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Your Home Care Network The two sponsoring hospitals, one a Catholic hospital, the other non-Catholic, with differing philosophies, and from two different counties, recognized the need to provide quality health care in home of patients and residents of their communities; their hard work and spirit of cooperation resulted in establishing Community Health Center. Community Health Center offers many types of RN jobs.

If you live in the Albany or Saratoga Springs area, be sure to check out the RN jobs that are currently available. CHC has grown to become one of the largest home health care agencies in the Capital District Area. CHC offers a full range of in-home health care services. Competent, professional staff is dedicated to bring quality, compassionate, and patient-centered home health care to residents of Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, Schoharie, and Warren Counties.

You can get a great sense of CHC's values as an agency by watching one of our caregivers enter a patient's home. There is always a polite knock at the door, then a smile, a warm greeting, and a respectful dialogue about how the resident is doing as a patient - and as a person.
Highlights

read more › The time period between Saturday evening and Sunday morning is currently being forcasted as having the highest potential for the heaviest snowfall, with rates expected to reach 1-2 inches per hour. Northwest winds will increase on Sunday as frigid, arctic air overtakes the area. In addition to blowing and drifting snow, dangerously cold wind chills in the teens to 20's below zero are possible through the weekend. Thank you to our CHC staff, and all the first responders in our area for keeping our community safe!

read more › It's very simple! Just give CHC a call. We will contact your doctor and help work out the details. You can also ask your physician to refer yourself or a loved one to Community Health Center. Either way, services will soon be coordinated between CHC and the doctor for the most comprehensive home care available in the 7 counties we serve. The majority of CHC services are overseen by a nursing supervisor, under your doctor's plan of care. CHC is like an extension of your physician's office, as they approve all care given to you by CHC.

read more › All services provided by Community Health Center are under the supervision of your doctor, who orders and plans your care at home. CHC directly bills Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance on your behalf. Home health care services that may be covered by Medicare and Medicaid include skilled nursing care; home health aides; rehabilitative physical, speech and occupational therapies; social work services; and medical equipment and supplies. Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).

read more › Through our Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) and the Certified Home Health Care Program, CHC can help patients with more short-term needs. Registered Professional Nurse case managers directly supervise services provided and coordinate other services based on physician's orders, patient needs, and risk assessment. Someone who is high risk due to physical or cognitive impairment; complex medical needs; those who lack family support; at high risk for repeat hospitalizations.

read more › CHC's Multi-Disciplinary team can guide patients and their families to better manage their health through a patient-centered approach. To ensure continuity of care, CHC will assist in connecting you with physicians and other community service programs to meet both your healthcare and personal needs. Our highly professional and compassionate staff is here to assist patients with chronic diseases and health conditions such as Diabetes, CHF, COPD, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's' disease, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia, and others.

read more › The NHTD program is a New York State Medicaid Waiver program that offers individuals with disabilities and seniors who are eligible for nursing home placement to receive services in their home and community. This option allows for a greater quality of care in the least restrictive setting possible. Seniors will receive appropriate homecare services permitting them to live in the most appropriate, least restrictive setting, which is usually their homes rather than an institution. The NHTD program is targeted at individuals either already in nursing homes and wanting to return to their community, or those being considered for nursing home placement but who would prefer to avoid institutional care and remain in their own homes.

read more › Often after surgery, joint replacements, fall, or stroke; therapists teach how to prevent falls in the home, and the physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapists will help you adapt to your home environment. Physical Therapy (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, and range of motion before finally advancing to other exercises that improve strength, balance, coordination, and endurance.

read more › Specialized nurses bring state of the art wound products together with up-to-date methods of treatment. A wound care nurse works with a patient's homecare team to monitor a variety of wounds and the healing process. Assessing, evaluating and identifying patients who are at risk or need treatment for: pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, and other trama. Teaching patients and their caregivers to care for their wounds and how to change a dressing.

read more › CHC takes the patient experience very seriously. Providing patient-centered care is the only way to ensure that the services being provided are helping the patient to get back on their feet. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in 2015 that home health care agencies will be included in the 5 star rating program, which is intended to help consumers compare the quality and safety of care they should expect from U.S. healthcare providers. The measure should apply to a substantial proportion of home health patients and have sufficient data to report for a majority of home health agencies.

read more › Home health care provides medical treatment for an illness or injury, with the goal of helping you recover, regain your independence and become as self-sufficient as possible. CHC offers short-term, intermittent health care services such as skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. My doctor is ordering home health care for me; can I request Community Health Center (CHC) by name?. Absolutely, and we'd be honored to care for you or your loved one.

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