age, race, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.



The hospital's home health care program is licensed by the State of Indiana and certified for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Program representatives are available to explain fees.


Services Available


Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses

Intravenous Therapy


Sterile Dressing Changes

Decubitus Care

Ostomy Care

Laboratory Collections

Skilled Observation and Evaluation

Education Related to Self Care and The Disease Process

Mother and Baby Postpartum Visits


Rehabilitation services supervised by a Licensed Physical Therapist.

Therapeutic Exercise

Gait Training

Teaching Related to Exercise Program

Transfer Training


Rehabilitation services supervised by a certified Occupational Therapist.

Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Training

Architectural barriers assessment/environmental safety needs

Motor, perceptual and sensory re-education

Assistive device training

Splint fabrication


Rehabilitation services supervised by a Licensed Speech Pathologist. Therapy is provided for individuals who experience difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

Word Finding/Naming

Understanding Words







Supervised by a Registered Nurse

Personal Hygiene


Assistance with ADL's




Medical Social Workers are available to help with the social, financial and emotional problems of our home care patients and their families.

Provide information on community and financial resources that are available.

Assist patients in adapting to a loss of independence.

Help patients and families understand the emotional overtones that accompany illness.

Help patients cope with social, mental and emotional factors related to illness.

We also offer the following services:
Extended Hours Service, Hospice, and Home Infusion Therapy.

If your family is facing the demanding challenge of giving care to a friend or family member, the following links will contain valuable information for you in dealing with this situation. Click here for the Family Caregiver's Help Center.

Click here for Family Caregiving 101.


End of Life Choices

You can be prepared for potential medical crisis by taking steps today that ensure your participation in future health care decisions. End-of-life decision making is all about talking - talking to your loved ones about your health care preferences; talking to your physician about your options so that you can make informed decisions. Talking before a crisis can help you and your loved ones prepare for any difficult decision related to health care at the end of life.

In Indiana, you can make and write down your own decisions about your future medical treatment if you wish. Or, you can appoint a person you choose to make these decisions for you when you are not able to do so. You can do these things by having what is called "Advance Directives."

More information about end of life choices can be found at Partnership for Caring. If you would like to download Indiana specific advance directive forms, click on the following link: Forms.


Blood Pressure Clinics

Brook - Methodist Church/ Christian Church (alternating with Brook Senior Citizens)
2nd Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Goodland - Nutrition Site
1st Wednesday, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Roselawn - "Generations"
1st Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Rensselaer - Library
2nd Wednesday, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Newton County Council on Aging (Morocco)
2nd Monday, 10:00 am - 10:30 am


Learning to Live Again

Learning to Live Again is a six-week bereavement support group to assist people through the stages of grief. Classes take place in the Medical Outreach Building, just west of Franciscan Health Rensselaer , in the Home Health Care Conference Room. All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. C.S.T. A light supper is provided. Learning to Live Again is sponsored by Franciscan Health Rensselaer Home Health Care & Hospice and is offered at least twice each year. Class size is limited. For more information, please contact HHC & Hospice at (219) 866-5141, extension 2162. The following sessions are offered:

Understanding Grief

Anger, Guilt, & Fear

Faith, Death, & Spirituality

Role Changes & Stress

Where Do I Go From Here?



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