With increasing numbers of measles cases being reported nationally and in Indiana, Franciscan Health is proactively implementing temporary visitor restrictions in some units at its Indiana and Illinois hospitals.
Since 1913, Franciscan VNS has been taking care of our local community in their homes. Home care is funded through a number of sources, including Medicare, Medicaid and commerical insurers. The Franciscan VNS team is still the first choice in the field.
Our home care professionals bring commitment and compassion to the care of their patients. After a rigorous screening process that ensures only the most qualified have been selected, the Franciscan VNS team members receive ongoing training on the latest medical technologies and care techniques. The result is superior home health care services from the finest providers in the profession.
Our staff is highly qualified to provide Franciscan Health's world-class evidenced-based care in your home. We offer a wide range of services, including:
Skilled nursing care
Social work services
Infusion (IV) therapy
Wound care with specially trained nurses
Home health aides
TeleHealth and Coaching programs
Telehealth units are small devices, including touch-screen tablets,used to collect health information while in the comfort of home. Voice, text, and video prompts guide the user through the simple three-minute process of collecting their vital signs (heart rate, weight, blood pressure, etc.) and answers to patient specific yes/no questions.
The data is automatically sent to our agency via a secure cellular connection for clinical review and trending. If the data collected indicates a need for intervention or if the patient fails to collect their vital signs when prompted, our clinical staff takes appropriate action. Daily monitoring allows us to detect even small changes in health status, preventing a chronic condition or an acute episode from escalating into something more serious.
A nationally certified RN Health Coach will visit the patient in the hospital or their home to discuss the benefits of the program and to identify potential patient needs. A plan is developed and then an additional home visit(s) scheduled to help implement the plan. The Coach’s primary role is to empower the patient or caregiver to assert a more active role intheir health care and to develop lasting self-management skills. Coaches encourage patients to keep their own Personal Health Record of information, aid patients in managing a daily medication regimen, provide diseaseand life style specific education and answer any questions regarding the doctor’s instructions.
Children Cope with Divorce
Children Cope with Divorce is a one-time, four-hour educational program for parents experiencing divorce, separation or change of custody. Offered under the leadership of Franciscan VNS, it provides support and encouragement to the parents, with an emphasis on the needs of involved children.
Topics covered include:
How families experience divorce
Typical reactions of children
Developmental needs of children
Pitfalls to avoid
Trained, professional co-facilitators lead each seminar.
Are you looking for an opportunity to join the premier home care and hospice care provider in Indiana? If so, we want you to join our team at Franciscan VNS Home Care and Hospice Care!
We will be hosting “ONTHESPOT Thursdays” every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The events feature: • ONTHESPOT interviews • ONTHESPOT job offers for top candidates • ONTHESPOT opportunities to meet current team members
We have current openings for: • RNs and LPNs • Social work • Physical therapy • Occupational therapy • Speech therapy • Home health aides
There is no registration required for these events. Interviews will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a copy of your resume and references.
Franciscan VNS Home Care and Hospice Care 1300 Albany Street Beech Grove, IN 46107 For more information, please call (317) 782-7200.