Services

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Dominican Sisters has provided free in-home care, related services and equipment to the uninsured, elderly and sick poor of metro Denver community since 1923. In the last eight years, we have expanded our boundaries and programs, now providing all of the following services to qualified individuals who reside within our boundaries of 104th Ave to the north, Peoria to the east, Belleview to the south and Simms to the west.

 

In-Home Visits include:

Community-based Care includes:



In-Home Visits include:

Nursing Care and Case Management

The nursing care and case management of Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency (DSHHA) is unparalleled in the home care industry. Our nurses are 'seasoned' professionals with over 300 years of combined nursing experience! DSHHA nursing care and services encompass the physical, psycho-social and emotional assessment and treatment by Registered Nurses (RN) and Licenses Practical Nurses (LPN) and ancillary healthcare providers such as Physical Therapists.

Our nurses do not just run in, take a blood pressure and leave - we provide in-depth, holistic care that directly or indirectly affects health. This includes identifying if there is a lack of food, running water, heat, basic utilities, or a dire need for home repairs such as a leaky roof, dangerous ramp or fire hazards - and we find a way to 'fix' the problem.

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Personal Care and housekeeping duties

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) provide a wealth of personal care to the homebound, sick and frail elderly such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry.

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Nurse-led exercise program

With a doctor's approval, the in-home nursing visit can also include an exercise program for increased balance, strength and mobility, as well as quality of life for the patient.

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Food for Patients program

In partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies, DSHHA nurses determine their patient's need and provide nutritious food for patients during their regular in-home visit.

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Pastoral Care / Friendly Visitor program

Seminarians and community volunteers provide both spiritual and social visits in person and/or by phone for patients.

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Patient Assistance and Referral Services

A special fund, thanks to several area foundations, is available for extraordinary, medically related needs for patients. These needs can include life-saving medications, specialized equipment, dietary supplements or other items on a case-by-case basis.

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Community-based Care includes:

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Loan Program

A program with equipment for our patients and others in need in the community that includes wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, bath and shower benches and hospital beds provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are gratefully accepted to this program.

New Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday ONLY from 10 am - 3 pm. Appointments are encouraged.

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Wellness Clinics

RN-staffed weekly clinics for low income seniors provide free health screenings, health information and education at no cost to the participant.

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