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Inova Home Health's team of highly-skilled multidisciplinary caregivers are assigned to specific geographic areas to ensure comprehensive coordination of services. Many of our staff members have specialized education and training.

Inova Home Health offers experts in:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Medical social work
  • Personal care by home health aides

We also offer specialty staff when needed, including registered dieticians, IV specialists, pediatric nurses, certified diabetic nurse educators, wound ostomy continence nurses and maternal child health nurses.

Skilled Nursing

  • Evaluate your condition and the factors affecting your health
  • Provide the appropriate care, support and advice
  • Teach you and your caregiver how to become independent in your care
  • Provide medication counseling and teaching
  • Teach you and your caregiver how to manage your illness and prevent complications

Physical Therapy

  • Help you achieve maximum independence and safety in your home
  • Instruct you and your caregiver in safety and fall prevention
  • Show you and your caregiver how to best move you to a bed, chair, or car
  • Develop an exercise program to help you recover
  • Help you and your caregiver choose and learn to use needed equipment such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair

Occupational Therapy

  • Help you regain everyday living skills, such as bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting
  • Help you and your caregiver learn new or safer ways to manage household chores
  • Help you choose and learn to use equipment you may need such as bathroom safety devices, dressing aides and feeding aides
  • Instruct you and your caregiver in safety and fall prevention
  • Develop and exercise program to help you recover

Speech & Language Therapy

  • Help you regain communication and memory skills if you have difficulty talking, understanding, reading, writing or thinking after illness or injury
  • Provide training in talking, listening, writing and reading skills
  • Teach you to swallow safely and make diet recommendations if you frequently choke when eating or drinking fluids
  • Show you exercises to improve your thinking, memory, problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • Help you achieve maximum independence and safety in your home

Medical Social Work

  • Provide information on long-term care options, such as assisted living arrangements
  • Suggest community programs to help the patient and caregiver meet care and social needs
  • Help access funds when financial limitations make obtaining medical care difficult, such as assistance with medications, medical care, food, rent or transportation
  • Counsel patients and caregivers who are having difficulty coping with illness
  • Provide grief counseling
  • Help resolve family conflicts affecting the patient's care

Personal Care by Inova Home Health Aides

  • Follow the plan for personal care developed by the nurse or therapist while you are under their care
  • Provide short-term personal care (bathing, dressing, shampooing, brushing your teeth, toileting) while you are learning to be independent