As hospital stays get shorter, or as a medical condition progresses, you or your loved one may need highly skilled care that’s beyond what family or friends can provide. VNSNY skilled nursing care services are designed to keep you safe at home and to avoid setbacks and relapses that lead to hospitalization.
Every nurse is licensed and registered to work in New York State, and all of our nurses undergo extensive, on-going training that is specially designed to address home health care concerns. Many of our nurses are bilingual or multilingual, and we always try our best to match you with a nurse who can explain your care in the language you speak most comfortably.
The goal of home care is to maximize your physical, cognitive, and behavioral well-being so you can live independently at home, in your community. Your VNSNY nurse will coordinate all aspects of your care, including care from other providers, to ensure that your health needs are addressed throughout your recovery and will make sure that you are able to follow your doctors’ orders.
Your VNSNY nurse will work with you (and your caregivers) and your doctors to develop a plan of care designed to meet your needs. This plan will include the right combination of services to address your condition. Your VNSNY nurse will be the primary care coordinator, and will:
Depending on your needs, your nurse may also:
Taken incorrectly or in the wrong combination, medications can cause serious problems.
Your VNSNY nurse can help you:
Proper wound care is critical to healing and in preventing infection.
Your VNSNY nurse may:
By keeping track of your vital signs, your nurse can identify problems early and take measures to prevent them from becoming serious.
At each home visit, your nurse will:
Your VNSNY nurse is well-trained to handle most aspects of home care. But sometimes, patients have a medical condition that requires specialized medical expertise. If you have a wound that isn’t healing normally, for example, your home care nurse may bring in one of VNSNY’s Certified Nurse Specialists. Nurse Specialists have in-depth training and knowledge and can support your home care nurse with guidance to treat extremely complex or severe cases.
Our Nurse Specialists include: