visiting nurses – Medford Visiting Nurses Association
Lucy Rowe, RN, founded the Medford Visiting Nurses Association in 1900 when she began visiting patients in their homes on her bicycle. As the need for home nursing visits grew and the community recognized this crucial service, Lucy was joined by three more nurses over the next few years. We’ve gone a long way since then!
Nursing care in the comfort of your own home
- VNCC offers a variety of clinical services that can be delivered in the comfort and convenience of the client’s home when you or a family member requires continuing medical care.
- An evaluation by a Care Manager, who is in charge of planning, coordinating, and managing these health services, is the initial stage. The Care Manager builds a personalized plan of care (POC) in collaboration with the client’s doctor and healthcare team to address the individual’s health needs in a home setting.
One or more of the following services may be included in the POC:
- Skilled Nursing
Assessment and treatment for new medical diagnoses or recovery from surgery, illness, or injury are examples of one-on-one nursing care. Our registered nurses offer emotional support while teaching patients and their families how to manage medications, recovery, and therapies at home.
- Services for Rehabilitation
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists can help clients attain maximal function, independence, and quality of life in the comfort of their own homes. These services are available to clients with neurological problems or disabilities, as well as those recovering from surgery.
- Home Health Aide
During the rehabilitation and family adjustment process, home care aides give personal care help for short periods of time.
- Social Services
Our professional social workers can assist you with disease adjustment, care planning, and other essential issues that may emerge throughout your recovery.
About Our Care Managers
- Registered nurses and rehabilitation therapists with vast experience in home healthcare serve as our Care Managers. By providing competent nursing services, monitoring progress, and overseeing assistants, they oversee the client’s specific plan of care.
- Care Managers also serve as patient advocates and educate clients and families about medicine, care, and therapy. They can also help with:
- Identify eligibility for government services
- Arrange medical appointments and transportation
- Act as a liaison to families
- Arrange and monitor home healthcare services
- Provide education to clients and families
- Provide solutions to issues facing elderly clients