Home Care Services in Fredericksburg
Quality Care from Mary Washington Healthcare
Home health aides are directly supervised by a nurse or other medical professional
and may work with therapists or other medical staff. Aides keep track
of what services the patient has received, as well as what sort of progress
the patient has made. They also report any change in the condition of
the patient to the case manager or supervisor.
Home health aides are often responsible for assistance with basic health-related
- Checking the patient’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate
- Assisting the patient with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing,
dressing, mobility, etc…
- Changing simple dressings
- Caring for skin
- Helping with braces and artificial limbs
Home Health Social Workers
Patients who need to be cared for at home benefit from the help of a personal
social worker. Social workers are able to provide resources and information
to ensure that the patient is safe and well-cared for in their home environment.
By providing educational tools and connections to resources within the
community, home health social workers are able to provide social, medical,
and psychological assistance.
The social worker is responsible for:
- Ensuring the patient has the resources they need to remain safely at home.
- Evaluating any psychological, social and/or medical needs.
- Determining when nursing home or assisted living placements are needed
and finding appropriate placement
- Communicating with physicians, nurses, therapy and administration about
the patient’s needs.
A home health social worker has a lot of responsibilities and works with
the full home health team. Through this communication, the social worker
helps the patient get the treatment that they need.
Call 540.741.1667 or 800.257.1667 to speak with one of our intake specialists.