Personal hygiene care, such as bathing and grooming, is provided as care planned and supervised by RN. Simple dressings may be applied under the direction of the nurse. Range of motion exercises may be provided according to a plan developed by a licensed therapist. Ambulation and transfer assistance is provided to promote safety. Bed linens are changed according to patient preference. The patient is encouraged to perform as much of their own care as able. VNA’s goal is to return the patient to independent self-care as soon as possible.
Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Workman’s Comp, Veterans Affairs, Private Pay, and Charitable Contributions (when available) are some of the methods used to reimburse services for VNA patients. *Covered services may vary by payor source. Please call with any questions.
SKILLED SERVICES can be provided only under the direction of a licensed doctor. Each payment source has its own eligibility guidelines. In many cases, the patient must be “homebound”. This means leaving home to obtain medical care is difficult or causes hardship and the patient rarely leaves home except with help for very short periods of time. In some cases, the physician prescribes that the patient remain home until treatment is completed to avoid prolonging the recovery period or risking exposure to additional health threats while the patient’s resistance is low.
Housekeeping is not included in Home Health Aide services.