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Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell
Health care that comes to you!
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I think "VNA" means
"Very Nice Attention!"

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell provides coordination of acute short-term home health services, focused on teaching self-care management. Our staff comes to your home to treat, to teach, to reassure, to connect. You will benefit from one-on-one, undistracted care. Our staff includes:

Nursing

Our Nurses assess the patient's condition in the home setting, communicate with the physician, provide treatment, teach patients and caregivers how to manage at home. Our staff includes nurses with advanced training and experience in wound care, diabetes education, infusion therapy, maternal-child health, ostomy care, and other specialty areas.

The nurse was very kind. She helped me not to feel ashamed of anything.

Rehabilitation

Our Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists work with patients to improve mobility, strength and functioning. Speech Therapists help patients overcome difficulties in articulation, voice or swallowing. These rehabilitation services are individually designed for each patient with the goal of achieving full potential for independent living.

The therapists were pleasant, courteous, professional and very helpful with my recovery. They went "over and above" to make sureI was learning and doing what I supposed to be doing,to make the recovery as fast as possible.

Social Services

Our team includes Medical Social Workers, who help patients connect to community resources, address family problems that may be impacting recovery, and provide information, encouragement and problem-solving assistance to reduce the stress, confusion and worry which often accompany major illness.

When you are "down," both physically and mentally, they help to bring you "up!"

 

Home Health Aides

Our Home Health Aides assist patients with personal hygiene, bathing and dressing - and help them follow the nursing or rehabilitation care plan. Their help enables many people to recover safely at home.

Your Aide demonstrated a high level of professionalism, sensitivity and perception. What were potentially very personally awkward circumstances became quite manageable as a result of her experience and excellent attitude.

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Here's a "quick check" that will help you determine what kind of services you may need from the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might benefit from the services of a VNA Nurse.

* Are you recovering from surgery due to a serious illness or injury?

* Are you recovering from a stroke or heart attack?

* Have you just been diagnosed with a major health problem?

* Are you taking many medications and want to know when to take them, how to take them, and why to take them?

* Are you having difficulty with your pregnancy?

* Are you a new mother and frustrated about caring for your crying infant?

* Do you need IV therapy at home?

* Are you undergoing treatment that has serious side effects?

* Do you have a wound that is difficult to heal?

* Do you have an ostomy that is difficult for you to manage?

* Have you just been diagnosed with diabetes or are you having problems managing your diabetes?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might benefit from the services of a VNA Home Health Aide or Homemaker.

* Are you having difficulty keeping yourself and your surroundings clean?

* Do you need help to get in and out of the bathtub or shower?

* Do you need help to get dressed?

* Do you have difficulty moving from your bed to a chair?

* Are you unable to prepare a light meal for yourself or launder your personal items?

* Do you need help with grocery shopping?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might benefit from the services of a VNA Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist.

* Are you having problems getting in/out of a bed or chair?

* Do you occasionally lose your balance?

* Do you feel weak and don't have enough strength to manage during the day?

* Are you having problems dressing or bathing yourself?

* Are you having problems making a light meal or working in the kitchen because you are short of breath or very weak?

* Do you need help in getting up and down the stairs?

* Do you need someone to show you how to use assistive devices (cane, walker, bath chair, etc.) that will help you be safe in your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might benefit from the services of a Speech Therapist.

* Are you having a hard time swallowing?

* Do you choke on thin liquids?

* Are you having difficulty finding words?

* Is your speech slurred?

* Are you having memory problems that affect your daily functioning?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might benefit from the services of a VNA Medical Social Worker.

* Are you facing difficult decisions as a result of your illness or injury?

* Do you need help to identify financial resources or apply for public benefits?

* Are family conflicts or your own worries interfering with your physical recovery?

* Do you need help to identify and connect with other services in the community?

* Are you overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings?

* Do you need help planning for the future?

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