VNS SERVICES > HOME HEALTH CARE
Even before there was Medicare or Medicaid, VNS was providing home health care services. And now that home care is funded through a number of sources, the VNS team is still the first choice in the field.
All of our Home Care professionals bring commitment and compassion to the care of their patients. After a rigorous screening process that ensures only the most qualified have been selected, the VNS team members receive ongoing training on the latest medical technologies and care techniques. The result is superior home health care services from the finest providers in the profession.
VNS is a full-service home health care organization, providing nursing, physical therapists, speech and occupational therapists, home care aides, social workers, and dieticians all providing care under your doctor's guidance. We also arrange for home medical equipment and serve twenty-three Indiana Counties: Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Clay, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Shelby, Tipton, and Wabash.
If you’re interested in arranging home healthcare services for yourself or a loved one, call the VNS Admissions Department at 1-800-248-6540. You may also call 1-800-HOMECARE.
TOP TEN REASONS FOR HOME HEALTH CARE
1. Maintains independence
2. Reduces stress for patient and family
3. Promotes healing
4. Prevents or postpones institutionalization
5. Personalized Care
6. Addresses safety issues
7. Care from committed and compassionate professionals
8. Improves quality of life
9. Less expensive than a hospital or extended-stay facility
10. Extends life
QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK ABOUT YOUR HOME CARE PROVIDER
1. Is VNS licensed?
Visiting Nurse Service is a certified and licensed healthcare agency. We are licensed through the state of Indiana and certified by the Federal and State programs of Medicare and Medicaid. Being licensed and certified allows VNS to provide the highest level of home and community based services, such as Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Therapists and para-professionals.
A non-licensed agency can only offer non-licensed services such as homemaker and sitter-companion services.
Further, VNS is recognized for its standards of excellence by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
2. Who makes up their staff?
Our VNS professional staff are registered or licensed, bonded and insured and include:
- Skilled Nurses
- Certified Home Care Aides
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Medical Social Workers
3. Is there adequate supervision?
VNS follows all applicable Indiana state and federal regulations. Home care aides are supervised by a health care professional (nurse or therapist) to ensure quality of care. Registered nurses and therapists are supported by and report to a Clinical Manager. Case conferences are held to ensure that physician orders are followed and all services to the patient are provided with the patient and/or family's input.
4. Is the pricing reasonable?
As a not-for-profit organization, our fees are competitive and vary according to the skill level required. Most often VNS is reimbursed by insurers, such as Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
5. And with whom is VNS affiliated?
VNS has affiliations with many organizations, including central Indiana hospitals: Hendricks Community Hospital, Howard Regional Hospital, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Wishard Memorial Hospital, and Witham Memorial Hospital. We are also a long-standing member of the United Way of Central Indiana and United Way of Johnson County. In 2005, VNS was invited to join the United Way of Howard County. And lastly, we are accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).