Stonerise at Home grows in West Virginia, Ohio

PARKERSBURG –Stonerise at Home, a provider of home health care in West Virginia, has more than doubled its service area in the state and eastern Ohio.

Stonerise at Home acquired new territory in northern West Virginia, southern West Virginia and eastern Ohio from Medical Services of America. In a separate transaction, it added home health service areas in north central West Virginia that previously were owned by MVA Health Association.

Stonerise at Home now offers services in 31 counties in West Virginia and 12 in Ohio, including Jackson, Mason and Wood counties in West Virginia and Athens, Morgan and Washington counties in Ohio.

“The skilled professionals from Stonerise at Home work cooperatively with health care providers to help patients thrive where they live,” said Jessica Hudson, director of Stonerise at Home. “Services include skilled nursing, a wide range of therapy services, home health aides and medical social services. Stonerise at Home helps arrange the appropriate care in the best way, and now we can assist many more patients and their families.”

Following the acquisition, Stonerise at Home will employ 225 people in West Virginia and Ohio.

As the healthcare industry rapidly changes, providing care in the least intensive environment becomes more important, and services offered by home health evolve and expand. Patients may stay in a hospital for just a few days before temporarily moving to a transitional care center or a skilled nursing center, or even be discharged directly to home health care.

From there, they move to home health, with nurses helping them readjust by assisting with disease or medication management, wound care and IV therapies. A variety of therapy services — including physical, occupational and speech — also can be offered through Stonerise at Home. Hospice services also will be offered in 10 Ohio counties.

Stonerise at Home receives administrative services and consulting services from Stonerise Healthcare LLC, which also provides those services to 16 skilled nursing centers in West Virginia. Many of those skilled nursing centers are located within the home health regions, encouraging integration between the two groups. Both also work closely with regional hospitals, offering patients a continuum of care that improves communication — and patient outcomes.

“We understand how critical communication and coordination among all healthcare providers is, and we will do everything we can to maximize that,” Hudson said.

“It not only makes life simpler for patients and their families, it improves care and minimizes the likelihood of avoidable hospital readmissions.”

For more information and a full list of counties served, visit the website stoneriseathome.com.

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