The VNA provides rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology to patients who have pain, deconditioning, or any type of cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, neurological, or orthopedic deficit.
The VNA assesses patients using industry accepted fall risk assessment tools and implements a “Home Safety and Falls Prevention Program” with all of our patients. Based upon the patient scores in these assessments, patient goals are established and interventions are identified for the patient. The VNA therapist implements intensive targeted interventions such as: exercises, safety measures, adaptive/supportive equipment evaluation, recommendations for vision/hearing/swallowing adaptations, medication reviews and follow-up, home environmental review and recommendations, teaching tools, and community resources.
A VNA Case Manager will develop an individualized care management plan specifically for each patient based on an assessment during the initial visit which may include skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, medical social services, and home health aide services.
- Home safety and falls reduction program
- Restorative exercises
- Transfer skills
- Ambulation training
- Equipment use
- Patient/caregiver education
- Independence with activities of daily living
- Personal energy conservation
- Adaptive equipment training
- Stress management
Speech Language Pathology
- Communication skills
- Assessment/treatment of swallowing disorders
- Techniques for memory recall
Based upon patient need as determined by a VNA Case Manager, other services may be ordered:
Medical Social Services
If needed, a VNA Medical Social Worker (MSW) conducts an assessment of the patients needs and educates and identifies for the patient and families community resources and support. The MSW also can provide counseling related to medical limitations and assist with long term planning.
Home Health Aide Services
Under the direction of a VNA Case Manager, certified home health aides provide intermittent assistance with activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, laundry and light household chores. In addition, VNA home health aides may provide assistance with the patient’s VNA prescribed therapy program.
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