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Johns Hopkins Home Health Services knows that, in some cases, healing at home with loved ones is the best option. That’s why we offer and educate you on a variety of home health services that allow you to leave the hospital and continue necessary treatment where you’re most comfortable.

HomeCare Elite

The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is recognized as a HomeCare Elite award winner, putting us in the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in home health performance measures.

Measuring the Home Health Care Patient Experience

Quality home care is critical to ensuring patients continue to receive treatment after a hospital stay for medical conditions that may require it. Effective communication and compassionate care from home health providers ensures patients and families understand how to manage their health condition, which can help to prevent a hospital readmission.

Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey is designed to measure how often key components of home health care happen. Prospective home health care patients and families can use HHCAHPS survey results to objectively compare other patient perspectives on communication quality, communication frequency and overall experience.

Learn more about the home health care patient experience and HHCAHPS. 

Home Health Compare is a resource that provides home health agency performance in a variety of ways, including its own star rating measures, as well as data from HHCAHPS. Learn more on the latest quality data from Home Health Compare.

Expectations of Home Care

You have the right to:

  • Receive high-quality care.
  • Be educated about your role and your family’s role in managing pain when appropriate, as well as potential limitations and side effects of pain treatments.
  • Be admitted only if we can provide the care you need. A qualified staff member will assess your needs. If you require care or services that we do not have the resources to provide, we will inform you and refer you to alternate services if available, or we will admit you, but only after explaining our limitations and the lack of a suitable alternative.
  • Receive emergency instructions and be told what to do in case of an emergency.

Learn more about care plan oversight billing.

Home Health Services Offerings

Johns Hopkins Health Services offerings include:

Cardiac Care
We provide one-on-one teaching to those with congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who have had heart attacks or surgery, or who require intravenous medications. The goal is to help cardiac patients and their caregivers manage medications, diet and other aspects of treatment and avoid hospitalization.

Diabetes Management
Registered nurses trained in diabetes education monitor patients’ health and help them and their families manage diabetes in order to have a full and active lifestyle.

Geriatric Care
Helping elderly patients remain in their homes, our team of specialists can provide skilled home care services to older adults, with special attention paid to the needs and concerns of the medically frail.

Ostomy, Wound Care and Continence Management
Patients and families can call our specialty team for training and assistance in tasks such as changing ostomy bags, dressing wounds and performing self-catheterization. Registered nurses with advanced certification have knowledge of the latest treatments and products, and they are available to consult with patients and their physicians.

Rehabilitation Services
Licensed therapists and therapy assistants provide physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to treat patients that have lost function due to illness or injury.

The rehab programs are individualized with focus on home safety and fall prevention. Our team works with our medical equipment, pharmacies and other clinical experts to help patients become as independent as possible.

Contact Johns Hopkins Health Services division by calling 410-288-8100 or toll free at 800-288-8864.

Source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/homecare/services/HHS/

My Transamerica Retirement Account

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Important information about consolidation: Transfer specialists are registered representatives of TISC.

Review the fees and expenses you pay, including any charges associated with transferring your account, to see if consolidating your accounts could help reduce your costs.

Be sure to consider whether such a transfer changes any features or benefits that may be important to you.

The role of the onsite Retirement Planning Consultant is to assist you with your retirement plan.

There are no additional charges for meeting with your Retirement Planning Consultant, who is a registered representative with Transamerica Investors Securities Corporation (TISC), member FINRA, 440 Mamaronek Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528, and registered investment advisor of Transamerica Retirement Advisors, LLC (TRA), Registered Investment Advisor. All Transamerica companies are affiliated, but are not affiliated with your employer.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: About Probability Illustrations, Limitations, and Key Assumptions

The probability illustrations generated from the engine are “Monte Carlo” simulations of 500 possible investment scenarios for a given time period and assume a range of possible returns.

The illustrations are generated according to models developed by Morningstar Investment Management LLC, a leading independent provider of asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction.

The Your Retirement Outlook® graphic reflects the difference between the model’s estimated annual income (which corresponds to a 70% probability level of income in the investment scenarios simulated) and your annual income goal.

When forecasting the probability of achieving your income goal, the model employs different returns for different asset classes, Morningstar Investment Management’s capital market assumptions developed using historical and forward-looking data.

Forecasts of expected return, expected standard deviation and correlation among asset classes Morningstar Investment Management LLC's proprietary equity, fixed income, currency and risk models.

Current assets are assigned to asset classes Morningstar Categories, and fees and charges inherent in investing are incorporated with an average fee assumption for each asset class. The benchmarks used for modeling the various asset classes are below.

Return assumptions are updated annually; these updates may have a material impact on your projections. Return assumptions are estimates not guarantees. The returns you experience may be materially different than projections. You cannot invest directly in an index.

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Unless you choose otherwise or your employer supplies different information, the probability illustrations assume retirement at the age at which you qualify for full Social Security benefits and an annual retirement income goal of 80% of your projected final working salary.

Social Security estimates are the Social Security Administration methodology and your current salary.

The probability illustrations also assume a consistent contribution percentage and asset allocation (no future changes or rebalancing unless you are subscribed to a managed account or a target date asset allocation service), annual inflation of approximately 2%, and annual salary increases a calculation that incorporates multiple factors including a salary growth curve and inflation. Mortality assumptions are the Society of Actuaries tables.

The engine utilizes models, algorithms and/or calculations (“Models”). The Models are subject to a number of limitations. Returns associated with market extremes may occur more frequently than assumed in the Models. Some asset classes have relatively limited histories; for these classes the Models use historical data for shorter time periods.

The Model does not consider other asset classes such as hedge funds or private equity, which may have characteristics similar or superior to those used in the Model.

Capital market assumptions are forecasts which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially and/or substantially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by those projections for any reason. Additionally, Models have inherent risks.

Models may incorrectly forecast future behavior or produce unexpected results resulting in losses.

The success of using Models depends on numerous factors, including the validity, accuracy and completeness of the Model’s development, implementation and maintenance, the Model’s assumptions, factors, algorithms and methodologies, and the accuracy and reliability of the supplied historical or other data. If incorrect data is entered into even a well-founded Model, the resulting information will be incorrect. Investments selected with the use of Models may perform differently than expected as a result of the design of the Model, inputs into the Model, or other factors.

There is no guarantee that your income goal will be achieved or that the aggregate accumulated amount will ensure a specified annual retirement income. Results may vary with each use and over time.

IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by the engine regarding the lihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of future results.

Moreover, even though the tool’s estimates are statistically sound based upon the simulations it runs, the tool cannot foresee or account for every possible scenario that may negatively impact your financial situation.

Thus you should monitor your account regularly and base your investment decisions on your time horizon, risk tolerance, and personal financial situation, as well as on the information in the prospectuses for investments you consider.

Transamerica has licensed the Morningstar® Wealth Forecasting EngineSM from Morningstar, Inc.

, which is used by Morningstar Investment Management LLC, a registered investment adviser and subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc, in the services it provides to participants.

Morningstar and Morningstar Investment Management are not affiliated with Transamerica. The Morningstar name and logo are registered marks of Morningstar, Inc.

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Home Care Group

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to the Home and Community

We are updating some appointment and procedure practices to help lessen the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19.

  • Many Johns Hopkins patients and new patients may now have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you do not have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
  • For new patients, please call the department for the service you need.
  • Existing patients can visit MyChart to schedule a visit.
  • In some cases, appointments or procedures may need to be rescheduled. If there are changes to your care, your provider will contact you.

More About Telemedicine »

As your full-service home care provider, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group can help you get the necessary medical care you need in the place you feel most comfortable — your home.

We offer services to patients of all ages, including specialty infusion, pediatric care, home health and private duty services. We also provide a large selection of respiratory and home medical equipment.

Additionally, Johns Hopkins Pharmaquip manages several outpatient pharmacy locations.

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is here for you 24/7. Learn more about our services by calling 410-288-8100. If calling from outside of Maryland, please use our toll free number at 800-288-2838

Online Catalog
Browse home medical equipment and supplies available through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group to aid you or your loved ones in recovery.

Patient Education
Get the tools and resources to help you better understand the health care needs of you or your loved one.

From Our Blog

Welcome Home: Tips, Tools and Takes from the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group — including Home Health Services, Pediatrics at Home, Pharmaquip Infusion Pharmacy, Pharmaquip Equipment Services and Clinical Respiratory Care — is accredited by the Joint Commission, ensuring quality care in serving many of your at-home care needs.

If the organization has not addressed your concerns, you may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any quality or safety concerns, or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing complaint@jointcommission.org.

2017 HomeCare Elite Top Agency: Ranked Among Top 500 of Home Health Providers

The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group was named a Top 500 Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

HomeCare Elite awards the top agencies in home health performance measures and is compiled using publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Cost Reports.

Five domains of performance are cumulatively analyzed – quality of care, quality improvement and consistency, patient experience (HHCAHPS), process measure implementation, and financial performance – combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care

The HHCAHPS survey results are collected by a third party; utilized as a standardized tool to measure patient perceptions of care provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHA). With public reporting of HHCAHPS scores, consistently improving patient satisfaction is vital to staying in front of our competition.

We strive to improve the overall care and experience of the patients we care for.

Source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/homecare/

What’s it to work at Johns Hopkins Medicine? | kununu Blog

Home Care | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Susanna Kahr• September 18, 2019September 17, 2019

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine consists of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working here means working at the very first major medical school in the United States to admit women, the first to use rubber gloves during surgery and the first hospital to develop renal dialysis and CPR!

All in all, Johns Hopkins Medicine has six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, over 40 patient care locations, a home care group and an international division, and offers an array of other healthcare services. So one thing’s for sure, if you’re a healthcare professional based in Baltimore, you’re sure to find a job for you here!

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.

Here at Johns Hopkins Medicine, you could educate medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public, conduct biomedical researchor provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.

If you work in a patient-facing role then you could look after any number of the nearly 3 million patients and more than 360,000 emergency room visits that Johns Hopkins Medicine receives every year!

Serving Baltimore since 1889

The Johns Hopkins Hospital was considered a municipal and national marvel when it opened in 1889. At the time, it was believed to be the largest medical center in the country with 17 buildings, 330 beds, 25 physicians and 200 employees!

So, who was Johns Hopkins? And what’s with that extra “s”?  Well, Johns Hopkins was born on May 19, 1795, in Anne Arundel County, Md., the second of 11 children of a tobacco farmer. His grandmother’s maiden name was Johns, which is why it’s not John Hopkins but Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Contrary to local legend, Johns Hopkins wasn’t born poor. He grew up in Whitehall, a huge plantation that the King of England had given his great-grandfather. But this all changed when he was 12.

His Quaker parents, spurred on by the new abolitionist stance of the Society of Friends, freed their hundreds of slaves. As a result, Johns’ formal education ended and he was sent out into the fields.

Johns left home at 17 for Baltimore and a job in business with an uncle, then established his own mercantile house at the age of 24.

He was an important investor in the nation’s first major railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, and became a director in 1847 and chairman of its finance committee in 1855.

In 1867, Hopkins arranged for the incorporation of The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and for the appointment of a 12-member board of trustees for each.

He died on Christmas Eve 1873, leaving $7 million to be divided equally between the two institutions. It was, at the time, the largest philanthropic donation in U.S. history!

Check out Johns Hopkins Medicine on kununu

So, what’s it to work at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medicine?

“Valuable opportunity for self improvement and advancement.“ – anonymous employer review on kununu

Here at kununu, employees have awarded Johns Hopkins Medicine with a score of 4.00 and 82% of those who have left a review would recommend working here. One employee says, “overall good job and good benefits, has some pros and cons.

” Another says that they really the fact that Johns Hopkins Medicine has a “good reputation, good paid time off, good health benefits,” another echoes this by saying “I’ve been able to advance my career and build positive professional relationships” and another appreciates the “valuable opportunity for self improvement and advancement.”

This is how the different aspects of John Hopkins Medicine are rated on kununu:

Compensation and Benefits

According to review on kununu, the salary is around 401k.

But one employee says that although Johns Hopkins Medicine is a “good employer, it’s not the best paying in the industry” another says “I am able to have paid time off and good insurance benefits and the tuition assistance is good too,” though.

With that in mind, Johns Hopkins Medicine offers a range of benefits to its employees including Healthy @ Hopkins Education and Tuition programs along with Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage and Paid Time Off.

Company Culture

Johns Hopkins Medicine has a Company Culture score of 4.21 on kununu, and one employee says that “JHH is a supportive environment overall, although some departments are more difficult to work for than others.” Sound familiar? To find other healthcare companies with great company cultures take a look at our top 9!

Tuition Assistance

As we said before, Johns Hopkins Medicine offers a range of tuition assistance schemes including: New Grad Residency Programs, Externship Programs,RN Development Programs,Clinical Laddersand Leadership Development Programs.


Since Johns Hopkins Medicine offers so many different healthcare services across its many sites, there are many different jobs available, just check out their latest open positions, here. Equally, you could work in any one of these positions:

Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound technicians receive training in two years and earn average salaries over $70,000. Technicians monitor pregnancies, but they also do a lot more: diagnose abdominal pain, evaluate heart conditions, and check on organ functioning. As an ultrasound technician, you will enjoy the satisfaction of helping patients get the care they need and filling a vital role for doctors.

These positions tend to offer flexible schedules, although there may be night or weekend work required. Some technicians can advance into research or management roles.

The work environment tends to be comfortable, with less of the hustle and bustle than you’ll find in other areas of the medical field.

The only downside to the job is the chance for repetitive stress injuries, but this can be mitigated using ergonomic movements.

Physical Therapy Assistant

You’ll find tons of amazing opportunities as a physical therapy assistant, because the field is set to grow by over 30 percent from now to 2024.Physical therapy assistants work with other medical professionals to help individuals recover after an accident, surgery, or injury.

In a typical day, you might teach someone how to use a walker, perform a soft-tissue massage, or demonstrate strength-building exercises. You could find work in a hospital, nursing home, home care agency, or sports center.

Physical therapy assistants earn an average of $57,750 and only need an associate’s degree to get started.

Registered Nurse

There is a 22% job growth expected for registered nurses. This is hardly surprising as the RN job is really versatile. As an RN you could work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare, long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, and even the military.

Wherever you work, you’re responsible for providing and coordinating patient care, educating patients and the public about health conditions, and offering advice and support to patients and their families. To start out on this career you will need either a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, an associate’s degree in Nursing, or in some states, a nursing diploma.

The average paycheck is $68,450 per year. Check out open nursing positions at Johns Hopkins Medicine, here.

Tips on Interviewing

So, you’ve taken a look at the job postings already and found something for you? Great! Now it’s time to prep for a possible interview. As we all know, job interviews are always a 2-way street, so it’s important that you ask all the right questions too, to ensure that this is really the right workplace for you. Here are some ideas of questions you could ask:

  • After reviewing your HCAHPS scores, I see your organization is highly rated when it comes to (fill in the blank). To what do you credit your success in this area?
  • What have you done to measure employee engagement in the last year? What were your focus areas as a result?
  • How do you measure and manage employee performance? What is the organization’s general approach to an underperforming employee?
  • What is this organization doing to support innovation and advancement? What are some of the innovations or advancements you’re most proud of in the last year?

Of course, you probably also want to prepare for the questions that they will ask you, we’ve got you covered there too! Here, you can find the full list of the 15 most common interview questions and answers for healthcare interviews and download a free PDF to help you get started! Good luck!


Here at kununu, we’re dedicated to making the world of work more transparent and we’re here to help you find the right healthcare employer for you, so have a look at the real employer reviews on our site or leave one of your own.

Source: https://transparency.kununu.com/johns-hopkins-medicine/