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Deaconess VNA: Home Health Care

Home health care is often recommended following a stay in the hospital or in a rehabilitation facility to help continue the recovery and healing process. Home health may also be the solution when your medical condition changes, you receive a new diagnosis or you are placed on a new medication or treatment. A physician’s appointment is an ideal time to discuss with the doctor how Deaconess VNA Home Care can improve your health and quality of life.


Qualifications for Home Health Care
 

  • Have a skilled nursing or therapy need

  • Must be homebound

  • the person must not leave home frequently. (Only going out for medical appointments, worship, or special-occasion activities)

  • Have a physician’s order stating the need for nursing or therapy services



Because home health is not intended to go on indefinitely and is provided on an intermittent (part time) basis, an important aspect of this care is teaching the patient and family (or other caregivers) how to care for themselves. Deaconess VNA staff from several departments often work together as a team to provide a holistic approach to patients’ needs.


Home Health Care services include
 

  • Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Medical Social Worker

  • Home Health Aides

  • Registered Dietician

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Telemonitoring


Examples of nursing home health services
 

  • Disease Management

  • Self-Care Education

  • IV Therapy

  • Wound Care

  • Tube Feedings

  • Colostomy Care

  • Dressing Change

  • Medication Education

  • Monitor Vitals, Blood Pressure, etc

  • Foley Catheter


Deaconess VNA provides home care services to patients in the Tri-state area, including Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana; and Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White and Williamson Counties in Illinois.


For more information or to make a referral, please call 812-425-3561 or toll free, 800-326-4862.



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