Personal hygiene care, such as bathing and grooming, is provided to improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails. Simple dressings to unbroken, precariously fragile skin 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 transfer assistance is provided to promote safety. Bed linens are changed according to patient preference. The patient is encouraged to perform as much of his own care as able. The Home Health Aide’s goal is to return the patient to independent self-care as soon as possible.
Medicaid (Title XIX) and some Private Insurances are used to pay for services for these clients of VNA Community Services.
Medicaid guidelines require a Level of Care assessment and prior authorization from DHSS before any In-home services can be reimbursed under the Medicaid benefit. Long term care insurances may also require limitations in handling Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Private Purchase can be made for any length of time. Call VNA direct at 1-800-286-5892 ext.1157 to request services or ask questions.
Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.