- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Home makers
- Aging in Place Program
- Companionship & socialization
- Transportation & errands
- Shopping & meal preparation
- Light housekeeping & laundry services [including linens]
RVNA has received the HomeCare Elite Award 2013 for Excellence for the 2nd year in a row!
The HomeCare Elite Award 2013 is recognition to the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.
The HomeCare Elite Award 2013 identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies & highlights the top 100 and the top 500 agencies overall.
Many older adults have planned surgery, such as hip or knee replacements, gall bladder removal or heart bypass. Surgery can improve function and quality of life, but it also entails risks. Anesthesia risks are well known, but older adults also have longer recovery times and may be vulnerable to adverse drug reactions.
“A Family Caregivers Guide to Surgery for Older Adults.” suggests questions to ask the surgeon about treatment goals, pain, and physical limitations after surgery, as well as costs and post discharge options. It also includes a checklist, adapted for family caregivers, from the American College of Surgeons and the American Geriatric Society to assess older patients before surgery. This checklist asks questions about the person’s cognitive status, history of falls, nutritional status, and other elements that may affect the surgery and its outcome. The guide can be accessed at http://www.nextstepincare.org/Caregiver_Home/Elective_Surgery