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
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:
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)
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
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
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.