About Catholic Home Care
Catholic Home Care, founded by The Congregation of the Infant Jesus in 1905, is a non-profit, faith-based home health agency certified by the Joint Commission. Catholic Home Care provides care to over 3,000 patients in their homes each day. The Catholic Home Care Team consists of more than 700 professionals, paraprofessionals, and support staff, all working to assure that patients continue to have their home care needs met twenty four hours a day, seven days per week.
Currently covering Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens Counties, Catholic Home Care helps patients following acute illness remain in the setting of choice, their own home. Services offered by Catholic Home Care in the home setting include nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, medical social work, nutritional counseling, home health aides, and pastoral care visits. Providing care to patients of all faiths, Catholic Home Care also offers specialty programs including pediatric and maternal child home care, home infusion services, remote monitoring through telehealth, post orthopedic surgery care, wound management, behavioral health home care, home based pulmonary rehabilitation, and palliative care.
Care is provided through the orders of the patient’s physician or hospitalist, and begins within 24 hours of discharge from the hospital setting. Physician offices can also reach out to obtain home health care for their patients, avoiding the need for hospitalization. In addition, patients discharged from a rehabilitative setting or skilled nursing facility are also able to receive home care services. Most care is covered by insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plans.
Evidenced based protocols are used to provide care and education to patients with chronic illness as well, including diabetes, cardiac disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and neurological conditions including CVA.
The agency has a robust quality program, and is proud of our personalized approach to patient care. Team members collaborate to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient. The family and other critical supports for the patient are supported as well through education and hands on care.
We encourage you to learn more about our program by calling our Intake Team at 631-465-6830.