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 certified by the
Joint Commission and
Magnet. Mary Washington Home Health has been named to Home Health Elite seven years.
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 needs
- Social workers who can assist with evaluations and identifying community resources
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.
MWHC Home Health Nursing Care
Mary Washington Home Health nursing staff consists of experienced Registered
Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. Our nurses are committed to working
with your doctor to develop individual care plans for each patient and
Our Home Health nurses provide comprehensive in-home care for many diseases
and conditions including:
- Heart failure
- Pneumonia/COPD management
- Joint replacements
- Cardiovascular surgeries
Nursing treatmens may include the following:
We focus on teaching patients to be able to take care of themselves independently
- Wound care
- Post-surgical care
- Ostomy care
- IV management
- Enteral nutrition
- Medication management
- Pain and symptom management
Home Health Services upon discharge from hospital
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.
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 place of residence. Our goal
is to teach patients how to best live safely in their home. Return demonstrations
are completed to confirm patients can perform important tasks independently
before leaving the home.
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 from place to place (in and out bed, in and out shower or tub)
- Gait and safe walking training
- Review fall precautions and weight bearing status
- Family and caregiver training
- Home Safety Review (equipment, walkways, bedroom and 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.
- Teach and review activities of daily living (dressing, meal preparation, bathing)
- Teach and review use of adaptive equipment
- Edema (swelling) management, as needed
- Teach fall precautions
Speech Therapy - A speech therapist can help a patient regain the ability to communicate clearly.
- Cognitive Training
- Head and neck treatment
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 (Home Health)
(Write "Home Health" in the memo section)
2600 Mary Washington Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401