Skilled Nursing Services

All patients are assigned a registered nurse case manager who coordinates with all the other Home Health disciplines and the patient’s health care providers to develop the specific patient’s plan of care. Skilled Nursing services that WVP Home Health provides are:

  • Assess Safety and Home Adequacy
  • Disease Management and Self Care of Chronic Conditions
  • Medication Instruction and Management
  • Surgical Aftercare
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Parenteral/Enteral Therapy
  • Wound and Ostomy Care*
  • Teach or Delegate Care
  • Infusion Management
  • Anti-coagulation Therapy
  • Incontinence Management and Catheter Care

* Wound care is provided under the direction of a certified wound care nurse, who is an employee of WVP Home Health.

Physical Therapy Services
Our contracted physical therapist assesses the patient’s musculoskeletal system and educates patients/families on safety and mobility. Physical Therapy services that WVP Home Health provides are:

  • Comprehensive Assessment & Treatment
  • Family/Caregiver Education
  • Assess Mobility Issues
  • Assess Safety
  • Fall Risk Reduction Program
  • Assess Assistive Device Needs
  • Gait/Transfer Training
  • Therapeutic & Home Exercise Programs

Occupational Therapy Services
Our contracted occupational therapist evaluates the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living, determines barriers to independence and develops programs that help restore function. The evaluation includes identifying limitations in muscle strength, coordination, range of motion and problem solving skills. They provide a program to address these issues and help patients adapt and live safely in their environment. Occupational Therapy services that WVP Home Health provides are:

  • Home Safety
  • Grooming
  • Vision & Perception
  • Home Exercise
  • Lymphedema Treatment
  • Energy Conservation
  • Joint Protection
  • Dressing
  • Coordination
  • Cognition
  • Patient Education
  • Pain Assessment & Management
  • Sensation
  • Home Exercise Program

* Lymphedema treatment is provided by occupational therapists that are certified in Lymphedema treatment and are employees of WVP Home Health.

Speech Therapy Services

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, cognition/thinking skills, and communication disorders.

SLP services aim to improve a person’s quality of life through regaining the ability to eat and swallow, improving cognitive skills for increased independence, and helping to regain communication skills to express wants, needs, and ideas. The SLP also works with caregivers to help maintain the skills for long-term success.

Home Health Care:

  • Home Health Care is a benefit provided by Medicare and other private insurances.
  • Home health is intended to provide services for people who become temporarily home bound.
  • The care is provided by skilled nurses, therapists, and home health aides under a doctor’s order.

Home Health Aide Services

  • Personal Care
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Wound Care per RN Instruction

In-Home Care

  • In-Home Care is provided by trained caregivers.
  • Caregivers assist clients with activities of daily living.
  • In-Home Care can be for as long as the client needs.
  • In-Home Care is usually private pay and not covered by Medicare.
  • In-Home care does not require a doctor’s order.

In-Home Caregiver Services

  • Bathing and Dressing
  • Companionship/Socialization
  • Exercise
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Oral and Personal Hygiene

Provider Coordination
WVP Home Health works collaboratively with all of the patient’s health care providers. Our team works diligently to inform, dialog and problem solve the patient’s health care needs with the patient and the appropriate members of the patient’s direct health care team to ensure the best possible health outcome

 

Other Services include

  • 24/7 Access To Register Nurses
  • Family and Patient Education