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Visiting Nurses Association
of Southwest Georgia, Inc.

The Visiting Nurses Association is committed to providing quality home health care services
in the residence of patients with illness or disability.

VNA is a non-profit home health agency providing care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to residents in Decatur, Baker, Early, Clay, Quitman, Randolph, Miller and Seminole counties.

Visiting Nurses Association supports patients with a variety of specialized, personal health care services, each administered according to the attending physicianís specifications and prescribed orders.

Home health care is often an effective alternative to hospitalization or nursing home placement as well as being more cost effective. To qualify for home health care services, a patient must be homebound, under the care of a physician, and in need of skilled services. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay are payment options for home care services. Services are provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, religion or national origin.

Licensed nurses will carry out physicianís orders by providing services such as:

Wound care Foley catheter management
Diet education Colostomy instruction
Injections Medication instruction
Pain control Total parenteral nutrition
Enteral nutrition Mid/PICC line insertion and care
Intravenous hydration, antibiotics and chemotherapy
Disease process education, observation and assessment
Care and maintenance of central lines and implanted ports

Home Health Aids, under the supervision of registered nurses, help patients with personal care and the activities of daily living Bath/ shampoo and dressing Simple range of motion exercises Changing bed linens Toilet/catheter assistance

Rehabilitation Services are also available. Physical therapists provide treatment aimed at improving the patientís functional mobility in the home. The therapist instructs patients and caregivers on exercise programs, the use of prosthesis and other special equipment. Speech/language pathologists are available to assist patients in regaining their ability to communicate after a stroke or illness. They can also assist patients with swallowing disorders commonly experienced following stroke or debilitative disease.

For more information contact
The Visiting Nurses Association of Southwest Georgia
1323 East Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, Georgia

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