VNA Home Health nurses provide skilled intermittent care at home to patients who may have the following conditions: recently discharged from a hospital, skilled nursing facility or sub-acute facility; have a new diagnosis or multiple diagnoses, one or more chronic illnesses, change in medications, wound care, or needs education or to be monitored at home between physician visits.
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.
Our skilled nursing services include, but are not limited to:
- Wound care
- Acute and chronic disease management and monitoring
- Infusion Therapy
- Hi-risk pre-natal services and post-partum
- Monitoring during periods of medication adjustment and medication management
- Patient education related to disease process, medication, and treatment modalities
Based upon patient need as determined by a VNA Case Manager, other services may be ordered:
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology
Medical Social Services
If needed, a VNA Medical Social Worker (MSW) conducts an assessment of the patients needs and educates and identifies community resources and support for the patient and families . The MSW also can provide counseling related to medical limitations, adjustment to disease process, 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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