Bronson at Home: Lifespan and Bronson Home Health Care Combine Services
Lifespan and Bronson Home Health Care combined services on January 1, 2015, and are now operating under a new name: Bronson at Home. This unification brings together 400 employees and a collection of similar Bronson-owned services to better serve patients and families across 12 counties in southwest and south central Michigan.
In keeping with the Bronson health system’s commitment to grow and enhance medical services in Calhoun County, Bronson at Home’s headquarters are in Battle Creek. Amy Barnes, vice president of operations for Lifespan and a member of Bronson Healthcare’s senior executive team, has been appointed to lead the new entity. The main office & retail store are located in the facility previously occupied by Lifespan at 166 E. Goodale Ave. Bronson at Home also has satellite locations in Kalamazoo, Hastings and Battle Creek for travelling home care and hospice staff.
Bronson at Home offers a comprehensive range of services fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Bronson at Home’s accredited services include:
- Healthcare Services (formerly Visiting Nurses and Bronson Home Health Care) These are provided in home by registered nurses, social workers and physical, occupational and speech therapists. In February, home health services will be connected to Bronson’s systemwide electronic medical record which will help make care coordination better, safer and faster for every Bronson patient.
- Personal Care Services (formerly Continu-Care) These include private-pay services such as personal hygiene, light housekeeping, transportation, specialized care, medication management, meal preparation, shopping, and other customized services.
- Oxygen and Medical Supplies are available by prescription and at the retail store.
In addition, Bronson at Home provides Personal Emergency Monitoring services. Subscribers can signal for help from home simply by pushing an electronic emergency alert button.
For more information about any of these services, call Bronson at Home, toll-free, at (844) 241-HOME (4663). Or visit bronsonathome.com.