Committed to Quality, Compassionate Care
Mary Washington Healthcare Home Health Services
Home health services assist elders, family caregivers and medical providers
to better manage chronic diseases at home. Our care teams are specifically
trained to provide comprehensive in-home care and education for diseases
and conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, joint replacements,
cancer, cardiovascular surgeries, pneumonia, COPD management, and more.
Patients with chronic diseases or conditions are monitored and visited
regularly by our home health teams.
For more information please call 540.741.1667 or 800.257.1667.
During regular in-home visits, home health nurses monitor and educate patients
in the following:
- Following a prescribed treatment plan
- Tracking and monitoring their symptoms
- Taking medications as needed and looking out for side effects
- Maintaining a heart healthy diet and controlling their weight
- Watching the amount of fluid they consume
- Making healthy lifestyle changes
Our home health team teaches patients and their caregivers to use tools
to monitor daily activities and record weight and symptoms. By caring
for themselves, patients take control of improving their quality of life.
Call 540.741.1667 or 800.257.1667 to speak with one of our intake specialists.
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.
Certified Nursing Assistants
Certified Nursing Assistants perform basic health-related services such as:
- 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
MWHC Home Health Social workers 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.
Social workers are responsible for:
- Ensuring the patient has the resources they need to remain safely at home.
- Evaluating any psychological, social and/or medical needs.
- Assisting with finding appropriate living arrangements when nursing home
or assisted living placements are needed
- Communicating with physicians, nurses, therapy and administration about
the patient’s needs.
- Helping with applications related to disability and insurance
Please call 540.741.1667 or 800.257.1667 to speak with one of our intake