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Nursing Specialties for Home Care
The healthcare maze can be frustrating enough for professionals—imagine what it is like for our patients. VNA Community Healthcare home health care nurses bring calm and focus to the turmoil that surrounds a family’s healthcare challenge by providing a range of specialty nursing services.
Wound Care Team
VNA Community Healthcare's wound care team is a multidisciplinary group. A Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), visiting nurses, physical therapists and an occupational therapist meet regularly to review care for patients receiving wound care services. The team uses standard protocols and a formulary, derived from current evidenced-based clinical information, to improve outcomes.
Wound care services make sense:
- For patients who come home from the hospital after surgery with an open wound
- For a patient who is a homebound diabetic with a foot wound
- For patients who are homebound with a wound that won't heal
Maternal Child Health
Our Maternal Child Health Nurses have experience working in hospital maternity wards and nurseries, and many are certified lactation consultants. During pregnancy, our nurses provide support for expectant parents, including prenatal education and in-home monitoring of high-risk pregnancies. When the baby arrives, we visit infants at home, helping new moms feel more confident when bathing, breastfeeding, and caring for their babies. For mothers recovering from a C-section, we make sure wounds are healing properly. We also work with mothers who have delivered twins or triplets, premature babies, or those with risk factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
VNA Community Healthcare also provides Pediatric Nursing. Our Pediatric Nurses visit the homes of children with a range of chronic and acute illnesses, from cancer to broken bones to head lice. We deliver injections following chemotherapy and make regular visits to follow up on the children's health.
Psychiatric Nursing Care
Special skill is required to provide psychiatric nursing services in a patient's home, and our psychiatric nurses have it. Most of our nurses are certified psychiatric nurses with additional specialized training. We provide patients with support and structure, ensuring medication compliance and promoting stability necessary for independent living.
Our extensive background in working with this population allows us to overcome resistance and build rapport. Through ongoing relationships, we teach coping and adaptive skills for both the patient and family members. By administering medication regularly, our nurses help patients with chronic mental illnesses live independently.
Patients receiving services from our wound care team heal better
Taking care of a new baby can be a challenge for parents. Nurse Jen can make the difference.