Home Health Care Provided by St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah and Coastal Georgia
State-of-the-art healthcare is now at the most convenient address in town: Yours
Many conditions previously requiring extended hospital stays are now being treated at home where patients tend to be happier and more at ease. Home Health Care provides continuity of care in the transition from hospital to home, including medical treatments and disease management education.
St. Joseph’s/Candler Home Health Care is the region’s only hospital-owned, Joint Commission accredited home health care service. We are a wholly-owned, non-profit, faith-based service. Regarded as one of the finest home health providers in the country, our home health care is:
- Locally owned and operated
- Hospital affiliated with two of the oldest continuously operating, Magnet accredited hospitals in the nation
- Affiliated with the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Georgia
- JCAHO accredited
- Medicare certified
- Medicaid provider
- Private insurance is accepted and filed
The Benefits of Healing In Your Own Home
St. Joseph’s/Candler Home Health Care takes a total-patient approach to treatment, meaning we develop specialized plans of care that are the most appropriate for each patient’s individual needs and level of functioning. The goal of these individual plans is to:
- Reduce recovery time
- Optimize independence
- Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations
- Reduce the cost of your healthcare
Our home care agencies are accredited by The Joint Commission and are Medicare- and Medicaid-certified. We are ranked in the "Top 500 Home Care Agencies" in the nation (HomeCare EliteTM 2015 and 2016) and participate in the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF) Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) activities. To compare home health care agencies, click here. We accept and file private insurance.
Our Licensed Clinical Experts
Our integrated team of thoroughly trained professionals includes:
- Nurses (RNs, LPNs)
- Home Health Assistants
- Medical Social Workers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Certified Wound Care Specialist
- Transitional Care Coordinators
Learn more about the services we offer through home health care
Who’s eligible for St. Joseph’s/Candler Home Health Care?
To be eligible for home health care:
1. Your doctor needs to write an order stating that you need home health services.
2. You must have a need for one of the following skilled services:
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Speech-language pathology
3. You must be homebound, which means it is more difficult for you to leave your home and you need assistance devices, such as a wheelchair, cane or family member, to leave your home.
Your medical need must be considered intermittent meaning that you do not require full-time medical care that would be better served by a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Anyone can refer you to home health care – you, your friend or your family members can all talk to a doctor about making a referral. If you want to know if you qualify for St. Joseph’s/Candler Home Health Care, call us at 1-800-942-5232.
Advantage Home Health Care
Some patients may have heard of Advantage Home Health Care. Advantage is a division of St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health Care. Advantage serves the Brunswick region including Brantley, Camden, Glynn and Charlton counties. Patients can rest assure that Advantage follows the same high standards as the entire St. Joseph's/Candler Health System. For questions about Advantage Home Health Care, call 1-800-387-0228.
Locations throughout Coastal Georgia
We serve the following counties: Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, Evans, Long, Brantley, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Bulloch, Long, Charlton, Atkinson, Candler and Wayne.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, our professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To speak to a home health specialist for more information, a referral or to schedule an appointment to discuss our services, call 1-800-942-5232.
We also have three regional officers:
4635 New Jesup Highway
Brunswick, Ga. 31520
401 North Main Street
Hinesville, Ga. 31313
5510 Paulsen Street,
Savannah, Ga. 31405