Home care often helps speed recovery, provides early detection or prevention of complications, and can prevent hospitalization or shorten a patient's length of hospitalization.
Care is provided by VNA Home Health staff under the direction of a physician, and follows a plan developed to address specific goals.
Home Health services include:
- Care and teaching related to a newly-diagnosed illness, such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, or cancer.
- Care for a worsening illness or condition.
- Follow-up care from surgery, stroke, illness or injury.
- Teaching patients about new treatments or medications (including Pharmacy consulting), and monitoring their progress.
- Teaching patients and their family/caregivers how to provide care or how to operate and maintain in-home medical equipment.
- Health care and emotional support during a terminal illness.
- Chaplin Services
Learn more about our team of caregivers and home care eligibility criteria.
Support for our patients and their families
Part of providing in-home care is making sure our patient’s support network—his or her family, friends or caregivers—has the information and emotional support they need to cope with the complex challenges of caregiving. Our staff will:
- Teach you how to provide care for your loved one.
- Help you obtain medical equipment and supplies.
- Connect you with resources and support networks in our community.
- Provide emotional support during trying times
Do you qualify for Home Health Care in Spokane?
Our patients must need “skilled” care from a nurse, or a physical, occupational or speech therapist. Some may qualify for other care such as personal care, bathing or social work. Providence VNA Home Health does not provide private duty care, such as assistance with daily living, meal preparation, companion care, etc.
If you have questions about whether you or someone you care for qualifies for our services, or wish to refer a patient, please call (509) 534-4300 and ask for a Patient Care Coordinator.