Accredited by the Joint Commission and Medicare, Penn Medicine Home Health provides skilled nursing services, rehabilitation therapies, home health aides and other supportive services to all eligible patients in Penn Medicine's Pennsylvania service area. Our specialties include care of cardiology, oncology, neurology, and diabetes patients.
Our nurses and therapists undergo extensive home health care training, an annual competencies review, as well as professional development, a clinical advancement program and lifelong learning on the most cutting-edge clinical procedures. With an in-house education department, we bring a dedication to educational preeminence and exceptional quality.
Our services include:
- Skilled nursing
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Medical social services
- Certified home health aides
- IV therapy
Specialized programs include:
- Joint replacement rehabilitation
- Surgical spine rehabilitation
- Heart failure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Wound and ostomy care
- Enterostomal therapy
Social Workers at Home
In addition to the above therapies, Penn Medicine Home Health also provides social workers to patients requiring additional care and resources. Our social workers assess and support the individualized needs of each patient and family, ensuring they have access to the information, care, and resources they need.
Follow Up Care a Top Priority
Although rehabilitation at home is more comfortable and less stressful than rehabilitation in a hospital or outpatient facility, we understand patients needing care may still have questions and concerns. Our staff will contact a referred patient as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and make sure all their questions are answered.
Patient Education and Empowerment
Penn Medicine Home Health care teams provide patients and their caregivers with the tools they need to perform rehabilitative procedures correctly, make appropriate lifestyle changes and provide proper care for their loved one. Our goal is to help patients recover as safely and quickly as possible, supporting independence as their conditions improve.
Additionally, our home health experts focus on medication education and adherence, promoting safety in the home and limiting unnecessary hospital and emergency room visits. We focus on each patient’s individual care plan to ensure medication compliance. Our team partners with the patient and his/her doctor to make sure the plan of care is efficiently implemented, expediting patient recovery and ensuring safety.