Visiting Health & Supportive Services

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Visiting Health & Supportive Services

Ensuring the safety and well-being of a family or community member can present challenges.  Most people feel more relaxed and comfortable at home, surrounded by memories and encouraged by the feeling of independence.  When extra care or companionship is needed, we all want to help our loved ones – young and old – to be safe and healthy and to have the support and resources they need.

Whether you live near or far from the person in need, Visiting Health & Supportive Services (VHSS) can identify and provide valuable services that will help you achieve peace of mind.  Each day brings new and different circumstances that can feel overwhelming.  We’re here to help!

Here are just a few ways in which we can help you and your loved one receive the best possible care at home, even when you can’t be there:

Care Connections is a community nursing service that provides specialized, skilled care to residents of our communities in the comfort and security of their own home. Professional nurses will come to the home to perform services such as medication dosage,  and other skilled treatments and procedures.

Certified Home Health Aides are specially trained and certified by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. They can help you with personal care (bathing, toileting, and skin care), light housekeeping, meal preparation, and exercise therapy follow-up. They also will work with you to reinforce any physical, speech and occupational therapy regimens prescribed for you.  A Registered Nurse will accompany the Certified Home Health Aide on the first visit to develop a plan of care.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Certified Home Health Aide.

Companion Caregivers can enhance your peace of mind while providing assistance with reminders for personal obligations, bill paying and correspondence, socialization activities, shopping, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

Telemonitoring Program is when equipment is set up in the privacy and comfort of their home to monitor daily vital signs by a Registered Nurse.  This program is ideal for clients with chronic illness, unstable conditions, and congestive heart failure.

Medication Monitoring and Personal Medication Dispenser (PMD) is when one of our Registered Nurses can come to their home to review and organize medications and develop a medication management plan to fit your needs.  We can also set up an in-home PMD machine that dispenses medication automatically at the right time and right dosage to reduce the risk of missed or double doses.

For more information on these programs call, 908-788-6138.

 

Visiting Health & Supportive Services (VHSS) was founded in 1958 and joined Hunterdon Healthcare System in 1996. VHSS is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to deliver quality healthcare and supportive services to anyone who requires in-home assistance to manage optimally, including the chronically ill, children or homebound elderly. Our Certified Home Health Aides receive their certification through the NJ Board of Nursing and are accredited through Commission on Accreditation for Home Care. Visiting Health and Supportive Services is licensed under the State of New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs as a Health Care Service Firm.

Visiting Health & Supportive Services is a proud member of the Home Care Council of New Jersey – www.homecarecouncilnj.org.

 

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