Visiting Nursing Program
Home care is a simple phrase that encompasses a broad range of health and social services. Our services are provided by professional care providers in your home to assist with many medical and general health needs. We are available to respond to your needs and concerns with the full medical support of Rangely Family Medicine.
The Visiting Nursing Program allows you to be in the comfort and privacy of your own home while we provide medical care. This service is provided for those who may require extended medical care or are recovering from an accident, illness, or surgery.
Visiting Nursing gives the patient and their family the opportunity for independence while recovering in the familiar surroundings of their home. Home care also allows patients to preserve personal dignity.
Eligibility and Insurance
Rangely Visiting Nursing Program sees patients based on a physician’s referral from Rangely Family Medicine. The requirements for service are that the patient be:
- Home-bound (unable for health reasons to leave home without the assistance of another person).
- In need of care on an intermittent basis from one of our primary services, which include nursing, physical therapy and speech therapy.
- The patient’s condition must be deemed changeable. That is, the physician is expecting either an improvement or a decline in the patient’s health status.
- Under the care of a physician who has ordered home care.
Visiting Nursing Program care is generally covered by Medicaid, Workers’ Compensation, private insurance companies and private pay. If you have questions about admission or eligibility criteria, please feel free to contact the Rangely Family Medicine.
Experienced nurses work with patients, families, and their physicians to coordinate and ensure the highest quality of care. Our nursing staff may assist with medication administration, pain management, wound care, and other nursing needs. The nursing staff will also coordinate the activities of other health care professionals. Education and instruction to patients and caregivers regarding their illness and measures to cope effectively at home are an important part of the care the patient receives.
Professional Support Services
Our patients may have a variety of special needs such as walkers, wheelchairs, or home oxygen. We maintain a network of qualified professionals to assist with appropriate medical equipment, pharmaceutical, dietary, and respiratory care needs.
For More Information
Your physician and our Visiting Nurses are happy to give you more information about the Visiting Nursing Program and eligibility requirements. Please feel free to call Rangely Family Medicine at (970)675-2237and we will be happy to assist you.