Unity Family Home Care

Home health care services provide many benefits to the client. They enable acute care services to be delivered to people in need in their own homes at a fraction of the cost of hospitalization.

Unity Family Home Care Offers several additional advantages.

• Access to services within the entire Unity Family Healthcare system:
  St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Family Medical Center, Little Falls Orthopedics,
  St. Camillus Place, Alverna Apartments and Albany Area Hospital & Medical   Center.
• Quality services directly monitored by the Hospital and its physicians.
• Improved continuity of care.
• Improved communication with the physician.
• Access to more acute care services such as laboratory tests, IV therapy,   Physical therapy, wound care and post-hospitalization care.
• Services provided within 24 hours of discharge, if needed.

Service Area
Unity Family Home Care serves residents of Morrison County, and portions of Todd and Crow Wing counties.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Days of service are seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. Patients are assessed and accepted on an individual basis.

Services Available
Skilled Nursing care is provided by registered nurses who follow a plan of care established by the client’s personal physician. These services include: evaluation of clients and their environments; providing specialized nursing care; initiating preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures; written and verbal communications; coordinating home care services; educating clients, family members, and other home care staff, supervision of staff, and providing community resource information.

Home Health Aide services are provided to clients when they have a physical, mental or emotional condition which prevents them from performing activities of daily living and necessary household functions. The assignment of home health aide is made after consultation among the nurse, client, family members and the physician. Duties of the aide include personal care; exercise and ambulation; household services; meal preparation; procedures relating to therapy activities; assistance with self-administered medication; and communications. St. Gabriel's Home Care offers comprehensive rehab services including physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Therapy Services
Physical Therapy works with clients to improve strength and range of motion with the goal of greater independence with functional mobility skills such as walking, climbing stairs, transfers and bed mobility.

Occupational Therapy works with clients experiencing difficulty with fine motor functions, visual deficits, cognition and coordination in order to help them become as independent as possible with ADL’s.

Speech Therapy works to assist the client who has a communication or swallowing problem that may occur as the result of a stroke or accidental trauma. Family Services Coordinator is available to assist clients with financial concerns, alternative living arrangements, or other social issues. The coordinator will assist with making appropriate community referrals.

Insurance - Cost
Home Care services are covered by Medicare, Medical Assistance, VA, private insurance, and waivered services. Our Home Care staff will assist in determining your coverage. The home care billing office will bill your insurance directly for services provided. Services will not be denied solely on ability to pay. We will pursue all appropriate resources.

Mission Statement
The mission of St. Gabriel's Home Care is to nurture the healing ministry of the church by bringing it new life, energy, and viability in the 21st century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.
Little Falls
(320) 631-5575
(320) 631-1650 (fax)
Medicare and Medicaid certified

St. Gabriel's Home Care is a service of St. Gabriel’s Hospital

Non-Discrimination Notice
Unity Family Healthcare and its affiliates—St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Family Medical Center, Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center, Little Falls Orthopedics, Randall Lakes Area Clinic, Community Medical Center in Pierz, St. Camillus Place and Alverna Apartments--do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy contact:
Sheri Heinisch, Corporate Responsibility Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives Fargo Division Office
(701) 237-8130