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Clinical Services

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GMVNA Clinical Services

When the time comes that you or a family member need clinical services, GMVNA will partner you with a Care Manager who will be responsible for the planning and coordination of health services in the home. Working with the patient’s doctor and health care team, the Care Manager develops a personalized plan of care (POC) that fits the patient’s health and home environment. The POC may include one or more of the following services:

  • Skilled Nursing: Nursing care in the home is one on one. Care includes assessment, treatment and teaching related to new medical diagnoses or after surgery, illness or injury. Our staff provide emotional support while teaching patients and family members how to manage medications care and treatments at home.
  • Rehabilitation Services: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists work with patients in the home to achieve maximum function, independence and quality of life. Patients with neurological disorders or weakness or people who have recently undergone orthopedic, cardiac or other types of surgery may benefit from these services.
  • Home Care Aide: Home Care Aides provide personal care assistance for short periods during the recovery and family teaching process.
  • Social Work: Our medical social workers provide counseling around disease adjustment and care planning processes.
  • Specialty Programs: GMVNA has a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse, Movement Disorders program and a Bridge to Hospice program. These specialties offer our patients a higher level of expertise and care.  Disease Management Program includes patients with Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, and Neurological Disorders
  • Telehealth:  GMVNA’s Telehealth technology can be used in the home to monitor and manage a broad array of diseases and conditions.  The programs use evidence based medicine and clinical practice guidelines from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and other professional societies.  The Telehealth program will support the patients’ health outcomes, reduce risks and optimize care within the home. Telehealth is also available through our private pay home care division – Additional Care.
  • Anodyne Therapy: As part of our Gait/Balance/Strength Improvement program and developed in conjunction with your physician, this is a non-invasive infrared device that delivers temporary therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain, muscle spasm, and increased circulation where applied.

Please feel free to contact our office regarding any of the services/programs listed above.

About Our Care Managers

Our Care Managers are registered nurses and rehab therapists experienced in home health care, who provide skilled nursing services, monitor progress, and supervise aides placed in the patient’s home. They educate patients and families about medications, care, and treatments, and serve as patient advocates. Beyond their roles in your POC, Care Managers are available to:

  • Answer any questions regarding your home health care and other services provided
  • Assess and identify problems
  • Identify eligibility for government services
  • Be an advocate
  • Arrange medical appointments and transportation
  • Act as a liaison to families near and far
  • Arrange and monitor in home services
  • Provide education to both client and families regarding elder issues

At GMVNA, we go beyond traditional care management by offering complete health care management services to assist patients and families during every step of the patient’s health care journey. See GMVNA’s Senior Elite Program for more information.