Nursing and Home Care Aide Services
The role of Community VNA’s home health registered nurses (RNs) includes patient assessment and observation, patient and family education, administration of medications, wound care and the administration of a wide variety of skilled care and treatments as ordered by the physician.
Home care aides provide personal care including assistance with bathing, dressing, moving from bed to chair or assistance with walking and climbing stairs, if needed; light housekeeping and meal preparation where appropriate.
Innovations in technology and advances in health care treatments make it possible for more patients to recuperate at home. Our experienced nursing staff can assist with intravenous therapy for hydration, nutrition, antibiotics and pain management.
Assisting patients with their medications, including determining the proper dosages and observing any side effects is part of the role of the registered nurse. With the use of telehealth monitoring, patient information can be collected daily and shared with the patient's physician to monitor the effectiveness of many drugs or treatments.
Pain and Symptom Management
Our nursing staff is trained in the assessment of pain, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, proper doses and administration techniques. Through continuing edication, our nurses remain on the cutting edge of new developments in pain management.
The primary care nurse works with the patient, physician, other health care professionals and family caregivers to establish an individual care plan that meets the patient's needs. When appropriate, other community resources are also introduced.
Medical social workers work with the patient and family to alleviate the psychological and emotional barriers that might interfere with full recovery.