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.
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.
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.
Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses
Sterile Dressing Changes
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.
Teaching Related to Exercise Program
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
Rehabilitation services supervised by a Licensed Speech Pathologist. Therapy is provided for individuals who experience difficulties in one or more of the following areas:
Supervised by a Registered Nurse
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.
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.
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."
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 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 RensselaerHome 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:
Anger, Guilt, & Fear
Faith, Death, & Spirituality
Role Changes & Stress
Where Do I Go From Here?