Home Health Care
Many people find that they heal best at home, surrounded by family and friends and the things they love. VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire offers a continuum of service and support to serve individuals of all ages. We can help:
- Recuperate from recent illness
- Recover from surgery
- Manage a chronic illness
- Coordinate your care during a transition home from hospital, rehabilitation or long term care facility
- Live well at home!
We provide high-quality, cost effective alternatives to institutional care, by delivering essential healthcare services in the comfort of home. Our multidisciplinary team, led by a nurse or therapist, and with the direction of a physician, works together with the patient and family to promote independence. We help you and your loved ones feel more comfortable, safe, and confident by providing loving, comprehensive care in a familiar setting. Our care will be scheduled to meet the demands of your healthcare challenge, and coordinated with your family members, when possible. A registered nurse is on call 24 hours a day. We are a phone call away!
Our Home Care Program offers a variety of specialized programs, such as:
- Cardiac Care
- Wound Care
- Falls Risk Assessment and Prevention
- IV Therapy
- Rehabilitation or Therapy services
- Post Mastectomy Care
The mission is to help patients achieve the highest level of independence possible by helping them recover at home. The focus is to provide individualized rehabilitation services specifically tailored to each home environment – either as an extension of, or an alternative to, institutional care. Together with the patient, his or her family and physician, our team will develop a rehab program designed to meet each individual's needs and goals.
The multidisciplinary home care team includes:
- Case Managers – registered nurses who provide skilled care and coordinate care
- Certified Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides – under the supervision of a registered nurse, assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and food preparation
- Dietitians – provide nutritional counseling
- Physical and Occupational Therapists- assist you back to your optimal level of functioning
- Speech/Language Pathologists- assist you with regaining or improving your speech
- Medical Social Workers – help identify and manage psychosocial problems that arise from an individual's illness or medical treatment; provide counseling and assist with access to appropriate financial and community resources.
- Home Care Association of New Hampshire
- American Academy of Home Care Physicians
- National Association for Home Care (NAHC)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who pays for home care?
Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans pay for services that home health agencies deliver. Payment from these sources depends on whether the care is medically necessary and the individual meets specific coverage criteria. Individuals may opt to pay out of pocket for services that are not covered by other sources. When services are medically necessary, and there is no ability to pay for the services, the Elliot provides Financial Assistance Programs