New York-based long-term care provider CenterLight Health System is now providing skilled healthcare services at home with the launch of a new, proprietary home health agency.
CenterLight Certified Home Health Agency will provide short-term care to individuals who need skilled healthcare services within their homes as they recover from an illness or procedure following a hospital stay.
Certified by the New York State Department of Health, the home health addition completes CenterLight’s continuum of care services, which currently include skilled nursing care, rehabilitation care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical supplies and equipment, social work and nutrition.
“Out skilled nurses and rehabilitation specialists provide home-based services that are vital to the recovery of these patients,” stated Florence Marc-Charles, vice president of home care services, in a release. “Greater access to these services keeps our patients safe at home in their communities, close to their families and friends.”
The services of the Certified Home Health Agency begin with an assessment of a patient’s care needs, including physical and mental status, as well as an evaluation of the health and safety of the patient’s home and the caregiver resources available to them.
Under the program, a primary care nurse develops a plan of care in conjunction with the patient’s physician and other clinicians. The final plan is approved by the physician and defines the home care services that will be provided.
“This new offering exemplifies CenterLight’s commitment to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for patients in the New York area,” stated Michael Fassler, president and CEO of CenterLight Health System. “The CHHA helps us provide the highest possible quality, as well as continuity, of care to those entrusted to us.”
CenterLight CHHA will care for patients in the five boroughs of New York City and four neighboring counties, including Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk.
The agency accepts patients covered by Medicaid, Medicare, managed care plans, private insurance and private pay.
Written by Jason Oliva