Overview

As one of the nation's largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation, HealthSouth's priority is to deliver high quality patient care. Our team of experts has extensive experience in today's most advanced therapeutic methods and technologies. HealthSouth leads the way, consistently outperforming peers with a unique, intensive approach to rehabilitation, returning patients to full strength in less than average time. At HealthSouth we continually strive for excellence in all that we do, partnering with every patient to find a treatment plan that works for them.

 
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HealthSouth, Home Health, Healthcare, Rehabilitation, Patient Care, Therapy, Therapeutic Methods, Treatment, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hospital, Cutting Edge Technology, Physicians, Clinical Cases, Education Benefits, Career Growth, Flexible Scheduling, Speech Therapy
Video Transcript:
HealthSouth is a nation-wide company, so there are a tremendous number of resources that are available to us. Being the Director of HealthSouth Home Health, I oversee a variety of different disciplines: physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, Home Health aides, and then office coordinators. When I came to HealthSouth Home Health I came from another home-health agency. I thought I knew everything about home-health, but I've learned so much being here. I get to go into the patient's home. I get to meet with them on their turf in their surroundings in their environment. One in which they're very comfortable. So whenever we go into evaluate a patient, from day one they are very relaxed, open, and happy to see us. Working as an occupational therapist for HealthSouth works well for me, this feeling that I've made a difference. That's why I go to work every day, to hear that. This is not a nine to five job, you don't clock in and you clock out, you have to have heart, you have to have love, you have to care about your patients. One, Home Health has to be your passion. So that nurse looking to work in home-health, you got to be pretty strong, you got to be pretty independent. The types of patients we see here at HealthSouth range anywhere in diagnosis from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, to a simple orthopedic joint replacement. There is a great continuum of care. We get all of the information and notes that the various therapists and doctors have written so that when we walk into the patient's home we have a very good idea of not only their diagnosis but even how they were doing. The transition for our patients to HealthSouth Home Health services is completely seamless. HealthSouth Home Health staff have access to our medical records, they also have the ability to visit on-site with patients and families before they leave. Before Home Health started, I was depressed, I was despondent, I wasn't pleased with my progress. However, as soon as Home Health started my physical therapist informed me that I was doing well, he gave me hope that I would be doing better. We do put our life into this, this is what we do, this is who we are, we want to help the patients get better. There was always a good sense of humor going on, that sometimes would make me smile, even though I was feeling some pain. Perspective employees to HealthSOuth Homehealth need to be able to adapt to the different environments they will be in, and be able to build trust within those environments. I know that going out and looking for a career path you also have to think about what you need to bring to your family. We provide excellent benefits from mileage reimbursement to medical insurance. There are tremendous continuing education opportunities, and reimbursement for that continuing education. I feel high professional standards, and I feel that this job allows me work at my highest level. I love my team; we have a great, great communication. If you have an idea, all of us are open to listening to that, and one or more of us will take that concept and put it in our day to day. That's the main thing that I like, just seeing patients improve. Their gratitude and appreciation, it really makes you feel good inside.