The VNS Long-Term
Home Health Care Program
Our Long-Term Home Healthcare Program (LTHHCP) offers a greater level of care for
individuals that would otherwise be medically eligible for placement in a hospital or residential
healthcare facility for an extended length of time if such a program were unavailable. Also known as a
"Nursing Home Without Walls," the VNS LTHHCP serves adults of all ages who have chronic illness.
The goal of our program is to encourage and maintain your independence and autonomy to the highest degree
possible -in your home, where you'd rather be.
The LTHHCP can benefit the following chronic conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Accidents and Injuries
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Respiratory Disease
- Stroke and Other Neurological Conditions
Advantages of the VNS Team Approach
We bring together a skilled multidisciplinary team of diverse professionals, which includes:
Occupational Therapist: Maximizes those skills necessary to improve independence with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, homemaking, coordination, balance, vision, energy conservation and work simplification. Adaptive equipment training and fabrication are available, as well as hand splints (fitted or custom-made), as needed.
Physical Therapist: Helps promote your independence with safe mobility through gait and balance training, strengthening, and movement re-education including motor planning, perceptual-motor interventions, and equipment management.
Speech-Language Pathologist: Promotes improvement in your communication, cognition and swallowing through individualized assessment and treatment. Implements programs to slow speech and swallowing deficits in progressive disorders and utilizes augmentative communication devices as needed.
Assesses the overall medical condition, recognizes complications related to neurological condition, teaches healthy lifestyle/diet, assesses psychosocial adjustment and works with you and your caregiver to maximize independence with proper use of medications and self-care management.
Medical Social Worker: Assists you with long-term planning, community resource availability, and provides the emotional support necessary to make a smooth transition home.
Clinical Dietician: Assesses your nutritional status and nutritional requirements, monitors nutrient intake, and educates/advises you on ways to correct or prevent dietary deficiencies.
Home Health Aide: Assists you with activities of daily living.