Bringing health care to homes in and around greater Kansas City

Delivering health care in your home sweet home.

While recovering from surgery, an illness or an injury, your best possible place for recovery is the comfort and familiarity of your own home. Our Village Home Health care team members assist you in your home, providing you with medical care and support you need to get you back on your feet and back to living your life.

We provide a broad range of services, including these:

Village Home Health’s registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide highly skilled medical care at home when prescribed by a physician. Working hand-in-hand with your physician, our skilled nurses help recuperating individuals, or those with chronic illness or disabilities, reach the highest practical degree of recovery, comfort and independence.

Skilled Nursing services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Initial assessment, evaluations and physician follow-up
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Obtaining and monitoring vitals
  • Medication management and administration
  • Central line and port maintenance
  • Catheter care
  • Ostomy/colostomy care
  • Infusion therapies
  • Lab draws/injections/IV therapies
  • Wound care/dressing change
  • Tube feeding, G-tube care and teaching
  • Diabetic, pulmonary and orthopedic care

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists provide therapeutic services specifically designed for you and your home environment.

Physical Therapy

  • Evaluation and home safety assessment
  • Balance and coordination assessment and training to help prevent falls
  • Gait and transfer training to increase mobility
  • In-home therapeutic exercise program to increase strength, muscle function, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Prosthetic device instruction

Occupational Therapy

  • Evaluation, assessment and instruction to safely perform activities of daily living, including cooking, bathing and dressing
  • Adapting tasks and the home environment to increase independence
  • Therapeutic exercise for upper extremities
  • Assistance with splints and orthotic devices
  • Hand function and fine motor rehabilitation

Speech Therapy

  • Assessment and identification of speech, hearing, comprehension and memory loss
  • Instruction and treatment for improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders to enable safe eating practices

Village Home Health Aides help you feel better at home and maintain your independence. Under the direct supervision of a medical professional, they perform a variety of functions directly related to the care you receive, but may not technically be health care services. They can also provide much-needed respite care to help caregivers take a break from daily responsibilities.

Home Health Aide services include, but aren’t limited to assistance with:

  • Bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Transfers, lifting and walking
  • Oral medications and medical equipment
  • Prescribed therapy exercises and treatments
  • Wound care and bandaging
  • Other daily activities

Medical social workers play a vital role in the Village Home Health care team. They work with individuals and their families to determine needs and provide education and solutions to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.

Medical Social services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Assistance in accessing community resources for finances, food and transportation
  • Help in obtaining respite care and other health care alternatives
  • Counseling in emotional adjustments to lifestyle changes
  • Long-range planning for alternative placement assistance
  • Advance directives (Power of Attorney for Health Care or Living Will)
  • Grief counseling/coping with impending loss

Since home is where the heart is, Village Home Health is committed to providing the  comprehensive, customized cardiac care available, every day and right where you need it, at home.

Our highly skilled nursing and rehabilitation team works with integrated technologies to:

  • Decrease the need for emergency room visits or hospitalization
  • Closely monitor vital signs each day
  • Increase medication accuracy and compliance
  • Lessen the symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Improve patient outcomes and quality of life

The Village Home Health CHF program includes:

  • Intensive education on symptom recognition, disease management and lifestyle routines for the individual and family
  • Customized MedReady medication dispenser to ensure accuracy of dosing amounts and times
  • Telehealth technology that prompts the individual daily to check vital signs, immediately transmitted and reviewed by a clinician, prompting visits to the physician when needed
  • Blood pressure and vital signs tracking booklet to encourage self-care
  • Communication and collaboration with referring physician

Village Home Health’s Wound Care Program is a specialty program that provides individualized and skilled nursing care under a physician’s order. To ensure optimal outcomes, we treat wounds as well as what may often be an underlying disease that complicates the healing process.

Village Home Health Wound Care program includes:

  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Best practices and products for wound care
  • Catheter care, injections and dressing changes
  • IV therapy
  • Enterostomal therapy (wound and ostomy)
  • Communication and collaboration with referring physician

Infusion therapy is the intravenous (IV) administration of medicines and nutrition. Our specially trained nurses work directly with your physician and pharmacist to administer prescribed therapy at home while monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and the infusion device.

Village Home Health Infusion IV Therapy includes:

  • Education and support for individuals and their caregivers
  • Coordination and delivery of medication, supplies and equipment
  • Communication and collaboration with referring physician and pharmacy team
  • Outcome measurement and reporting

More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Up to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures and head traumas. Village Home Health’s Balance and Falls program is designed to assess and treat patient with balance and fall issues.

Village Home Health’s Balance and Falls program includes:

  • In-home screening for specific balance issues and falling risk
  • Customized interventions based on screening findings
  • Home assessment for environmental modifications and equipment
  • Medication assessment and monitoring
  • Individual and caregiver education regarding home safety
  • Assessment and therapy for balance and strengthening
  • Referral to physical and/or occupational therapists for additional evaluation and treatment

Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a common problem, but not an inevitable part of aging. Village Home Health’s experienced team of nurses and therapists can help to improve and strengthen bladder function and decrease the embarrassment and social isolation experienced by lack of bladder control.

Our experienced staff of nurses and therapists has completed advanced, specialized training to assess patients thoroughly, and provide both support and treatments that return them to independence and a sense of wellness.

Village Home Health’s Incontinence Program includes:

  • Detailed assessment of bladder functions and habits
  • Interventions and therapies that include bladder retraining, muscle training, and nutritional management
  • Medication assessment and review
  • Customized patient education and treatment options
  • Communication and collaboration with physicians and health care team

To learn more about home health care services in Kansas City provided by John Knox Village, please complete the contact form or call (816) 892-4380 to schedule a personal appointment.