Almost Home Program

Patient-Centered, Transitional Care.

Almost Home ProgramHSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese offers Almost Home, a program that focuses on privacy and convenience, while helping you or a loved one rest easier, heal faster - and make the transition to return home as soon as possible.

When an injury, illness or other medical condition requires additional care, Almost Home offers a specialized environment within our new hospital that can help speed recovery. Each patient also benefits from a highly skilled care team that addresses inner and outer healing in a simulated home environment.

Care team members include a registered nurse, physical/occupational/speech therapist, and a member from our pastoral care department.

This program features:
•    Experience and personal attention that can lead to quicker recuperation
•    All-private patient rooms (bathroom and shower included)
•    No restrictions on visiting hours
•    Around-the-clock nursing, physician and pharmacy availability
•    Room-service meal program for patients and visitors
•    Family inclusion in patient care plan development

For a patient to quality, they must be: 
•    Physically impaired and/or have a medical complication affecting previous level of function
•    Medically stable for the last 24 hours
•    Alert enough to follow directions
•    Willingness to participate in rehab program
•    Able to tolerate intense level of therapy and treatment in rehab program
•    Able to demonstrate improvement in a reasonable amount of time

Our rehabilitation team can provide services to those affected by:
•    Stroke
•    Arthritis
•    Amputation
•    Hip fracture
•    Major surgery
•    Medial illness
•    Joint replacement
•    Neurological disease
•    Non-traumatic brain injury

For more information on our Almost Home program, call (618) 526-5330.