St. John’s Medical Center is now offering home health services in
Sublette County, Wyoming, providing in-home care to patients. In January,
2014, Malenda Hoelscher, administrator of Sublette County Rural Healthcare,
asked St. John's to provide home care and hospice for Sublette County.
Ms. Hoelscher stated, "I am confident that this service will be long
felt, not only in the reduction of readmissions, but in the long-standing
collaborative relationship our counties have enjoyed."
Typical patients requiring home care include those with heart disease,
respiratory illnesses, cancer, orthopaedic injuries, or recent surgeries.
Being treated at home helps prevent unnecessary emergency room visits
and re-admissions. Under the leadership of Joy Bauer, RN, a long-time
St. John's Medical Center nurse and Daisy Award winner, home health
services include skilled nursing care as well as help with daily living
by CNAs (certified nursing assistants). St. John's is working with
ProActive Rehabilitation to provide patients with physical therapy, occupational
therapy, and speech therapy. St. John's accepts Medicare, Medicaid,
insurance, and private pay for home care services. For information on
home care services, please call 739 7431.
Hospice is also offered in Sublette County, providing enhanced care for
patients nearing the end of life as well as support for families and loved
ones. St. John's is seeking volunteers to help with the program. Trainings
for volunteers will be held on all four Saturdays in October. For more
information, please call 307 739 7467.