St. Joe’s home care to expand in Madison, Oneida

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care, a leading force in home health, is expanding into Oneida and Madison counties, bringing much-needed quality home care services to residents in those areas.

Oneida and Madison counties cover a total of 1,919 square miles. Home care services are seriously lacking in the rural region, leaving patients underserved, according to a St. Joseph’s news release.

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care’s expansion will extend service from the hospital, clinics and physician offices to the home setting, allowing for a safe transition home following a procedure or illness.

“There is an ever-increasing demand for quality homecare services that allow people to recover in the comfort of their own home and prevent re-hospitalizations,” said Michelle Eymer, director of patient services for St. Joseph’s Health Home Care. “Our staff is committed to promoting health, managing disease and providing compassionate care to all the patients we serve.”

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care sets the standard for highly skilled care by providing an array of services including skilled nursing, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitation, social work and home health aides. With this expansion, St. Joseph’s will increase job opportunities in the community. The interview process has already begun for nurses and once they’re hired, recruiting will begin for other disciplines. The number of jobs will grow as patient numbers grow.

“We are looking for devoted, high-caliber employees who want to use their clinical expertise to improve the quality of life for patients,” Eymer said. “Our goal is to allow patients to reach their optimum level of health and function.”