Evergreen At Home - Home Health
Evergreen At Home (EAH) - Home Health provides skilled nursing, therapy and social work services in your home.
Physician's Home Health Referral
Possibilities include (with a physician's order):
- Provided or supervised by a registered nurse as directed by a physician. A registered nurse will teach, assess and monitor medical conditions. Nurses can provide wound care, catheter care, ostomy care and IV care.
Therapy services in your home
- Physical Therapy - improves strength, range of motion and endurance
- Occupational Therapy- promotes independence with bathing, dressing and memory issues
- Speech Therapy - assists with communication, swallowing, and related functional limitations
Evergreen At Home - Home Health is licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Quality Assurance and is accredited/deemed by The Joint Commission.
Service is provided to those living in the following counties:
Winnebago, Waupaca, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Calumet,
Green Lake, Waushara, Sheboygan, and Marquette.
Payment options include:
- Private Pay
- Insurance such as Network and Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield
Q: Who needs home health care?
A: A variety of patients at a variety of ages with a variety of medical conditions may qualify for home health care. For example:
- Older Americans who have chronic health problems, with recent exacerbation of symptoms or symptoms not well controlled, who are at high risk for hospitalization.
- Patients of all ages who return home after surgery, and need therapy and nursing services to return to their prior level of functioning.
- Patients who have complex treatments that require use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring.
- Mothers and newborns, home from the hospital after 24 or 48 hours who are in need of further education, support and clinical assessment skills of a trained nurse.
- Mentally ill adults who need support to remain in the mainstream of their community
Q: What kind of medical conditions does Evergreen Home Health treat?
A: Generally, any recent exacerbation of a chronic condition will trigger Home Health services, such as a recent hospitalization. Some common medical conditions Evergreen Home Health treats are:
- heart disease
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- pain management
- wound care
- chronic kidney disease
- psychiatric services
Q: What is Home Health Care?
A: The goal of Evergreen Home Health care is to treat an illness or injury help you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible through:
- Professional nursing: Nursing services provided skilled assessment, hands on care, and teaching/education.
- Professional therapy: Therapists providing skilled assessment, hands on treatments, and teaching/education.
- Professional Social Worker: Social worker who provides assistance with community resources, advance directive assistance, and counseling.
Evergreen Home Health Care IS NOT:
- 24-hour-a-day care at home
- Meals delivered to your home
- Homemaker services
- Personal care (custodial care)
Q: What should I expect from my home health care?
A: Evergreen Home Health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury.
- Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, the home health agency will schedule an appointment and come to your home to talk to you about your needs and ask you some questions about your health.
- The home health agency staff will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress.
- It’s important that home health staff see you as often as the doctor ordered.
- Examples of what the home health staff should do include:
- Check what you’re eating and drinking.
- Check your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
- Check that you’re taking your prescription and other drugs and any treatments correctly.
- Ask if you’re having pain.
- Check your safety in the home.
- Teach you about your care so you can take care of yourself.
- Coordinate your care. This means they must communicate regularly with you, your doctor, and anyone else who gives you care.
The agencies listed here have information on community services, (like home-delivered meals and rides to appointments). You can also get help making long-term care decisions. Ask the staff in your health care setting for more information.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Help older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. To find the AAA or ADRC in your area, visit the Eldercare Locator at Medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-677-1116.
Provides information and support to caregivers of people with Medicare. Visit https://www.medicare.gov/
Or download the Medicare and Home Health Care (PDF) - https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10969.pdf
This booklet has important information about the following: Who is eligible.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program
Advocate for and promote the rights of residents in LTC facilities. Visit http://ltcombudsman.org/
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Programs
Work with seniors to protect themselves from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse. To find a local SMP program, visit http://www.smpresource.org/
Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
Help people with disabilities live independently. For a state-by-state directory of CILs, visit http://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
State Technology Assistance Project
Has information on medical equipment and other assistive technology. Visit resna.org, or call 1-703-524-6686 to get the contact information in your state.
National Long-Term Care Clearinghouse
Provides information and resources to plan for your long-term care needs. Visit longtermcare.gov.
National Council on Aging
Provides information about programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more. Visit benefitscheckup.org.
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs)
Offer counseling on health insurance and programs for people with limited income. Also help with claims, billing, and appeals. Visit shiptacenter.org, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get your SHIP’s phone number. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. To find your local office, visit Medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
Winnebago County Aging and Disability Resource Center
For further information contact:
Call us: 920-237-6242
or Fax: 920-966-0334
Meet our Nurses:
Shawn Loskot, EAH RN Coordinator
1125 North Westfield Street
Oshkosh WI 54902
Phone (920) 237-6205
Fax (920) 966-0334
Evergreen Home Health Registered Nurse
Evergreen Home Health Registered Nurse
Meet our Therapists:
Lori Schaetz, OTR
Jenell Hanko, COTA
Karen Kaempffe, PT
Viann Zipperer, PTA
Anne Harrmann, OTR
Debbie Dorn, Rehab Aide