Teton County Home & Hospice Care
Personalized Care for You & Your Loved Ones
Realizing a loved one needs hospice care is never easy. Many people feel
guilty at the thought of entrusting their loved one's full-time care
to someone else, but oftentimes this is the best thing for them. When
a condition has advanced to the point where home or hospice care is required,
your loved one will benefit from having a trained medical professional
nearby. What’s most important in this situation is finding a caretaker
you can trust to give your loved one the compassionate, thorough service
At St. John’s Medical Center, patients and their families are part
of the team. We create personalized care programs so you can rest assured
your loved one is receiving the care you know they deserve.
Having a home caretaker is an excellent way to give your loved one valuable
medical attention and improve their quality of life. Home care is an excellent
service that helps the patient retain a sense of independence and peace
of mind. Our home health workers have been trained in a variety of medical
specialties to aid patients afflicted with various conditions.
- Home health care can be beneficial for:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory illnesses
- Orthopedic injuries
- Surgery recovery
- The elderly
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial health insurance. Our
multidisciplinary team of Home-Based Services professionals provides care
to our clients with a focus on total family health. We can assess and
treat you at home under the direction of your physician.
To contact Home-Based Services, please call 307.739.7465.
Personal Emergency Response System
To help patients maintain their independence, we have created a personal
emergency response program. Elderly or ill patients at risk of suffering
sudden, unexpected issues can wear a simple device around their neck that,
when pushed, alerts 24 hour on-call medical professionals. Financial assistance
for this system is available through the Mary Mead Emergency Response Fund.
St. John’s Hospice
St. John’s Hospice does not just provide patients with a place to
receive treatment, we strive to improve their quality of life, provide
their family with support, and make the transition from home to hospice
as smooth and convenient as possible. St. John’s hospice provides
compassionate end of life care from specially trained medical specialists.
During this difficult time, our team acts as your partner as you deal
with the emotional impact of this decision, either as a patient of a loved one.
- Both home and hospice care include the following services:
- Skilled nursing care
- IV therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Support services (bathing, dressing, etc.)
- Social work, including counseling on financial issues
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Health screenings
- Support groups
St. John’s Hospice Care takes an integrated approach, which involves
the hospice medical director, skilled nurses, social workers, pharmacists,
certified nursing assistants, spiritual care, trained volunteers, grief
and bereavement support, and, of course, the patient and their families.
Hospice Volunteer Opportunities
We are always looking for compassionate volunteers to aid our hospice team.
These generous individuals help our patients by spending time with patients
to provide them with emotional support and a reassuring presence. Simply
reading a book or listening to music with a patient can make a tremendous
difference. High school and college students in need of community service
hours may find work here that is both emotionally fulfilling and easy
to work with their schedule. Visit our
Volunteers page to learn more about this program and other volunteer work at St. John’s