Since 1983, Stella Maris Inc. has provided skilled home care to individuals 18 years of age and older. We specialize in home care / in-home healthcare services that enable you to adapt and manage your medical situation in the comfort of your home. Individuals recover more quickly and are more satisfied with the outcome of their treatment when care is provided in the home. We provide skilled home care based on our Mercy values of Dignity, Hospitality, Justice and Excellence.
Home Care Team
The Stella Maris home care team is composed of medical professionals, who provide specialized healthcare services. These services include medical, social, and therapeutic treatments, as well as activities associated with daily living. Our home care team coordinates all of your care needs with your personal physician. Our team of professionals includes:
- Registered Nurses
- Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists
- Home Health Aides
- Medical Social Workers
Registered nurses and Therapists will complete an evaluation and develop a plan of care that will meet your desired goals. Medical Social Workers are available to provide counseling and/ or assist with identifying community resources.
Home Care Services
Home care services are based on your medical condition and are provided on a part-time, intermittent hourly basis. Some examples of care provided include but are not limited to:
- Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- CHF monitoring
- Diabetic management and education
- IV therapy
- Pain Management
Our Bridge Program
As a part of our services within our home care program, we have created the Bridge Program. The Bridge Program provides palliative care to individuals with chronic illnesses and with life limiting illnesses. If and when the individual chooses to transition from The Bridge Program to hospice, the same team of compassionate and dedicated health care professionals remains with the patient to provide treatment. This continuity of care reduces the stress on both the patient and the family.
For more information on The Bridge Program, call 410-427-7830.
Medicare/Medicaid and most commercial insurances will cover skilled home care. Individuals must meet program eligibility requirements. Managed care organizations, CHAMPUS and worker’s compensation may also pay for many of the services provided by a home care agency.
Those services not covered are considered “out of pocket” expenses and are the responsibility of the patient or another party.
Medicare has established guidelines to help patients determine if they qualify for home care services. Regardless of whether you’re over 65 or not, their qualification criteria can be helpful in determining if you need home care services.
Those needing home care services should be:
- Unable to leave home without a considerable and taxing effort.
- Under the care of a physician.
- Receiving services under a plan of care established and periodically reviewed by a physician.
- In need of skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, physical therapy, speech-language pathology or have continuing need for occupational therapy.
If you reside in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County or Carroll County, Stella Maris Inc is your first choice for home care services.
If you have questions about your home care needs, we suggest that you speak with your physician or contact one of our representatives.
For more information, call our home care office at 410-427-7830.