Home Health Services
Starting with the hiring process, all staff, including our nurses, are thoroughly screened and regularly evaluated for their knowledge and expertise. They bring to your home the high level of quality care that you would expect from the University of Virginia Medical Center. Because they are highly experienced and highly trained, with most of them having advanced credentials in various specialties, they place a strong emphasis on patient and family teaching to maximize the potential for your independence. We work hard to maintain a reputation for excellence and to provide the highest quality care available, therefore, we support our staff in ongoing continuing education programs. On call 24 hours a day to assess your needs, our nurses have ready access to the expertise and resources of the renowned University of Virginia Medical Center.
Therapies: Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Our physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists provide restorative and rehabilitative services. Caregivers work closely with the patient in the design of an individualized treatment plan, with therapy provided in the home.
Physical therapists are ready to help you if you have physical disabilities or limitations that result in pain, decreased strength, decreased mobility or loss of function.
Speech-language pathologists can teach you to speak more normally after a stroke or injury or evaluate and test swallowing disorders.
Occupational therapists work with you to gain maximum independence in self-care, work, and other daily activities.
Medical social workers provide services to you and your family when you may be facing life changes or challenges due to illness, injury or caregiving responsibilities. Other services may include help with obtaining community services, assistance with long-range planning and decision-making, and short-term counseling.
Home Health Aides
Under the authorization of a physician, the direction of a registered nurse or physical therapist, and the consent of the patient or caregiver, our home health aides help support your plan of care. This may include assisting you with the therapy program the physical or occupational therapist has recommended or assisting you or your caregiver in important hygiene and skin care management. When the professional determines that a patient or caregiver would benefit from a home health aide, our team of home health aides easily can become one of the most valuable team members in your home.