Home Health

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing is at the core of VNA services. While some companies use “nurses” or even “angels” in their names, they are primarily companion services and do not provide the level of health care that VNA is known for. VNA nurses are highly trained patient advocates. We are proud to carry on the tradition of superior, compassionate care that has been delivered  throughout the Johnson County area for more than 70 years. VNA nurses work closely with each patient’s physician to develop an individual plan of care. They then coordinate with our teams of therapists, aides, and homemakers to help patients become independent in managing their care safely at home.

Examples of what our nurses can do:

  • Monitor a person’s vital signs, blood pressure, heart rate, medication, and any special diet.
  • Control the impact of acute and chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease as well as help reduce the complications caused by wounds and ostomies.
  • Teach self-care techniques for asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart and respiratory conditions, wounds, ostomies and catheters.
  • Arrange for additional services if needed and communicate with others in the home health care team.

Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Physical therapy can improve strength, mobility and safety. Occupational therapy helps you adapt to your illness or injury so you can get things done. Speech therapy focuses on communication, memory, comprehension and more. Our experienced staff of physical and occupational therapists will work closely with the patient, family, and physician to develop a rehabilitation care plan that meets each patient’s unique needs. Whether the patient requires post-operative therapy from a joint replacement or a falls assessment for a frail or elderly patient, people of all ages and diagnoses benefit from receiving rehabilitation at home.

Meet Physical Therapist Colin Grafft

Meet Physical Therapist David Harper

Meet Occupational Therapist Corrigan Goldsmith

Meet Speech Therapist Laura Farley

Common diagnoses that could benefit from home rehabilitation include:

Amputation     Developmental Delays     Arthritis     Failure to Thrive

Brain Injury     History of Falls     Cancer     Joint Replacement

Cardiac Surgeries     Multiple Sclerosis     Congestive Heart Failure

Spinal Cord Injuries     COPD     Stroke

Learn more about our new Neurorestorative Program!

Home Health Aides

Under the direction of our nursing staff, home health aides provide vital services like administering oral medications and help with prescribed exercises. Aides assist in keeping patient’s rooms hygienic and safe, and help with activities of daily living like moving to and from bed, bathing, dressing and grooming.

Assistance from skilled home health aides helps convalescent and/or disabled patients continue to live in their own homes instead of making a disruptive and expensive move to a healthcare facility. Home health aides have the training and experience to provide more extensive care than family or friends. Some help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs.


Homemaker Program

VNA patients also benefit from homemaking services. VNA’s expert homemakers help patients stay safe and independent by assisting with minor home maintenance, cleaning, laundry, and essential errands like grocery shopping. These homemaking services, often overlooked by insurance but deeply appreciated by recipients, can help patients avoid expensive facility care or repeated hospital stays.

Our staff of skilled homemakers and home helpers help elders, older adults, convalescent or disabled persons who are not able to do light housekeeping or run errands on their own.

Under the direction of our nursing staff, homemakers and home helpers provide assistance with vacuuming, grocery shopping, laundry, other light housekeeping needs and errands. Learn more about the program, and how you can help us continue to provide this vital service, by downloading our Homemaker Info Sheet.

Other Services

  • Medical Social Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Private Duty Care
  • Referral and Community Resources

The Visiting Nurse Association makes accommodations to promote clear and effective communications to the individuals we serve.

We provide language services to persons whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified interpreters at no charge to the patient
  • Information written in other languages

We will accommodate persons with special communication needs within our agency resources.  Services may include:

  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other  formats)
  • Someone to read written information to you
  • Using Telecommunication or Video Relay services

If you need these services, contact the VNA Intake Coordinator at (319) 337-9686.