Some of us are blessed with good health, some of us are not. Some of us are fortunate to have healthy families and some of us are faced with the care of family members who have health issues. As we celebrate Older American's Month in May, we realize … read more
Bringing Quality Care Home
St. Joseph's Home Health Care extends the arm of skilled services from hospitals, clinics, and physician offices into the home. Working under the direction of your physician, our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
St. Joseph's Home Health Care services can help to improve the quality of life for our patients and offer convenience for their families and physicians. Home health care can help patients to live as fully as possible at home with their loved ones.
Our family-centered approach includes teaching patients and their families about their care, coordinating additional services, and researching community resources.
St. Joseph's Home Care is the only hospital-based certified home health care agency in Onondaga and Cortland counties. The average daily census has grown from 125 patients in 1991 to more than 725 patients in 2016 for these two counties. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is one of the nation's top hospitals.
"Home Care nurses are extremely marketable because they end up with so many different skills," said Maryann Garafalo, RN, manager. "The diversity of services a home care nurse provides allows him or her to practice just about any type of health care … read more
Before there was a St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center there was a mission - a set of guiding principles -- upon which the institution would be built and operated. That was in 1869, and although the changes in health care between now and then would h… read more