SSM HEALTH AT HOME: THE REBRANDING OF HOME HEALTH UNITED

Guest: Janet Bollig, Medical Social Worker and Outreach Manager, SSM Health at Home

Home Health United has provided care to the communities it has served for over 30 years. Last year, Home Health United changed its name to SSM Health at Home. Why? “So patients and customers can see how the services we offer fit into the larger picture of their healthcare needs,” explained Janet Bollig, Medical Social Worker and Outreach Manager. “Only our name and logo have changed.”

On this program, Janet Bollig takes us back to the 1870’s and the Sisters of St. Mary who provided loving care to the people who were sick. It is from that history that SSM Health at Home emerged. The conversation continues to include the breadth of services offered today; what is the difference between home health and home care? How does palliative care differ from hospice? And why having Advance Directives in place is critically important to maintaining control of our lives.