Introducing Josephine Caring Communities Newest Service Line:  Josephine At Home

As the new Administrator/Clinical Director for Josephine At Home, I wanted to introduce myself. I’m a registered nurse who has worked in Home Health and Hospice Operations, Quality Assurance and Clinical Education for the past 10 years. I’m passionate about providing clinical services to patients in their homes. Through patient-defined success, precise and timely clinical care and excellent customer service, I expect Josephine At Home to be a leader in Home Health and Home Care for Snohomish County and Camano Island.

Part of the Home Health pre-launch checklist includes meeting rigorous requirements for the Washington State Departments of Health and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). I’m looking forward to sharing updates and collaborating with these partners as Josephine At Home progresses towards Accreditation.

Here’s a glimpse at Josephine At Home’s progress:

  • Josephine At Home will provide 2 service lines:  Home Health (in-development) and Home Care services (in-progress, being enhanced)
  • The Home Health service line is approaching 70% completion of our Certificate of Need Application (a required step in achieving Accreditation)
  • The Certificate of Need will cover Snohomish County and Camano Island Home Health Services (We will look to expand to Skagit County as we grow)
  • Our Home Care service line does not require a Certificate of Need.  We are currently limiting service to the Suites due to COVID-19 concerns
  • We anticipate beginning to build our Home Health census, and accepting patients for the initial Accreditation Survey, in Fall/Winter 2020

While we are currently on-track to meet our launch goals, Josephine At Home must maintain flexibility in these uncertain times. The Roadmap timeline is aggressive and COVID-19 is a factor whose impact is difficult to predict. Keep checking-in here for updates.

Have more questions? Call the Home Health office anytime 360-386-3284!

Leslie Palmer RN, BSN CHPN