Our home health agency provides skilled care and in-home assistance from nurses, therapists and others. We work together to help you achieve your health goals.
Who are the Home Health clinicians?
Skilled nurses assess patient's needs after a hospital or nursing home stay, address changing medical conditions, provide skilled nursing treatments such as IV therapy, wound care, and medication management, educate patients on health management and treatment and coordinate patient care with other services.
Physical therapists assess and treat patients who have problems with mobility, falls, home safety issues and/or training needs with new equipment.
Occupational therapists assess and treat patients who need cognitive testing or help with daily living skills, such as dressing, bathing and homemaking.
Speech and language pathologists evaluate and treat speech and swallowing issues.
Social workers evaluate and counsel on social, emotional and economic needs related to medical problems.
Home health aides assist patients with bathing, hygiene and personal care during a skilled home health episode.
Intake nurses can be reached seven days per week at (608) 203-2273 to make a referral. The intake nurses interpret the home health coverage criteria and verify coverage. Most private insurance plans, Medicare and Medical Assistance provide coverage for skilled home health agency visits for eligible patients.
Hours of service
The UW Health Care Direct Home Health Agency business hours are 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
On-call clinicians are available 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
Routine skilled nursing visits are provided 8am-10pm, seven days per week.
Aide services are available 8am-4:30pm, seven days per week.
Therapy services are available 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, with limited physical therapy services available on Saturdays and Sundays for prioritized situations.
Social work services are available three to five days per week between Monday and Friday 8am-4:30pm.