At Ohio Valley Home Health, we provide various types of care for patients of all ages, but most fall into one of two broad categories: assistance with the activities of daily living (provided by trained home health aides) and skilled nursing care (provided by Licensed Practical Nurses or LPNs, and Registered Nurses or RNs).

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Skilled Nursing Care

To qualify for skilled nursing home health services under Medicare, Medicaid and some insurance companies, a patient must be homebound* and under a doctor’s care, with the doctor establishing and periodically reviewing a plan of care that is reasonable and necessary. In addition, the patient must regularly require intermittent or hourly skilled nursing care.

The services provided under our Skilled Nursing Care may include:

  • Blood draws
  • Chronic illnesses management
  • Diabetic care
  • Healthy living education
  • IV therapy
  • New diagnosis education
  • Wound care
  • Catheter maintenance
  • Colostomy maintenance
  • Disease management
  • Injections
  • Medication management
  • Post surgery care

With each skilled nursing patient, one of our nurses makes an initial evaluation visit to the patient, then re-evaluates their needs regularly, preparing and updating the nursing plan of care as needed. In addition to providing the kinds of care described above, our nurses prepare clinical notes and inform physicians and others involved in the patient’s care of any changes as they occur.

* This doesn’t mean the patient can’t leave home, but that a medical condition or injury restricts their ability to leave their home without an assistive device such as crutches, a cane, a walker or a wheelchair, that they need special transportation or the assistance of another person, or that leaving their home is not medically advised. In other words, patients may leave their homes occasionally for reasons such as church services, hairdressing, family functions or to receive medical treatments, as long as they travel in a vehicle driven by another person.

Home Health Aides

Our Home Health Aides provide help with many of the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, transferring, incontinent care, eating, and walking. They may also assist with meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation and companionship. This level of care is often an important part of the post-hospitalization recovery process, especially during the weeks immediately following discharge when the patient still requires some level of regular physical assistance. We also provide respite care in situations where a family member is the primary caregiver, but needs a temporary break from those responsibilities.

Unlike other agencies, all of our Home Health Aides are state certified, and many have their CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) designation as well; this is one more example of our commitment to provide only the highest level of care for every patient.