By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2013
CEO and owner Chad Choat strives to provide warm, friendly home health care to the patients Community Home Health serves.
Community Home Health, Inc. (CHH) has been providing home health services for over 20 years. The company is based in Claremore, but with three offices serving 11 counties, its service area spans from Vinita to McAlester. CHH strives to provide skilled, compassionate home-based health care to all of its patients across eastern Oklahoma.
“Having professionally competent, licensed and certified health care providers is a necessity,” said Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Wohlgemuth. “But beyond that, families like to find medical professionals who will genuinely care for their loved one and make a real difference in that person’s quality of life.”
CHH is comprised of 110 employees who pride themselves in going beyond the minimum and being caring and compassionate health care workers with high levels of professional experience, training and dedication. Many of the nurses on staff have been with the company for 10 to 15 years.
“We are a family-owned company and always have been. All of our employees are considered to be a part of our family, and we believe that really makes a difference when going into a home,” said Wohlgemuth. “Our slogan ‘Let Our Family Take Care of Yours’ really is true in the way we run our company as well as the way we care for our patients.”
The goal at CHH is to help families avoid unnecessary nursing home placements and costly hospital stays. To help achieve this, every patient has a case manager who is available for the patient or family member to call anytime to discuss patient care and answer questions. Serving people of all ages facing a variety of illnesses or medical limitations, CHH professionals use the latest medical technologies to offer high-quality care ranging from skilled nursing services and home health aides to psychiatric nursing and therapy services.
The skilled nursing services are customized for each patient and may include observation, assessment and treatment for nearly any medical issue, education programs for new or changing diagnoses or medications, and specialized procedures such as mobilization and oxygen treatments. Home health aides provide customized care and services based on each patient’s needs. From providing assistance with personal care, planning activities and home management to monitoring nutrition and vital signs, the aides do whatever they can to help their patients live a fuller life.
CHH also provides exceptional psychiatric nursing. The Medicare-certified psychiatric and registered nurses offer 24-hour support, including observation and assessment, as well as education programs and psychotherapy.
Another specialty area is CHH’s therapy services, which include physical, occupational and speech language therapy. The highly-trained staff uses state-of-the-art care to assist patients in recovering from physical problems arising from illness or injury and regaining independence in the activities of daily living. As an added advantage, CCH employs all of its own therapists, allowing them to cater to their patients’ needs and time schedules. “Many other companies contract their therapists from other companies,” said Wohlgemuth. “Having nine physical therapists, as well as an occupational therapist and a speech therapist on staff, really allows us to better serve our home health patients.”
Representatives of CHH are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your calls. CHH is fully licensed and bonded, and practices strict hiring standards.