8:00am - 5:00pm
203.458.4200 Guilford Office
203.288.1623 Hamden Office
Home Healthcare Nursing
VNA Community Healthcare nurses bring calm and focus to the turmoil that surrounds a family healthcare challenge. When you call us, a professional person will listen to you and answer your questions, even if you aren’t sure what you need. The healthcare maze in Connecticut can be frustrating. We will help you make sense of your health and treatment plan in the comfort and security of your home.
We begin with our initial assessment of you in your home. Your family caregiver is welcome to be present. With you and your family we build a “plan of care” to meet your personal health needs. You find out what to expect given your condition and how the visiting nurse and other home services will assist you.
Your doctor reviews and approves your plan of care. As visiting nurses, we are the link between you and your doctor. While you are receiving care from us we will update your doctor on your condition and describe how well your treatment plan is working.
Your plan may include other services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy and social work. Your nurse may also order a home health aide to help you with activities such as bathing, dressing, walking, cooking, and eating. Aides can also help with housekeeping.
You are a key partner in the plan of care. Achieving good results means working hand in hand with us – taking medications, sticking to your diet, monitoring your weight or blood sugar, or following the program from your physical therapist.
You and your caregiver can expect to learn much more about your medical condition from your visiting nurse. Together you will be prepared to take over your own care. We commit to helping you achieve the independence you need to stay at home longer. One of our greatest joys is making the road to recovery more comfortable, helping you return to healthy living as soon as possible.
A Visiting Nurse Makes Sense When:
- you come home from the hospital or short term rehabilitation
- you have had a new baby
- your doctor has diagnosed a new medical condition
- you are having problems managing a chronic health condition such as heart disease, breathing problems, Parkinson’s or diabetes
- you have been falling
- your doctor has added a new medicine
- you need to learn how to do a new medical procedure in your home
- you have a wound that needs help with healing
- your vital signs, such as blood pressure or blood sugar levels, are not stable
Patti checks George's lungs for good breathing
Barbara helps set up Clare's medications' box