Have you ever wondered if you or your loved one is taking a prescribed medication correctly?
Home health nursing can educate in the home to ensure medications are taken correctly and also monitor any issues or side effects. Home health offers peace of mind and the skill to communicate with healthcare providers eliminating barriers to care.
Imagine you leave your doctor’s office and head to the pharmacy to pick up your medications. On the way, you remember him mentioning you will need to take 1 pill twice a day and take a different medication at lunch and at bedtime. Yet another medication is to be taken with food, but only in the morning. Having multiple medications to manage, and remembering to take the correct dose at the correct time, can be very challenging. Especially if someone is dealing with a complicated illness such as congestive heart failure or diabetes.
This is where home health care can help! Your doctor recognizes that you may need help managing all of these medications while also learning how to identify complications of your chronic illness. He or she has a good understanding of what home health can provide and will discuss the service with you. Your doctor will then send a referral to a home health agency.
Home health is a skilled service (meaning a nurse, therapist, or other clinician) that provides care in the home under the direction of a doctor. Medication management is only one of the examples of the care that can be provided by our home health agency!
Volunteer Home Care provides home health, private duty, and personal care services in twenty-nine counties throughout West and Middle Tennessee. To meet the needs of our patients, we support them, comfort them through each stage of illness, and empower them to make informed decisions. Our mission to CARE with SKILL AND COMPASSION is clearly lived through our dedicated staff and in our relationships with our healthcare providers.