Since 1904, BVNA has provided high-quality care to individuals in their homes to aid recovery and recuperation from injury, illness, or a chronic condition diagnosis.
Today, BVNA continues to offer a full range of services in the home to 32 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Home Health Care is quite simply high quality clinical care provided to you where you live, whether that is in your own home, in someone else’s home, in an assisted living facility or other residential setting. It can often be an alternative to care provided in a hospital, nursing home or rehab facility, giving you the peace of mind of personalized care delivered to where you are most comfortable…in your own home.
It can help people who:
- Had a recent illness, accident, surgery, hospitalization or stay in a rehab facility
- Have plans for a surgery that will require after-care
- Have a new diagnosis or trouble managing a chronic illness such as Diabetes, CHF or COPD
- Had recent falls
- Are having trouble managing medications
- Are having difficulty managing a wound, ostomy or catheter
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
- Social Work
- Chronic Care Management
- Cardiac, COPD and Oncology Care
- Telehealth Services
- Wound Care
- IV Therapy
- Dietician & Nutrition Services
- Home Health Aide Services
- Diabetes Education Program
There are many programs and insurances that offer a home care benefit. These include Medicare, Medicaid, commercial health insurances, long-term care insurance and the VA. It is always best to verify exactly what is covered by your individual insurance plan. You can call us and we will be happy to help you figure this out.
You, your doctor or a hospital/rehab facility discharge planner can simply give us a call and we’ll take it from there.
Contact our Referral Department at 508-894-5272.
BVNA nurses are experienced in all aspects of caring for patients, including respiratory care, cardiac care, chemotherapy and oncology, intravenous (IV) therapy, wound care, diabetes, palliative care, and respiratory/pulmonary assessment. All in-home nursing services include care management, symptom management, and pain management.
BVNA nurses provide ongoing health monitoring, medication reconciliation, transitional care, and chronic disease management. Additionally, we specialize in Wound Care, Cardiac Care, Diabetes, and Palliative Care.
BVNA physical therapy services address pain, weaknesses, or immobility caused by sports, injury, surgery, or illness, or other life events. BVNA Physical Therapists provide the specialized care and treatment you need to help regain your strength, mobility, and balance.
Our focus is to help you regain the function you need to be as independent as you can in your environment.
BVNA Occupational Therapists help people perform everyday tasks in order to live a full, productive life. Occupational Therapists help individuals recovering from injury, stroke, or other medical conditions regain lost skills, as well as support older adults experiencing physical or cognitive changes.
BVNA Occupational Therapists help patients develop the skills they need to successfully complete day-to-day activities on their own by teaching and practicing everyday tasks, such as grooming, dressing and food preparation.
If you are experiencing general dizziness, suffer from headaches or frequent falls, or experience imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking, our specially trained therapists can help.
Vestibular therapy is a form of rehabilitation for patients experiencing dizziness and balance problems.
BVNA Speech-Language Pathologists offer cognitive, speech, and language evaluation and re-training as well as swallowing assessment and re-training to help individuals recovering from a stroke, living with a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.
BVNA Speech-Language Pathologists provide customized treatment plans based on individual needs and employ targeted speech therapy applications and evidenced-based practice to develop well-rounded plans of care that patients can continue independently.
Medical Social Work
BVNA Social Workers assess the patient’s physical, emotional, environmental, and social needs and then provides the patient with supportive resources in response to identified concerns and issues.
BVNA Social Workers advocate for our patients’ needs with the goal of enhancing our patients’ level of independence.
Home Health Aide Services
BVNA provides Home Health Aides (HHAs) as part of the plan of care, when indicated. HHAs provide personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing, as well as can provide basic meal prep and alert the patient to take medications. They are able to do light housework as well and all care is directed by a Health Care Professional such as an RN, PT, or OT.
Diabetes Care and Education
Brockton Visiting Nurse Association has Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) on staff offering high quality diabetes education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. Our Staff follow ADA guidelines and teach the skills necessary for a patient with Diabetes to become independent in managing their condition.
General topics of education are:
- Diabetes basics
- Healthy food choices and meal planning
- Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle
- Medication and insulin teaching
- Blood glucose monitoring and interpretation
- Preventing acute and chronic complications
- Stress management and problem solving
CDEs provide comprehensive care that gives people with diabetes the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes.
Our CDEs will get to know you as an individual, and help you create self-management plans that meet your specific needs based on age, work schedule, daily activities, family demands, eating habits, and health other conditions.
Telehealth uses various modes of technology to allow patients to report daily vital signs to BVNA and be engaged with their care plans and self-management. The patient provides this health information directly from their home and BVNA monitors the patient’s status remotely 7 days a week.
Through the 4G enabled tablets, BVNA is able to track our patients’ conditions and will receive alerts when the patient has high-risk vital sign readings or whose health survey answers raise concerns. Clinicians are then able to quickly intervene either by phone or video chat to help prevent a re-admittance to the hospital.
Each tablet is customized to the patient’s unique needs to take and track their daily vital signs, report their medication adherence, log daily activity, and take a daily customized health survey to see how they are doing. Additionally, the telehealth nurse can customize educational videos to each patient’s condition so even when there is not a BVNA nurse in the home the patient can continue to learn about their health conditions.
Each kit is specific to our patients needs and includes any or all of the following:
- Educational videos
- Care plans
- Medication reminders
- Blood Pressure Monitor
- Weight Scale
- Pulse Oximeter
- 4G tablet