Home Health Care
Excellence in Home Care for Our Independent Patients
Many patients prefer our Home Health program as it offers more independence and allows them to return to full health in the comfort of their own home–and, with being a hospital system, CDP is able to streamline care. This means that our Home Health nurses (often referred to as our “Care Connectors“) are able to connect patients to all outpatient services that CDP has to offer.
Our Home Health Care Team
Our Home Health nurses (“Care Connectors”) are devoted to their patients, and their care is second to none. They develop customized plans and teams, and utilize CDP’s hospital system to connect their patients to all of our outpatient services. This puts our Home Health program at an advantage as our Care Connectors can easily streamline an abundance of resources for their patients to get the best outcomes–all from the comfort of their home.
As with every other aspect of care at CDP Health, we focus on individualized patient-centered care, with attention to their unique needs. We emphasize quality care with a personal touch.
Shortly after her mother started going to LPN school, Brenda’s dad encouraged her to also explore the field, which is ultimately what led her to working in healthcare. She was drawn to Sisseton/CDP by living close to the area and looking for a change from geriatric care to something totally different.
“What I enjoy most about rural health is providing home care services to our patients in their own homes, and getting to meet new patients as well. My approach to patient care comes from realizing the importance of family and trying to treat my patients in that way.”
Outside of work, Brenda enjoys being with her family and spending time outside in her yard.
“If there’s anything I’d want my patients to know about me, it’d be that I’ll try and do whatever they need assistance with to the best of my capabilities.”
Having always been interested in the sciences–especially biology, anatomy and physiology–healthcare seemed the obvious career path for Mel. She was brought to Sisseton/CDP by the opportunity to work in a new realm of nursing: Home Health. Working in Home Health was on her bucket list, and she knew CDP recognized the high caliber of nursing provided by the Home Health Department.
“What I enjoy most about rural health is that we are investing in our own small communities’ well-being while striving to improve our neighbor’s health/wellness. I love the interpersonal connections made and knowing we’re improving another person’s quality of life by providing nursing care and health education.
My approach to patient care is that every person is someone’s loved one, so I care for them in the same way as I expect my loved ones to be cared for. Be empathetic to each person’s unique situation, provide them with the knowledge and tools to enable them to improve their holistic health.”
Outside of work, Mel enjoys creating pollinator gardens, vegetable gardening, bird watching, tending to her chaos of Guinea fowl, and of course spending time with her loved ones.
“If there’s one thing I’d want my patients to know about me, it’s that I can empathize with those who struggle with complex issues that health changes bring to families.”
Randa was drawn to healthcare by her inclination to offer hands-on nursing care for patients. Her spouse had gotten a job opportunity in Sisseton, which is what brought them both to the area.
“What I enjoy most about rural health is the opportunity to provide patient care in the home after patients have been discharged from a health care facility and are still in need of nursing care.
My favorite thing about patient care is being able to provide hands-on care and truly getting to know my patients and their needs. My approach is to provide care with the goal of helping my patients live as independently as their condition allows, in the comfort of their own home.”
Outside of work, Randa likes to do anything outdoors.
“If there’s anything I’d want my patients to know about me, it’s that I do what I do because I truly care; nursing allows me to care for others in the best way I can.”
When she was in high school, Kalli got a summer job as a CNA & a med aide. It was then that she found a love for taking care of those in need and she has worked in healthcare ever since. Sisseton is where she grew up, and she was drawn to CDP by her passion for making a difference in the community she came from.
“What I enjoy most about rural health is the closeness that we have in our community & knowing many people here, you can find a connection to make people feel more at ease & comfortable with your care.
My approach to patient care is finding a connection & letting patients know that I care about them & want to help them succeed with their health goals. My favorite part is seeing the success & confidence patients get from our services. Also getting to know them & their families.”
Outside of work, Kalli enjoys spending time with family and helping out on their family farm.
“If there’s anything I’d want my patients to know about me, I would want them to know that I deeply care about them & their families & am a strong advocate to help them with any of their needs.”