Visiting Nurse Association Of Md

Contact Information

7008 Security Blvd Baltimore, Maryland 21244

phone: view phone(410) 594-2600 or 1-888-523-5000

website: http://vnamd.com/

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Description

VNA Home Health of Maryland has been serving patients for over 100 years. It was founded in 1895 to meet the home health care needs of the residents of the greater Baltimore area. Over a period of time we have expanded our services to meet the needs of many of the residents of the state of Maryland.


We are especially proud of our ability to integrate the ever changing world of technological advancement in home care while still retaining a personalized caring relationship with each of our patients.


Services



  • Home Care Services

  • Skilled Adult Nursing

  • Infusion Therapy

  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Consultant

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Medical Social Work

  • Home Health Assistants

  • Nutritional Consultation

  • Certified Diabetic Educator

  • Skilled Adult Nursing


Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) under the direction of the RN, provide skilled nursing care that can only be performed safely and effectively by a nurse. Skilled services include wound care, IV therapy, medication management, pain and symptom management, education on all disease processes and instruction in the care of the patient. The goal of the nurse in home care is to help the patient and/or caregiver to become independent in his or her care. The RN, as case manager, works closely with other members of the team and with the primary physician to provide quality care.


Infusion Nurse


The VNA Home Health of Maryland has a core group of Infusion Nurses who assist and educate the patient/family in the administration, maintenance, and monitoring of specific infusion therapies in the home setting. The Infusion Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who, through study, supervised practice, and validation of competency, has acquired knowledge and developed skills necessary for the practice of infusion nursing. The Infusion Nurse Specialist has defined competencies in the following therapies: Hydration Therapy Parenteral Nutrition Antibiotic Therapy Access Device Maintenance Other Miscellaneous Therapies The VNA Infusion Nurse Specialist combines knowledge of Infusion Theory and Medical/Surgical Nursing Practice Theory to implement the Nursing Process of Care in the Home Care setting.


Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Consultant (WOCN)


The WOCN and Certified Wound Care Nurse is available for consultation for wound, fistula, ostomy and continence issues. The WOCN provides educational support to the staff through in-services, skills lab training sessions and protocol and team development. Data is analyzed and quality improvement plans are developed. The WOCN acts as a liaison between the staff and ordering physicians.


Physical Therapy (PT)


Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs), under the direction of a PT, work to restore and promote optimal strength and physical function for patients who have limitations, impairments or disabilities as the result of disease, disorders, conditions, or injuries. As clinicians, PTs perform evaluations that include taking of patient history, conducting systems review, and performing tests and measurements to identify potential or existing problems. PTs restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function, wellness, and quality of life using various modalities and techniques as allowed within their scope of practice. PTs not only work toward restoring function, but also deal with managing pain, instructing patients and caregivers in transfers, ambulation, and home safety issues, and develop exercise and educational programs to promote future health and wellness.


Occupational Therapy (OT)


Occupational Therapists (OTs) typically treat patients for activities of daily living. Treatment focuses on the patient’s ability to bathe, dress and groom, perform homemaking tasks, and prepare light meals. Often this is taught using new and alternative techniques for a hemiplegic, low vision techniques for the blind, energy conservation for cardiac and pulmonary patients, etc. An additional focus of OT is splinting and upper extremity contracture management and reduction, upper body strengthening, endurance building, and fine motor coordination in order for patients to become independent in performing activities of daily living (ADLs). OTs also address seating and positioning needs, adaptive equipment needs, and environmental changes necessary to make the home safe. In addition, OTs are trained to work with cognitive issues, psychosocial disorders, and often identify visual field cuts or distortions presented by patients.


Speech Therapy (ST)


Speech Therapists (STs), also known as Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), attempt to restore functional speech, voice, language, communication, or swallowing skills for patients with impairments in these areas as the result of injury or disease. SLPs screen, identify, assess and treat disorders of: Speech (articulation, fluency, voice, respiration) Language (expressive and receptive oral communication) Oral, pharyngeal, cervical esophageal (swallowing and oral functions for feeding) Cognitive aspects of communication (as associated with cognitive impairment) Social aspects of communication (ineffective social skills)


Medical Social Work (MSW)


Social Workers evaluate the social and emotional factors affecting ill and disabled patients and provide counseling to the patient and the family unit. They assist families with long-term planning and help to identify available community resources.


Home Health Aide (HHA)


Home Health Aides, under the direction of an RN, help patients with activities of daily living, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. They can assist with catheter care, range of motion exercises, taking of temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. HHAs do not take the place of the patient’s primary caregiver.


Nutrition Consultation/Certified Diabetic Educator


The VNA has a dietitian/certified diabetic educator who is available to work with our staff, patients, and families in diet instruction, such as a new diabetic, renal diets, diets designed to improve the healing process, and other special diets the physician may order. Nutrition counseling can help patients effectively treat and manage their diabetes.

Hours of work

Office Hours

Monday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Tueesday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Extra fields

Offers Nursing Care Services: Yes

Offers Physical Therapy Services: Yes

Offers Occupational Therapy Services: Yes

Offers Speech PAthology Services: Yes

Offers Medical Social Services: Yes

Offers Home Health Aide Services: Yes