VNAHSWR’s Case Managers and the Choices for Care Program Keeps Patients Safe and Independent in the Comfort of Home

WHAT IS THE CHOICES FOR CARE PROGRAM?

Choices for Care provides personal care and support services to residents 65 years and older and to those of any age living with a physical disability who need help with every day activities.Our goal is to help participants remain independent, safe and comfortable in the place they call home, improve their quality of life and remain as active as possible for as long as they can.Working as a team, we ensure that you are receiving the services you need from VNAHSWR or other community agencies. We will create an individual care plan to address your individual needs and goals. When needed, long-term care services are available 7 days a week.

CASE MANAGEMENT

A VNAHSWR registered nurse or social worker will be your case manager who can assist you in gaining access to medical, social, financial and other supportive services, and will manage those services for you. Your Case Manager will meet with you wherever you are. We will do an initial assessment and determine the number of hours of care and services available to you and begin discussing financial paperwork

Even if you choose to hire a private caregiver, VNAHSWR can still provide case management services through Choices for Care. We can even provide information and assistance to your caregivers to enable them to assist in your care.

Why choose VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region?

When you choose a VNAHSWR case manager, you have an entire health team at your disposal, including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, home health aides, social workers and nutritionist.

Why is this important?

As a Medicare certified home health care agency as well as a Choices for Care provider, VNAHSWR offers you continuity of care. This means your VNAHSWR Case Manager can quickly alert the home care team of any changes in your condition or circumstances before things get worse.  By taking a pro-active stance, we can better manage your care, respond quickly to medical needs and help you remain independent for as long as possible.

Your VNAHSWR Case Manager will visit you every 60 days and can be called at any time.

Homemaker Services

Help with things around the house may be just what you or a family member needs to live independently. Our homemakers can help maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment by assisting you with light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, errands and medication reminders.

Personal Care

In addition to the homemaker services above, our Personal Care Attendants can provide extended hours of service to help you with personal care such as bathing, grooming, toileting, transfers and ambulation.

Companionship Care

To ease a person’s isolation, our caregivers will spend time with you, socializing, taking walks or going shopping.

Transportation

Being able to get around is the key to independence for everyone. We provide transportation to medical appointments and other activities, including shopping, family and social events.

Respite for Caregivers

We provide assistance when families and other caregivers need a well-deserved break from the demands of care.

How do I qualify?

If you are eligible for Medicaid, Level 2 nursing home placement, meet financial criteria, and require help with daily living  activities like bathing and grooming, you qualify for Choices for Care services.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for Medicaid, please call us at (802) 770.1571.

If you do not qualify for Medicaid, you may pay privately for services available from CarePlus, our private care program. For information on the CarePlus program, call 802.770.1600.