Home Health

Physical and Occupational Therapy

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


Common diagnoses that require home rehabilitation are:

  • 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

Skilled Nursing

Our experienced nurses at the VNA are highly skilled, passionate, patient advocates. Our nursing staff is proud to carry on the tradition of superior, compassionate care that has been delivered to hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the Johnson County area for over sixty years. Working together with a patient’s physician the VNA nurses develop a plan of care to meet each individual patient’s needs. By providing clinical care, patient and family education and support; our nurses coordinate a home care program 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.

Maternal / Infant / Child Nursing

Our Maternal/ Infant/ Child Nurse (MIC) is a highly skilled obstetrical and pediatric nurse who provides home care services to women with high-risk pregnancies, premature infants, and early maternity discharge.

Our MIC Nurse intervenes at critical junctures in a family’s life and has the opportunity to be in a setting no other member of the care team are likely to enter; the patient’s home.

Examples of MIC referrals:

  • High-risk prenatal and postpartum care
  • High-risk infants, including prematurity
  • Infants with cardiac anomalies
  • Infants with feeding problems
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Early maternity discharge visits
  • C-Section wound care
  • High-risk teen moms and infants
  • Infants with respiratory problems

Home Health Aide

Our staff of skilled home health aides help elders, older adults, convalescent or disabled persons live in their own homes instead of in a healthcare facility. Most home health aides work with persons who need more extensive care than family or friends can provide. Some help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs.

Under the direction of our nursing staff, home health aides provide health-related services, such as administering oral medications, help with simple prescribed exercises, keeping patient’s rooms neat, and help patients to move from bed, bathe, dress and groom.

Home Maker / Home Helper

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.

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.