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Home Health Services

Care in the Comfort of Your Home

Our goal is simple and driven by our commitment to care. We help patients regain health, stay out of the hospital, and remaining living independently at home. Our personalized care supports patient’s recovery from surgery or illness, those returning home from the hospital or rehabilitation facility, and those managing life with a chronic illness or living with a disability.

Our Services

We Can Assist With:

  • Post-surgical care
  • Treatment of pain
  • Medication management
  • Injections and infusion therapy
  • Wound and ostomy care
  • Patient, family and caregiver education
  • Dietary counseling

Why Choose Us

Care Coordination: VNA case managers help coordinate a smooth transition home from the hospital or a rehabilitation facility. We ensure adequate communication between healthcare providers, hospital discharge planners, patients and caregivers.

Customized Care Plan: Working in conjunction with the patient and their physician, a registered nurse or therapist will create an individualized care plan of care and act as case manager for all home care services we provide.

Starting Care and Payment Are Easy

Just call our referral service center at 908-766-0180 to determine your home care needs.

Hospitalization is not a requirement for home health care. Many of our patients are referred by their personal physician.

Home health care is usually covered by Medicare if prescribed by a physician. We will verify your insurance and cover all reimbursements directly.

Call Us Today 908-766-0180

Frequently Asked Questions

My doctor has ordered home health care. Can I request the VNA of Somerset Hills?

Yes. Federal law gives all patients the right to choose their home health care provider.

Is the VNA of Somerset Hills certified by Medicare?

Yes. Our agency is certified as a Medicare provider by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), accredited by Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

How does a patient begin receiving services?

Our patients can be referred by their own physician, a hospital, rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing or assisted living facility, clergy, family, friends or self-referral. Before service can begin, the patient’s physician will write an order that prescribes home care. If you are referring yourself or a loved one, provide us with your physician’s name and phone number and our Referral Center staff will be happy to request the order. Once the VNA receives this order, we’ll contact the insurance company directly and determine if coverage is available and if authorization is required, notify the patient of any co-pays or deductibles, and schedule the first visit.

What’s the difference between home health care and personal care services?

Home health care provides physician-prescribed skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy services to individuals recovering from illness or surgery, living with chronic conditions and those who can avoid hospital admission and remain living safely at home with medical and personal care assistance. Personal care services provide for individuals who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulation, or feeding meal preparation, grocery shopping, and money management.

I have heard that patients must be homebound to receive home health services. What does this mean?

To qualify for Medicare-covered services, a patient must have “homebound” status, which is defined as a general inability to leave home due to illness or injury. Leaving home requires taxing effort, and absences from home are infrequent, and for short duration. However, it does not mean that the person is confined to bed or cannot leave the home at all.

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