Home Health Services

Home Health Services

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Home Health Care Statistics

Here are the latest statistics available from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice:

  • Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. require some form of home health care.

  • More than 33,000 home health care providers exist today.

  • Almost two-thirds (63.8 percent) of home health care recipients are women.

  • More than two-thirds (69.1 percent) of home health care recipients are over age 65.

  • Conditions requiring home health care most frequently include diabetes, heart failure, chronic ulcer of the skin, osteoarthritis, and hypertension.

  • Approximately $72.2 billion was projected to be spent on home health care in 2009.

  • Medicare is the largest single payer of home care services. In 2009, Medicare spending was approximately 41 percent of the total home health care and hospice expenditure.


Our services allow patients to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home. In addition to direct care, our staff provides teaching to the patient and caregivers so that the patient can be cared for at home with confidence. Home health services are available for patients of all ages ranging from new mothers and infants, to older adults requiring nursing care or rehabilitation services after an illness, injury or hospital stay. Valley Health provides home health services through two agencies: Valley Health Home Health Services based in Winchester, Virginia, and Northern West Virginia Home Health based in Romney, West Virginia. 
 


Our Staff: 
Home Health Services is staffed by highly qualified, experienced healthcare professionals who work closely with the patient, his or her family and physician to provide a wide range of services. 
  • Nurses evaluate changes in physical condition; administer medications; change dressings and draw blood for testing. High-tech treatments such as IV therapy, and ventilator care are also provided. Registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Physical Therapists evaluate rehabilitation needs; teach therapeutic exercises, gait training, and prosthetic training; and identify and instruct on safety issues. 
  • Occupational Therapists help maximize independence in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing, eating, and home management by assessing upper body functions, vision and cognitive skills.
  • Speech Pathologists assess communication needs and provide treatment for language and hearing disorders. 
  • Social Workers evaluate social and emotional needs, and refer patients to appropriate community resources. 
  • Patient Care Techs offer personal care, assist with activities of daily living and perform household chores. 



Our Services: 
Home Health Services cares for patients with a variety of medical needs including: 
• Cardiovascular disorders 
• Diabetes 
• Medication administration (including I.V. therapy and injections) 
• Oncology 
• Respiratory disorders (asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and ventilator patients) 
• Wound care 
• Joint replacement 
• Osteoporosis/fracture 
• Infants & pediatric patients with ongoing medical needs 

Eligibility 
Home health services are available to anyone, provided that their medical and social needs allow for the patient to be cared for at home. The patient must also be under the care of an attending physician; and their home should be located in our geographic service area. 
 
Arranging Home Health Services 
For additional information about scheduling home health services please contact our Central Administrative Office which serves both Valley Health Home Health Services and Northern West Virginia Home Health: 

333 West Cork Street, #135 
Winchester, VA 22601 
Phone: 540-536-5200 or 800-236-8322 
Fax: 540-536-3251 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

A Commitment to Excellence... 
Winchester Medical Center Home Health Agency, providing care as Valley Health Home Health Services, is certified by The Joint Commission.