VNS Core Services
Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, with a wide range of clinical backgrounds, will systemically assess, plan, deliver and continuously evaluate a high quality individualized plan of nursing care for each patient. Many of our nurses have extensive experience in emergency room, intensive care, medical/surgical, cancer, mental/emotional, pediatric care and obstetrical care settings. All are highly qualified and specially trained for the home care environment.
The Registered Nurse Case Manager will take into consideration each patient’s total needs and is responsible for managing the plan of care and coordinating all other necessary home care services. He/she will communicate frequently with each patient’s physician to update the plan of care and will ensure that all needed medical equipment and supplies are available.
Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants provide rehabilitative therapy including exercise, gait, balance and prosthetics training to help restore patients to their highest functioning levels of strength, range of motion and mobility.
Occupational therapists use rehabilitative techniques such as an
exercise regimen, splinting and/or helpful devices to increase their
patients’ ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
such as eating, dressing, grooming and performing household tasks.
Occupational therapists guide patients through specialized care
plans that encourage sensory and muscle return.
Speech language pathologists design treatment programs based on
individual needs to help patients regain and maximize their communication
skills and swallowing ability. The treatment focuses on improving
verbal comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing.
Medical Social Work
The Medical Social Worker provides short-term counseling services, referral to and coordination with community resources and assistance with living arrangements, identifying financial alternatives and long-range planning.
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aide services are delivered under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed therapist. Our aides have had experience caring for people in need and have been carefully chosen to provide care for the patients of our agency. An aide is assigned when there is a specific need for personal care on a part-time basis at home. Typical duties include bathing, shampooing hair, changing bed linen and assistance with other activities of daily living.