Whidbey General Hospital

Home Health Care

The interdisciplinary Home Health Care team at Whidbey General provides an individualized approach to meeting healthcare needs in your home.

When you need help, it's a relief to know you can receive exceptional health care right at home.

For more information please call 360-914-5634.



Home Health Care director Karen Schanno, RN, BSN says the care provided by her team to home-bound patients provide an important connection. "With home health services, we are able to truly devote that one-on-one time to each person," Schanno said.

Home Health Care of Whidbey General Hospital is a Medicare-certified and Washington state licensed home health agency providing services to all of Whidbey Island.

Home Health Care services provides physical therapy, education, medication management, social services, wound care and other needed services to patients who qualify.

"All of the home healthcare provider were thorough, thoughtful, professional and concerned about improving my health" said a patient.

"A home healthcare worker gets the bigger picture of what's going on in the patient's life and in their home," Schanno noted.

"It's not just physical needs that are fulfilled, but social needs, as well," Schanno said.

This team of caring professionals includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, licensed professional nurses, a certified wound care nurse, a speech therapist, a medical social worker and certified nursing assistants.

"My mother-in-law and I loved the home health staff. Very professional, yet kind. They considered all our needs and their humor helped in such delicate circumstances."

In collaboration with your physician, our team provides the skilled care you need in your home setting. Whether recovering from surgery or an acute illness, our individualized caring approach can help you to return your optimum condition.

This care may prevent unwanted hospitalization, allow quicker discharge from a facility and enable patients to stay at home through an acute illness or convalescence.

"The best part of our job is being able to connect people with the resources they need so that they can be fulfilled," Schanno added. "We just love being able to help people in this way."

Our home health team received the Guardian of Excellence Award in 2013 in recognition of exceptional patient satisfaction.

Home health is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.

For more information about Whidbey General's Home Health Care services, please call

Pictured above is Whidbey General's Home Healthcare Team, which includes from left, (front row) Marcia Dunigan, RN; Annette Kalt, LPN; Molly Brewer, PT; Karen Schanno, RN-Director; Marcella Zarifis, OT; (second row) Katie Thayer, CNA; Naomi Lev, RN; Marie Shaw, PT; Mary Fuentes, RN; Carla Ann Naymik, RN; Tiffani Moyer, RN; Monica Stiles, LPN; (back row) PC Cable, RN; Orlanda Enriquez, RN; Nancy Nielsen, RN; Debbi Williams, OT; Jeremy Aaron, RN; Colleen Childs, PT; Jennifer Vasileff, RN – Clinical Manager. Not pictured are Susan Walker, SLP; Meg Johnson, MSW; Bianca Terado; and Shawn Whitlock, LPN.


I was made comfortable by all staff.
They were attentive, cheerful and efficient.

Everyone at Whidbey General focuses on achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Read comments from our patients about the care they received. Want to share your own testimonial? Email myhospital@whidbeygen.org.



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