VNA Healthtrends: The Next Generation of Home Health
At VNA Healthtrends, we provide superior patient care, reduce hospital readmissions and improve the long-term independence of our patients by helping them age in place – the VNA Healthtrends Way. Utilizing state-of-the art technology in our condition-specific programs and therapies allows our well-trained clinicians to maximize patient outcomes, ultimately shaping the next generation of home healthcare.
Based in the Midwest, we serve patients in the comfort of their own homes in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Arizona.
Our Condition Specific Programs
Falls Prevention Program
VNA Healthtrends’ Falls Prevention Program includes A step-by-step evaluation to identify risk factors that affect the patient’s potential for falling, resulting in an individualized care plan for each patient’s personal needs.
The Fall Prevention Program also includes a 4-8-week episode of home healthcare by licensed VNA Healthtrends therapists, with the goal of function, safety, strength and endurance as well as an approach that is safe, non-invasive and drug-free.
Find out more about our Falls Prevention Program.
VNA Healthtrends’ nurses work closely with each patient’s physician to create an individualized treatment plan that incorporates advanced healing techniques and therapeutic modalities, that meet the patient’s goals and maximize healing. Our multidisciplinary approach provides safe, non-invasive, drug-free treatment interventions in the comfort of your home.
Working together with a group of physicians, including a vascular surgeon, the VNA Healthtrends Wound Care program utilizes a wide spectrum of wound care products and strives to prevent infection and to enable a faster total recovery, that will ultimately yield better overall outcomes for our patients.
Read more about our Wound Care Program.
VNA Healthtrends nurses and therapists ensure that the safest interventions are applied to overcome the self-care challenges associated with pain. Pain intensity is assessed by the Numerical Rating Scale (PPI) and/or the Face Scale with each visit in efforts to reduce pain.
Through traditional therapy, pharmacological interventions and advanced therapeutic modalities, the VNA Healthtrends’ Pain Management Program is an essential component to relieving and preventing pain.
Find out more about our Pain Management Program.
Rehospitalizations are often due to lapses of care during a patient’s transition from the hospital to home. That’s why VNA Healthtrends Hospital to Home Program for joint replacement patients brings skilled nurses and therapists to work with patients within the first 24 hours after returning home post-acute. This results in better recovery and overall health for the patient. In fact, Medicare’s national average for rehospitalizations is 5.4%, while VNA Healthtrends’ is 0.
Read more about our Orthopedic Program.
CHF/Congestive Heart Failure
As many as 5.1 million Americans suffer from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). In order to minimize readmissions due to CHF exacerbation, VNA Healthtrends uses the state-of-the-art Zoe Fluid Status Monitor in their standard CHF treatment protocol.
The Zoe monitor has been called the “non-invasive chest x-ray” as studies show it indicates fluid around the heart and lungs better than an x-ray – as early as two weeks before the patient exhibits any of the symptoms of CHF reoccurrence, weight gain or difficulty breathing.
VNA Healthtrends’ Zoe monitor pilot program has successfully had a 0% readmission rate of its 62 patients, while the national average readmission rate is a staggering 24.1%.
Find out more about our CHF/Congestive Heart Failure Program.
COPD/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
In order to reduce the national COPD hospital readmission rate of approximately 17%, VNA Healthtrends strives to improve the self-care and at-home safety of our COPD patients.
The VNA Healthtrends COPD Program calls for: early intervention, including front-loading nurse visits, specific COPD-trained nurses and the creation of an individual self-care maintenance program for our patients.
In cases where the VNA Healthtrends Maintenance Program is also initiated, readmission rates drop even further.
Find out more about our COPD/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease program.
Diabetes & Nutrition
Diabetes affects a staggering number of Americans – over 29 million. The VNA Healthtrends comprehensive home health Diabetes & Nutrition Program is carefully designed to enhance the independence and long-term health of our patients by helping them control their diabetes symptoms and ultimately improve their lifestyle through nutrition counseling.
Read more about our Diabetes & Nutrition program.
As a child, VNA Healthtrends RN Sara Balgeman remembers being inspired by her aunt’s nursing profession. The way her aunt devoted herself to her patients and formed meaningful relationships with them left a deep impression. Balgeman decided in high school that she, too, would become a nurse and one day derive the same fullfilment from her career.Read More + See All Healthcare Heroes