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Who We Are

Founded in 1993 as Spectrum Private Duty and established in 2013 as Aquinas Home Health, we are locally owned, Medicare certified, and a Joint Commission accredited agency that provides home health services to the communities of Wyandotte, Johnson, Franklin, Douglas, Miami, and Leavenworth counties. In 2019, we acquired Carondelet Home Health and are proud to service Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte and Layfette counties in Missouri.

Our mission is to provide quality healthcare based on best practices and evaluated by outcomes. We partner with patients, families, and physicians to develop a specific plan of care which enables them to age in place.

We are committed to serving the community by helping our patients maintain their optimal level of independence and dignity while remaining in the comfort of their own homes.

Keith and Marilyn Appl

Clinical Team & Services

Our team at Aquinas Carondelet Home Health is committed to keeping our patients at home. We deliver professional and patient centered care under the direction of your personal physician with the goal of self-management.

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Registered Dietician
  • Medical Social Worker
  • HF Nurse Practitioner
  • Transitional Care Program
  • Fall Prevention
  • Medication Management
  • Patient Specific Plan of Care at Admission
  • Wound VAC Certified
  • IV Certified
  • Anti-Coagulation Therapy
  • Disease Specific Education / Interventions

Our Leadership Team

Our team is composed of professional, caring, and knowledgeable individuals that will work with you and your doctor to provide you with the best care possible. Our leadership team is lead by Dr. Brad Appl who has dedicated himself to serving our community since 1987, and continues to lead his team with compassion and an unwavering belief in patient centered care. Click below to learn more about each of our leaders.

Dr. Brad Appl Headshot.

Dr. Brad Appl

Owner & Medical Director

Dr. Brad Appl

Eileen Orel, RN

Director of Clinical Services

Eileen Orel, RN
Gunnar Appl Headshot.

Gunnar Appl

Vice President / CFO

Gunnar Appl
Betsy Jones, OTR/L, MS Headshot.

Betsy Jones, OTR/L, MS

Director of Rehab

Betsy Jones, OTR/L, MS
Patti Wagner, RN, BSN, COS-C Headshot.

Patti Wagner, RN, BSN, COS-C

Director of Nursing

Patti Wagner, RN, BSN, COS-C
Paula Megaris, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCSD Headshot.

Paula Megaris, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCSD

Director of Episode Management

Paula Megaris, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCSD

Areas We Serve


  • Douglas County
  • Franklin County
  • Johnson County
  • Leavenworth County
  • Miami County
  • Wyandotte County


  • Cass County
  • Clay County
  • Jackson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Platte County

Continuum of Care: For those patients who need a higher level of care, we partner with Appl Orchard Hospice.

Map of the Aquinas service area.

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