What Is Home Health Care?


Home health care services are provided throughout the community to patients of all ages with acute and chronic illnesses. Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and home health aides promote recovery; restore health; teach patients and families how to manage chronic illness; and maximize independence in activities of daily living.

 

Services include:

 

  • Skilled Nursing
    Nurses observe and assess your medical condition, and may provide help with medications, wounds, tubes and other treatments. Nurses provide case management and education to you and your caregiver. Specialized nurses are available to help patients with chronic diseases, mental health needs, wound care, cardiac care and other special conditions.
  • Speech-Language Therapy
    Speech-Language Therapists work with individuals who need speech, language, communication and swallowing training, after a stroke, surgery or other condition.
  • Physical Therapy
    Physical Therapists help you move around better, using treatments such as exercise, gait training, range of motion and others.
  • Home Health Aide Services
    Home Health Aides help with personal care and activities of daily living when skilled services are also provided.
  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapists help you get better with your activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing and bathing, using training and assistive devices.
  • Medical Social Work
    Medical Social Workers provide counseling and information on community resources.

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.

 

Where do we provide services?

We provide services in every single neighborhood in the entire city of Philadelphia. We also provide services in Montgomery, Bucks and Delaware Counties.

 

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 about VNA services, contact us at 215-473-0772 or help@vnaphilly.org.