Patient Recognition – Why I love what I do

At Elite, we live CAPLICO – Customer Second, Accountability, Passion for Learning, Love one another, Intelligent Risk Taking, Celebration, and Ownership. We make all of our staffing decisions on these ideals. As such, we realize that some amazing people call Elite their place of work. Here are some of the key thoughts they have shared:

I love my job in Home Health and Hospice because I get to work with the community and meet them where they are at during their current stage of life and health. I get to help them, in whatever way they need, in the comfort of their own space.

I believe one of my strengths in dealing with people in home health is therapeutic use of self and my heart to build relationships with people. It’s challenging and fun to learn the different cultures of the areas even the difference between Orofino and Kamiah – learning to adjust and have a whole new level of understanding for the people of each area and the culture helps me to be a well-rounded, compassionate and learn how and when to push a patient in these different communities. I’ve gotten to see some beautiful country and some remote areas that I would have never gotten to see if I hadn’t done home health.   This job affords a willing clinician the opportunity to grow personally and professionally and how to build authentic relationships and good relationships and good rapport with our clients.

I love home health for many reasons, first I get to meet some amazing people.  I get to help people that need help walking, moving, transferring that are not able to get to therapy but really need help so they can stay in their own homes where they are happy and comfortable.  I get to meet people in their own homes so what I do is directly related to what they need, it’s their own bed, chairs ,stairs homes they need to navigate.  It’s more personalized it’s one on one, my patients become more than just a patient,  they are real and I get to know them and their families. In knowing this I can help them achieve their goals and hopefully make life easier and more comfortable for them.  It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I am appreciated and I change lives. And of course last​ but not least… I get to love on other people’s dogs and cats ! It doesn’t get any better than that!  I love my job and my ELITE family! 

I love my job in home health because I get to care for my patients in the environment where they are the most comfortable, their home.

Weekly Pulse for January 24, 2022

Home Health (Therapy) Start DateHospice (Nursing) Start Date
***Start Dates are contingent on receiving a complete referral***

Clinical Focus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to present challenges in our community. Elite has proactively made several moves to support ongoing services and minimize community spread. All clinical staff that is able to will be wearing N95 masks as part of standard PPE. We are doing this for the protection of patients and staff to actively reduce risk of spread. We are also triaging patients that may be at higher risk for hospitalization by engaging our Green Light, Yellow Light, and Red Light system for COVID awareness. This engages our Call Nurse First initiative to reduce unnecessary Emergency Department visits. With the challenges from COVID, we are still actively targeting a 48-hour turnaround from receipt of referral. Please ensure home health and hospice referrals are complete to allow for an immediate start of care. Any missing information will cause delays.

Question Corner

Will I be informed if my patient is not admitted?

YES! You will receive a call from us to let you know if your patient was not admitted onto services. This call is to inform you of the reasons why. Many times your voice is what the patient needs to hear in order to start services. We try to keep you informed, so you can discuss with your patient the plans for comprehensive treatment. We also want you to know that we will not have ongoing monitoring and a different treatment plan may be needed. Let us know how we can support you and your referrals in this process.

People to know

Clarkston Liaison – Jana (509) 220-6766

Lewiston Liaison – Beth (509) 254-1381

Moscow & Orofino Liaison – Scott (509) 234-3102

Business Development – Ashley (509) 843-7605