Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) - Home Care for Chronically Ill Patients
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia - Philadelphia; East Falls
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Description of Service
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia continues its historic mission of meeting the evolving health care needs of our community with Home Care for Chronically Ill older adults. Our dedicated team of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses with diagnostic and prescriptive capabilities will evaluate and manage -- on a long-term basis -- chronically ill older adults who have multiple medical and social needs. These chronic care patients may have illnesses such as chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, arthritis, cancer and other conditions. Care is an active process. We work closely with all the patient’s service providers (family, social services and others) to ensure that the patient’s care is well coordinated while promoting medical safety and/or recovery.
Older adults who are homebound with more than one of the following conditions may be considered for a Chronic Care patient assessment:
Multiple/long term medical problems
Multiple functional limitations
Deficits in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Health risking behaviors such as drug abuse, alcoholism
Deficits in support systems, such as abuse or unsafe environment.
Difficulty obtaining community resources
Multiple community resources needed
History of frequent hospital admissions or emergency room visits
The Registered Nurse provides a comprehensive assessment (holistic) of the patient’s condition including the physical, mental, nutritional, emotional, social, environmental or financial support systems and manages interventions and evaluates results of interventions to promote patient recovery and medical safety.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia; PA
For more information, or to refer a patient for care, please phone 215-581-2046.
Fees or Charges
This program is available to all Medicare eligible clients who meet the criteria.