Increased heart rate, rapid respiration, instant perspiration… signs of a heart attack, or did IDPH just show up to inspect your department?
Katie Van Stedum, Director of Home Care/Hospice, shared some details:
KSB Home Health Care was surveyed by the Illinois Department of Public Health the week of August 8. The surveyors were with us for four days. During that time, they reviewed several patient charts and looked at our policies and the organization as a whole. They also did six home visits with nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and a home health aide. The surveyors were very positive about the patient care they saw in the home. As a result of their visit, they were able to clear the deficiencies from the 2008 survey. We received no deficiencies this time and anticipate a re-visit in about 3 years.
Congratulations to our team that cares for our post-acute patients. We’re very proud of you!