February 2018

 

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Home Health United is now SSM Health at Home

Our new name and look were unveiled September 18, 2017, at a ceremony attended by company leaders and members of the community at our West Madison location.

Learn more about our rebrand and what it means for our patients and their families.


High-quality hospice care impacts patients’ quality of life

Hospice is about choice. The choice to receive the kind of care you want where you are. The choice to spend your time surrounded by the people you love in the place you want to be. The choice to live your best quality of life.

Choosing SSM Health at Home for hospice care can help make that happen. How?

We listen to our patients and their families, asking about treatment preferences and tailoring their plan of care to their needs. Every person, every journey is unique, and so is the care we provide.

We know patients and families need more than physical care. They need emotional and spiritual support. We want every patient to know their beliefs and values are as important to us as they are to them.

Most people want to stay at home. We help to make that happen by supporting patients and their caregivers throughout the process.

At admission, staff makes a thorough assessment and continues to monitor the patient, managing symptoms, pain and stress so the patient remains comfortable. Caregivers know their loved one is comfortable, and most importantly our care helps allow the patient to stay at home.

We know that thinking about hospice can be overwhelming, but the sooner a patient is admitted, the sooner our team of experts can begin providing support. We are here to help, listening to your concerns and working with you to find the care you or your loved one need. At SSM Health at Home, our goal is to help our hospice patients achieve the best quality of life possible.

Contact us to find out more about how we can be there for you. Call 877-356-4514 or contact us online.


Korean War Veteran honored by SSM Health at Home

On December 27, 2017, SSM Health at Home honored hospice patient Donald Bobb for his service to our nation. Family including his wife Barbara, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered at All Saints Assisted Living in Madison to watch as SSM Health at Home Spiritual Counselor Sister Georgeann Roudebush led a Veteran Pinning Ceremony.

“This ceremony is important to the whole family, especially for the grandchildren to realize what their grandfather sacrificed for them.”

Read more about Donald’s story and the specialized care SSM Health at Home offers to patients with military service.


SSM Health at Home helps keep people SAFE at Home

Check out how our program is helping seniors living in Dane County live falls free at home.

Learn more about how SAFE at Home can help you reduce your fall risk and maintain your independence.


Do you have concerns about a loved one’s health care needs?

While you were home for the holidays did you notice a loved one was having some difficulty? While everyone slows down a little bit with age, there are things to look out for that can indicate there is something more than just simply getting older going on.

If things you saw during your holiday visit have you concerned it is important to evaluate the situation and look into services and resources that can help.

Check out a handy checklist of care and support need indicators, as well as services that may be able to assist you and your loved one.

Not sure where to start? SSM Health at Home offers informational visits to go over care needs and eligibility for services and resources that can keep you or your loved one as safe and independent as possible at home. Call 1-800-924-2273 or click to request an Informational Visit today.


Camp GLOW 2018

While everyone grieves the loss of a loved one, children are unique in that they experience and show their grief in completely different ways than adults. In order to help children in the community who may be grieving, SSM Health at Home developed Camp GLOW, a grief support day camp for children ages 6-14 and the grown-ups who love them.
Camp GLOW is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of donors to the Home Health United-Visiting Nurse Service Foundation. Lunch, drinks, and snacks throughout the day are provided.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 877-356-4514, visit our website or email info@hhuvns.org.


Join our crew of volunteers!

Hospice volunteers are needed in both administrative and patient-interactive areas.

Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver mid-day meals, Monday through Friday in Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie.

SAFE at Home volunteers conduct in-home safety assessments for individuals in Dane County aged 60 or older.


Grief Support Groups

We offer grief support groups throughout our service area to anyone in the community who has experienced loss, regardless of whether your loved one was our patient or not.

Groups are offered throughout the year and across our service area. If you would like more information please contact us at 877-356-4514 or visit our website to find a group near you.