Home Care

What is Home Care?

Home Health Care can help you live independently at home.

It can also help you get better at bathing, dressing, moving around, taking your medicines and help keep you from going to the emergency room or hospital.

Home Health Care includes skilled nursing care, as well as other skilled services, such as physical and occupational therapy and speech-language therapy services. Services may also include Medical Social Services and home health aide assistance. Home health care staff provides care and coordinates services ordered by your doctor.

Some examples of skilled home health care include:
  • Wound care
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Injections
  • Monitoring of a serious illness or an unstable health condition
  • Help with medications
  • Training in walking and climbing stairs
  • Rehabilitation exercise program
  • Swallowing, speech and language training

If you are recovering from an illness, wound, surgery, stroke or other disabling event, your doctor may prescribe home health care.

The goal of home health care is to help you reach and keep your best physical, mental and social well-being… at home where you want to be.

To find out more, contact us at 215-473-0772 or help@vnaphilly.org.