IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Santa Rita Home Health

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser  
in the Tucson SPOTLIGHT Senior Services & 
Welcome Santa Rita Home Health!

Home Health Services

Having been in the healthcare industry for over 35 years, Santa Rita understands the medical needs of those patients that need skilled home health care, and those that need some additional assistance with day to day tasks and activities of daily living. That is where Santa Rita’s Home Health Division can help! We offer skilled Nursing, Physical and Occupational therapy at home, when ordered by a physician. Our Home Health nursing and therapy staff can administer medications, change dressings, perform range of motion activities, and help create an individualized plan of care that allows patients to regain their independence and prior level of functioning, as well as have a successful transition from hospital or skilled nursing facility, to home and avoid further hospitalizations.

Private Duty Caregivers:

For those who may not need to regime of in home nursing or therapies, but still need some assistance, or for loved ones who need respite, our Caregivers are the perfect solution. We offer a variety of packages that include different daily and weekly services to make the most of the time your caregiver has with you.
Our trustworthy, reliable and dedicated caregivers go through the same extensive and thorough background checks and comprehensive training as all of our inpatient staff. They are carefully screened, references checked, CPR and first aid certified, fingerprinted, and undergo ongoing training by our licensed nursing and therapy staff in all areas of care. Additionally, all employees are bonded and insured.
Santa Rita’s Caregiving services offer flexible schedules from 1 hour of service to live-in’s, on-call staff available 24 hours a day, and a Care Manager that coordinates with family members, and your physician to create a service plan that best meets your needs.
Our Caregivers can provide assistance with:
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
With flexible schedules, competitive prices and skilled, trustworthy staff, our Caregivers can allow patients to remain safely and comfortably in their home.

Skilled Home Health:

For patients who are being discharged from the hospital or other health care facility, have a newly diagnosed condition, or have decreased in functioning, our licensed therapists, and nurses will work together, with the physician, to help patient’s get back to their prior level of functioning and successfully manage any chronic conditions. They will monitor symptoms and conditions to help avoid hospitalizations and assist in transitioning back to the comfort of a patients’ own home and assist them in living as independently as possible.
We offer a full range of home healthcare services including:
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Cardiac and pulmonary care
  • Orthopedic recovery
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Infusion, Injection and IV services
  • Disease and pain management
  • Medication management and education
  • Patient education to promote self-management and many more
From Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation to our Outpatient services and Home Health Division, Santa Rita has a variety of services to meet every patient’s unique needs!


Katie BaransKatie Barans
Director of Community Services/Home Health Administrator
Katie has worked for Santa Rita as the Social Worker, the Admissions and Marketing Director and now as the Director of Community Services/ Home Health Administrator. She has her Masters in Social Work as well as an MBA in Healthcare Management. She enjoys being out in the community and providing people with the information and resources they need to make the right decisions for their family member or loved one. She loves getting to know every person and family that comes to Santa Rita, and is excited about the new services that Santa Rita will be able to offer the community. In her free time she enjoys baking, and spending time with her three children that keep her very busy. Katie can be reached at
Katie BaransSarah Gates RN
Director of Clinical Services/Assistant Administrator
Sarah Gates is a registered nurse and received her ADN in nursing from Western New Mexico University in 2006. She is currently pursuing her BSN. During her career as a registered nurse, Sarah has gained vast experience in a post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit and in home health. Her passion lies with home health and believes the best way to serve a patient is in their own home. While not working, Sarah spends time with her family hiking, skiing, and enjoying good food. Sarah currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services for Santa Rita Home Health and can be reached at
Terri YoungTerri Young
Director of Assisted Care Services
Terri came to Santa Rita after spending 10 years assisting dislocated workers and veterans back into the workforce. She has expanded on her desire to help others and feels right a home with the compassionate staff and smiling residents of Santa Rita. Terri says “Growing up in Sahuarita, it feels great to assist others right here in the community I love” She enjoys spending time with her family which includes her daughter and 99 year old grandmother. You can reach Terri at