Visiting Health Services
Bringing Care Home, Where You Belong
When you need healthcare services at home, we’re there for you. Offering
a vast range of therapeutic and support services, the professional staff
of Visiting Health Services can aid your recovery from an accident, illness
or surgery. Or we can help you live better with a chronic illness such
as diabetes, cancer, emphysema or heart disease. Visiting Health Services
will help you stay where you belong — in the comfort of your own home.
- The patient as a partner in goal setting and decision making.
- The family as an integral part of the home care team.
- Compassionate responsiveness to the patient’s/family’s needs.
- Our role as partner in strengthening community resources.
To promote the continuum of health and well-being for the individual and
family through the coordination and delivery of professional and compassionate
assessments, healthcare services, and in-depth education in the home setting.
To cultivate the optimal health and independence of the individual through
the development of mutual healthcare goals among the patient, family,
physician and home care team.
The services provided to you are determined by your medical and care needs.
Before you receive Home Health care, a specific plan of care is designed
for you and submitted to your physician for approval.
A Team Effort
Your home care will be directed by your physician and provided by a team
of healthcare professionals that includes:
Registered Nurses: Specially trained in home care, they are responsible for evaluating your
condition and providing skilled nursing services. They offer instruction
on care, including skin/wound management; skilled aspects of care; medical
management; antibiotic administration; pain medication; IV therapy services;
pediatric care; longterm chronic care, such as heart failure, COPD, and
diabetes. Total joint care in collaboration with orthopaedic physicians.
Physical Therapists: Provide mobility assessment and treatments, build strength and mobility
after injury; stroke rehabilitation; special treatments; osteoporosis
and fall prevention and pediatric care. Total joint care in collaboration
with orthopaedic physicians.
Occupational Therapists: Help with activities of daily living, self-care and safety issues; adapt
homes for special needs; provide access to special equipment; teach energy
saving methods for patients with lung and heart problems, including pediatric
care. Total joint care in collaboration with orthopaedic physicians.
Social Worker: Link patients to community resources, long-term planning and support
with adjustment to diagnoses and changing circumstances affecting health.
Speech Language Pathologists: Assess and treat disorders related to difficulty speaking, swallowing
problems, progressive neurological problems, stroke, traumatic brain injury,
speech after tracheotomy, and many other disorders, including pediatric care.
Home Health Aide: Provide personal care such as bathing, ostomy care, household tasks,
and prescribed exercises.
Home visits are scheduled Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4:30pm. Special arrangements
can be made for evenings and weekends. Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. We service Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, Klickitat and Skamania counties.
- Licensed in Oregon and Washington
- Medicare Certified
- Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Part of a Plan
Visiting Health Services is not a substitute for treatment by your personal
physician nor for personalized care that can only be provided in a hospital
or nursing home. Visits are of short duration and are scheduled according
to your physician’s plan of care.
Making Your Home Safe
We can evaluate your home and make recommendations for safety aids to make
things easier and safer for you and those helping you with your home care.
We’ll help you locate any home medical equipment you may need to
buy or rent, such as a hospital bed, bathtub, grab bars or a wheelchair.
Method of Payment
Financial reimbursement for Visiting Health Services is made through:
- Medicare / Medicaid
- Private insurance programs
- Veterans Administration
- Workers Compensation insurances
- Self pay
If the cost of a family’s home care program is to be reimbursed,
Visiting Health Services will bill the insurance source directly. The
patient or responsible party will receive a bill when a portion of a bill
is not paid by the insurer (e.g. deductibles and co-insurance co-pay).
Home care costs qualify as medical expenses and are tax-deductible, within
certain limits, from federal income tax. If cost is a concern, talk to
our staff. You may be eligible for funding from other sources.
For more information, call
Toll-free (outside The Dalles)