Our nurses are thoroughly screened and regularly evaluated for their knowledge and expertise. We place a strong emphasis on patient and family teaching to maximize the potential for your independence.
Our nurses are on call 24/7 to assess your needs. They also have access to additional expertise and resources at UVA.
Disease & Wound Management
We teach self-care, medication management, exercise and diet regimens and wound care. Our programs in the following areas have been proven to reduce the need for emergency care and return visits to the hospital:
- Heart disease, including heart failure, coronary artery disease and hypertension
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Surgical recovery
- Wound care
Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Our staff works closely with you and your family to create an individualized treatment plan with restorative therapy.
Physical therapists are ready to help you if you have physical disabilities or limitations that result in pain, decreased strength, decreased mobility or loss of function.
Speech-language pathologists can teach you to speak more normally after a stroke or injury or evaluate and test swallowing disorders.
Occupational therapists work with you to gain maximum independence in self-care, work and other daily activities.
Medical social workers can help you and your family when facing life changes or challenges due to illness, injury or caregiving responsibilities. Other services may include help obtaining community services, short-term counseling and assistance with long-range planning and decision-making.
Home Health Aides
Under the authorization of a physician, nurse and therapists and with the consent of the patient or caregiver, our home health aides help support your plan of care. This may include helping you with the recommended therapy program or assisting you or your caregiver in important hygiene and skin care management.