Home Health Care
For comfort and security, there truly is no place like home. That is the premise behind the Mount Sinai at Home award-winning Home Health Care agency operated by a partnership between Amedisys/Contessa Health and Mount Sinai. If you need expert medical care to help you or a loved one, a dedicated team of professionals will bring specialized care and the latest health care technology right into your home. You don’t have to be a patient at Mount Sinai to use Mount Sinai at Home’s services. The Mount Sinai at Home staff cares for infants, children, and adults seven days a week throughout Nassau County and parts of Queens and Suffolk Counties. A registered nurse is available after hours, weekends, and holidays for phone consultation and home visits, when necessary.
You can have confidence in Mount Sinai at Home’s care, whether for yourself or your loved one. The Mount Sinai at Home staff are consistently honored as a top provider by HomeCare Elite™ on their prestigious list of the country’s top 25 percent of home health care agencies. Mount Sinai at Home earned a gold medal in the Home Health Quality Improvement National Go for the Gold campaign. Members of the Mount Sinai at Home staff have been recognized for excellence in nursing as part of a national competition.
Mount Sinai at Home Experts
One of Mount Sinai at Home’s case managers will work closely with you and your physician to coordinate all aspects of your care at home, including visits from specialists and any medical equipment. Mount Sinai at Home’s caregivers include registered nurses, home health aides, and therapists. Mount Sinai at Home staff has training in specialized services, such as rehabilitation after joint replacement, wound care, vestibular rehabilitation, and fall prevention. Mount Sinai at Home patients and their loved ones also have access to a registered nurse who is on call around the clock to answer questions and help if you have an emergency or other urgent need.
Mount Sinai at Home can work directly with you and your family, your physician, other specialists and therapists, hospital or other health care facilities, and insurance companies to develop a personalized home care plan. This helps ensure you have the care you need to live comfortably and safely at home.
Mount Sinai at Home Caregivers include:
Registered nurses who specialize in home health care among various other areas of care. Your registered nurse will take your vitals, and monitor your blood pressure, temperature, and weight. They will administer IV medications, help you take your medications, assist you with pain management, and serve as an advocate for your care.
Home Health Aides assist you or your loved ones with bathing, dressing, eating, and other activities of daily living.
Registered physical, speech, and occupational therapists, many of whom have completed advanced training in their specific areas of service.
Medical social workers are available to assist you and your family with the emotional and social aspects involved in medical care, including health care decisions and long-term planning.
Registered dietitians to guide you through nutrition counseling and medically prescribed diets.
- Short-term home health care
- Care after joint replacement
- Fall prevention consultation and education
- Advanced wound care by certified registered nurses, using negative pressure wound therapy vacuum-assisted closure
- Medication monitoring
- Pain management
- Management of diseases
- Infusion therapy (available through contracted vendor)
- Vestibular rehabilitation to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related conditions
- Skilled training and education for patients and families
- Telehealth monitoring using phone or Internet connections to share health information such as weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation with your caregivers
- Laboratory services, such as blood work, will be arranged through your physician’s office
- Medical supplies and equipment for the home
- Patient Review Instrument assessment, an evaluation for long-term care
Please contact this program to see if Home Health Care is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit