Nurse during a home health care visit examining a woman with a stethoscope

Nursing care in the home setting: RN acute care at home and home health nurses

Clinical Expertise

Aug 10, 2021

Medical Reviewer: Joanne Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN
Last Updated: November 1, 2021

What is the RN acute care at home nursing position?

In the RN acute care at home nursing role, you provide advanced nursing care for patients within an acute care at home model. The targeted patient population includes conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, hematology/oncology care and support and complex wounds. You may care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced wound management and therapeutic treatment and procedures including phlebotomy, ostomy care and management, intravenous, enteral, total parental nutrition administration.


Brooks nurses are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality and patient-centered care.

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The RN charge nurse is an essential member of the advanced care at home team, responsible for daily management of patients clinically managed in the acute care at home model. They provide clinical care and collaborates with preferred providers and partners within the advanced care at home model of care. They will assure the patients receive high-quality care throughout the episode of care to achieve optimum clinical outcomes.

The RN charge nurse will coordinate and deliver care by collaborating with the designated advanced care at home clinical team and work closely with the clinical team manager and director of nursing to ensure program goals and the delivery of quality and efficient care is met. They will develop a strong working knowledge of the acute care at home model of care and the designated patient population to deliver high-quality care within the home health setting. The RN charge nurse will have a strong knowledge of Medicare home health regulations, as well as reimbursement methodologies within the advanced care at home model of care.

What is a Brooks Rehabilitation home health nurse?

Brooks Rehabilitation home health nurses spend their day caring for a patient in the intimacy of their own home. This requires a very special kind of nurse – one who can see beyond the physical space (walls) and into the heart and mind of the patient and their families. These nurse and nursing assistants help clients remain independent and stay at home with their loved ones and when faced with health status changes that require teaching, nursing interventions and follow up, they communicate back with the medical team.

Help patients stay safe, stay well and stay where they most want to be, in their home.


Our nurses promote patients’ highest level of participation in rehabilitation.

Ready to work at Brooks?

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Medical Reviewer

Joanne Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN

Senior Vice President for Nursing and System Chief Nursing Officer
Joanne S. Hoertz, RN, MSN, CRRN, currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Nursing and System Chief Nursing Officer at Brooks Rehabilitation. In this role, she collaboratively provides the clinical, financial and administrative responsibility for nursing services with local nurse leaders across all of the Brooks Rehabilitation locations. Ms. Hoertz has been practicing nursing for over 30 years. She has been working in the specialty area of Rehabilitation Nursing for over 28 years and in the senior nurse leader/nurse executive role of an organization for the past 20 years. Ms. Hoertz has progressed from a trauma staff nurse through the many positions and levels of nursing management and leadership over the years. In these roles she has lead teams through patient care redesign, Magnet designation, various state, local and specialty organization certifications/ accreditations and created new leadership teams.
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