Patients & Caregivers
In-Home Care at Mary Washington Healthcare
Mary Washington Hospital Home Health has been providing quality home health
services to this region for over 30 years. Our priority is to care for
patients who are not able to travel back and forth to medical facilities.
As a part of Mary Washington Healthcare, we are held to the highest standards
of quality care as recognized by the
Joint Commission and
Magnet. Since 2008, Mary Washington Home Health has also been named to Home Health
Elite seven times..
Mary Washington Home Health offers the following in-home care, all managed
by your physician:
- Skilled nurses who work with your doctor to provide comprehensive care
- Rehabilitation services provided by physical, speech, and occupational
- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's) providing a wide range of patient services
- Social workers who can assist with evaluations and identifying community resources
- Dedicated 24 hour phone line for patient and family support
- Home health aides
We provide comprehensive nursing care for a range of conditions that include
heart failure, diabetes, pneumonia, COPD management, medication management,
joint replacements, cardiovascular surgeries and more. Our rehabilitation
services include physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Our in-home patients work with a registered dietician, receive caregiver
support, and have access to 24 hour support over the phone. Additionally,
we coordinate our care with other community resources.
We serve patients in Fredericksburg, Colonial Beach/Oak Grove, Stafford,
Locust Grove, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and Summerduck.
Mary Washington Home Health nursing staff consists of trained and experienced
RNs and CNAs. Our nurses are committed to working with your doctor to
develop the right care plan for each patient and their family. Our nurses
are empowered to consult the referring physician at any time a concern
or issues arises involving the patient treatment or medications.
Our nurses are specifically trained to provide comprehensive in-home care
for many diseases and conditions including:
- Heart failure
- Pneumonia/COPD management
- Medication management
- Joint replacements
- Cardiovascular surgeries
Often times, home health services are ordered by a physician as a patient
is being discharged from the hospital and/or nursing home. Our nurses,
social workers and intake team work closely with the patients physician
and caregivers to seamlessly set up home care services for patients prior
to their leaving the hospital. For many patients dealing with chronic
conditions such as COPD and heart failure, home health services can greatly
reduce repeated hospitalizations and readmissions.
Other nursing services include:
- Wound care
- Cancer care
- Ostomy care
- Maternal/child follow-up care
- Post-surgical care
- Enteral nutrition
- Patient education
- Pain/Symptom Management
Most patients receive an initial home health visit by a nurse or therapist
within 48 hours of discharge from the hospital.
Following a major illness or injury, some patients may need help relearning
how to perform daily activities or improve their speech. Mary Washington
Hospital Home Health has a team of rehabilitation specialists to provide
rehabilitation directly in a patient’s home or place of residence.
Physical Therapy - A physical therapist can put together a plan of care to help a patient
regain or strengthen use of muscles and joints.
- Exercise Sessions
- Transfer Training (in/out bed, in/out shower or tub)
- Gait/walking training
- Review Fall Precautions and weight bearing status
- Family/Caregiver Training
- Home Safety Review (equipment, walkways, bed/bath room accessibility)
- Coordinate Equipment Needs (walker, tub/shower bench, etc.)
Occupational Therapy - An occupational therapist can help a patient with physical, developmental,
social, or emotional disabilities relearn how to perform such daily functions
as eating, bathing, dressing, and more.
- Instruct/Review activities of daily living (dressing, meal preparation, bathing)
- Instruct/Review use of adaptive equipment
- Edema (swelling) management, as needed
- Instruct in Fall precautions
Speech Therapy - A speech therapist can help a patient regain the ability to communicate clearly.
- Cognitive Training
Thank a Caregiver
If you are led to give a tax-deductible donation to Mary Washington Home
Heath, call 540.741.1512.
Checks can be made out to:
Mary Washington Hospital Foundation
(Write "Home Health" in the memo section)
2600 Mary Washington Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401