​BridgesHome Health Care

Hospice of the Western Reserve offers BridgesHome Health Care service to residents of Medina, Summit, Lorain and parts of Ashland, Wayne and Cuyahoga counties.

BridgesHome Health Care uses an expert clinical team to meet your needs for healing and recovery after an illness, accident or surgery. Care is provided in the comfort of your own home. While working closely with your primary care physician, our dedicated team of nurses, social workers, physical therapists and home health aides follows an individualized plan to help you achieve the highest level of independent living.

Services for Non-hospice Patients

BridgesHome Health Care follows Medicare and Medicaid eligibility guidelines and, at this time, is only available to those living in the southern portion of the Hospice of the Western Reserve service area. Services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid and many commercial insurers.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Have a physician's order
  • Demonstrate a need for medical, skilled nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living
  • Be considered to have "Homebound Status" as defined by Medicare. Homebound status means the patient must have a condition that prevents leaving the home. Patients may leave for medical appointments or for short, infrequent absences.
  • Live in Medina, Summit, Lorain and parts of Ashland, Wayne and Cuyahoga counties

Home Health Care Services for Non-hospice Patients

Medical Services

Our first visit is always free of charge and is conducted in your home, nursing facility or at the hospital before your discharge. There is no obligation to sign-on to the service during your evaluation visit.

Medical services are provided by qualified clinical staff and include hands-on care and treatments such as wound care, injections and intravenous therapy. Physical therapists help restore strength and mobility. Speech therapists help improve speech and communication. Tasks required for daily living are improved with work with our occupational therapists. Our goal is to ensure that you are able to be as independent as possible so that you can manage yourself and your life safely, and with dignity.

The following medical services are provided by qualified clinical staff:
  • Post-operative care 
  • Pain management  
  • 24/7 nurse on-call  
  • Skilled nursing visits
  • Certified home health aides
  • Certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses on-call 
  • Speech, physical and occupational therapy
Non-medical Services

Taking control of your health is an important aspect of recovery and our registered nurses can educate you on disease treatment and prevention. They will also assess your home environment and make recommendations to improve the safety of your surroundings.

Social workers can help evaluate the complicated social and emotional factors that affect not only the patient but the entire family. They can then point the way to many helpful community resources that will make coping with serious illness a little easier.

While a patient is receiving any of our medical services, a home health aide may also be provided to assist you with personal care.

Non-medical services include:
  • Case management 
  • Family education and support
  • Social work services
  • Referrals to community resources  
  • Nutritional counseling 
  • Personal Care