Sometimes, Being at Home is the Best Medicine
Many people find that being at home is sometimes the best medicine. And children are no exception. That’s why there’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare, our goal is to return each child to the most normal, pain-free life possible. To reach that goal, we provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Our staff takes time to help parents and families understand their role in caring for their children at home.
In 2015, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare celebrated 25 years of service for central Ohio children and their families.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare offers the community a variety of services to help provide families with the convenience of working with one health care provider.
Homecare offers the following areas of service:
Special programs and services we offer include:
What Makes Our Team Different?
Homecare at Nationwide Children’s is the only hospital-based pediatric home health agency in the central Ohio area. That means we are backed by the child care specialists and full range of services at Nationwide Children’s. Unlike other home care service providers that also treat adults, our staff is specially trained and solely dedicated to caring for children.
Children have special needs when it comes to medical care because their bodies are still growing and developing. Our staff is trained to deal with all of those needs – physical, emotion and psychological. We see more children and more children’s ailments every day than any other homecare provider in the area. This vast experience helps us recognize signs and symptoms others might miss.
Meet Our Leadership
Wanda Stackpole, RN
Vice President, Nationwide Children's Homecare
Christopher Timan, MD
Medical Director, Homecare
Lisa Humphrey, MD
Interim Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care
Manager, Home Medical Equipment
Terry Laurila M.S., RPh
Paul Seese, RN, MSN
Manager, Home Health Nursing
Referral/Service Access & Information Manager
How to Reach Us
Services are available with a referral from the patient’s physician. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule emergency care needs and answer patient/referral questions.
Please have the following available so we may respond quickly to your referral:
Type of insurance/payer
Patient name, address, date of birth, diagnosis
Physician ordering care
Patient care/equipment/infusion need
If you want to arrange services or have questions, call (614) 355-1100 or 800-466-2727.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Homecare is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a certified Medicare/Medicaid agency. Our Homecare Pharmacy and Hospice are licensed by the state of Ohio. Homecare is covered by most major health plans. Call your health care plan to see if your coverage includes all of our services.
Asthma Express Program
Asthma Express is a home visit program designed to assist a patient and/or caregiver in understanding and succeeding in the management of asthma.
The Homecare Factor Program supports patients who use Factor: a medication used to treat hemophilia.
Home Medical Equipment
Visit our Store M-F in Lewis Center. Staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer patient and equipment needs.
Homecare Pharmacy team pharmacists, certified pharmacy technicians and service coordinators prepare infusion medications on site and deliver to patients' homes.
Intermittent Skilled Nursing Program
The staff provides in-home nursing visits to help your family transition from the hospital to your home.
Private Duty Nursing Program
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare offers private-duty nursing services in central Ohio. These specially-trained pediatric nurses will assist families in providing in-home care to children in need.
Skilled Therapy Services
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare offers physical, occupational and speech services to children of all ages in the Central Ohio area