Home Care

There is no place like home, especially if you are ill or recovering. The Lakewood Home Care team wants to help keep you in your home, and living as independently and comfortably as possible. Our highly-trained staff care about your medical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Our goal is to help you and your family be healthy, safe, and happy.

OUR SERVICE AREA
We are pleased to be able to offer our Home Care services to anyone living within a 25-mile radius of our Staples, Pillager, and Browerville Clinics. Our service area spans across a significant portion of north-central Minnesota.

YOUR HOME CARE TEAM

  • You
  • Your family and caregivers
  • Your doctor
  • Registered nurses
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Licensed social workers
  • Chaplain

Our home telemonitors are primarily used for patients with heart disease, breathing problems, and high blood pressure. This system reminds patients to take their vitals (blood pressure, oxygen, pulse, weight, etc.), which are electronically transmitted back to our office where a nurse reviews them. By checking these daily, the nurse is able to identify trends and notify the doctor to make changes for the patient before an emergency arises. This system also lets patients be more involved with their own personal care.

Research shows that this new technology - used in combination with periodic nurse visits - can decrease the need for trips to the emergency room, the need to stay in the hospital, and the length of hospital stays.

Our skilled nurses and therapists offer assessment, health education, and observation.  We work closely with your doctor to provide a continuum of care, while helping you reach your health goals.

REHABILITATION
Our rehabilitation team includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.  This caring team works together to improve the overall health and safety of our patients.  They provide services to help improve mobility, function, relieve pain, help prevent choking and maximize independence for our patients.

WOUND CARE
Our skilled nurses visit your home to assess any wounds.  They work closely with our wound and ostomy nurses to help treat and teach correct wound care.  The nurses use quality wound care products to help your wound heal quickly.

INFUSION
Our nurses are trained to teach and guide you and your family through infusion therapy in your home.  Our agency works with your infusion center to make it possible for you to receive your infusions at home.

PALLIATIVE CARE
The goal of palliative care is to offer support for patients and families dealing with advanced illnesses, regardless of whether they choose to receive curative or comfort treatment.  Under this program we offer our interdisciplinary team services including Physician, Skilled Nursing Home Health Aide, Licensed Social Worker, Chaplain, and referrals to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech therapy and Respiratory Therapy. 

HOSPICE CARE
Hospice is not a place.  It’s a philosophy of care.  Our team is dedicated to providing patients with care wherever they consider home: in the home they’ve owned for years, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living facility.  Hospice is tailored to fit the patient’s and family’s unique situations. The goal of hospice with our interdisciplinary team is comfort, and an emphasis is placed on quality of life through terminal illness and death. Our promise to you is to care for body, mind, and spirit.  We promise to provide care that is comforting and compassionate.  We promise to respect patient and family choices.  We promise to be accepting and supportive of patients, wherever they are in life’s journey.

Contact
Home Care-Hospice
218-894-8080
Medical Staff
Hospice Medical Director
Julie Benson, MD
Hours
M-F
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
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