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Short-term Home Care

Short-term home care is provided to individuals who are expected to need home care for a limited time, such as when returning from a hospital or other healthcare facility.


Catholic Health provides short-term home care to patients through our McAuley Seton Home Care division.

Patients may receive any combination of services that meets their individual needs. The appropriate type and amount of service provided is determined by the patient, physician and McAuley Seton’s professional healthcare team.

Nursing Care

  • Screening for nursing home placement
  • Wound care management
  • Diabetes management and education 
  • Administration of injected medicines
  • Maternal child care
  • Lactation consulting

Infusion Therapy and Pain Management

  • Chemotherapy
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN; for patients who cannot or should not get their nutrition through eating)
  • Regional pain management
  • General pain management
  • Hydration
  • Steroid therapy
  • Enteral therapy
  • Management of central lines

Management of Cardiac and Pulmonary Diseases

We work with your primary physician to manage health challenges related to cardiac and pulmonary diseases and avoid emergency room treatment and possible hospitalization. With the use of our Congestive Heart Failure Telemanagement Program, daily monitoring of key vital signs can continue for up to 12 months after home care discharge.


  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Fall prevention

Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the pain, stress and other debilitating symptoms of terminal illnesses. Unlike hospice care, which focuses on comfort care, palliative care continues to provide treatment regardless of life expectancy.

Paying for Services

Payment for services provided through McAuley Seton Home Care may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, private health insurance, or on a private-pay basis.

Our financial assistance program provides discounted or free care for individuals who qualify. Click here for more information about financial assistance.

More Information

For more information, please call us at (716) 685-4870 or email us at welcomehome@chsbuffalo.org

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