It’s time to talk: Discussing your healthcare wishes

Joleen Johnson Social Services

Most of us don’t like to think about our health deteriorating, much less talk about it. Do you know what you would like to have happen if you could not care for yourself? Make these decisions easier for your loved ones by talking about them now. If you’re having trouble broaching the subject, consider these […]

Hospital Seeking Hospice Volunteers

hospice-volunteer

The smallest amount of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Hospice patient and their family. Hospice volunteers come from all walks of life — retirees, homemakers, farmers, veterans, business owners, and many others. The one thing they have in common is a desire to help others during end of […]

Recover closer to home

Swing Bed at Redwood Area Hospital

When is Swing Bed the right care for you?  If you are recovering from an acute hospital stay or major surgery, but still need some form of daily skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service, you may be eligible for “Skilled Swing Bed” care under Medicare or “Transitional Care” under private insurance. “The great benefit of […]

Bridging the Gap Between Crisis and Home

Sue Nelson RN Home Care

Recovering after hospitalization and/or surgery can be a challenging transition for patients and their families. Injuries, chronic illness and aging can also make it difficult to live at home safely. “Arriving home with new treatments, such as an I.V., new medications, therapy services, as well as physical and mental limitations, can make home feel not […]

Redwood Area Hospital Home Care Named as a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite

Home Care Elite 2012 logo

Redwood Area Hospital has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are […]