Services

Lamoille Home Health and Hospice provides caring, expert home health care for you and your loved ones.  The homecare team begins with you and is made of many healthcare professionals working together to provide you with the best care. Our staff works closely with you and your physician to develop a home-based plan of care that is considerate of your mental, physical, and emotional health.  Our services include:

 

  • Skilled Nursing

  • High Technology Nursing

  • Rehabilitation Services

  • Licensed Nursing Assistants

  • Personal Care Attendants

  • Homemakers

  • Intake Coordination

  • Hospital Coordination

Please scroll down to read more about these services. Ask your doctor for a home health referral or call Lamoille Home Health & Hospice at 802-888-4651 to review your needs with an experienced nurse. Insurance companies mandate certain conditions for home health eligibility. 

 

Skilled Nursing

Under physicians’ directions and supervised by a nursing case manager, our nursing staff visits patients in their homes to assess physical condition and provide appropriate treatments and teaching.

 

Skilled nursing is provided to assess client needs, manage clients’ treatment plans and the delivery of comprehensive services, and coordinate care with physicians.  After you leave the hospital, you can trust in the expert care of Lamoille Home Health & Hospice's skilled nurses to help you heal effectively and comfortably at home.

 

Services provided may include cardiopulmonary assessment, medication teaching, preventative care instruction, wound care, and intravenous therapy. Those diagnosed with serious illnesses may benefit from palliative care. Ask your doctor for a referral or contact us for more informations at (802) 888-4651.

 

Therapy Services

Our physical, occupational and speech therapy services allow you to receive comprehensive rehabilitative care in the safety and comfort of your home. 

 

Physical Therapy (PT) 

 

Physical therapy may be applicable for someone experiencing:

 

  • A loss of balance

  • A fall

  • Difficulty walking

  • Joint pain

  • Back pain

  • Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

  • A stroke

  • Heart Failure

  • A heart attack

  • Any noticeable decline in function

 

Occupational Therapy (OT)  

 

Occupational therapy helps individuals regain day-to-day skills such as dressing and feeding. It may be applicable after:

 

  • Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

  • A stroke

  • Heart Failure

  • A heart attack

  • Joint pain in hands, arms or shoulders

  • Difficulty dressing

  • Difficulty bathing

  • Difficulty with meals

  • Declining memory

  • Any noticeable decline in function

Speech and Language Therapy

 

Speech and language therapy helps individuals improve breathing, speaking, or swallowing functioning. Speech therapists may help individuals who suffer from:

 

  • A stroke

  • A heart attack

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Difficulty speaking

Long Term Care

 

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice's long term care services help participants maintain their independence in preferred care settings, usually in the participants' home.  Our services are provided by a caring group of case managers, personal care attendants, and homemakers. 

 

Personal Care Attendants assist you with personal care needs by providing hands-on care like eating, bathing, toilet use, dressing, transferring and ambulation. They may also assist with tasks such as light housekeeping, shopping, errands, laundry, meal preparation, and companionship.

 

Homemakers assist you with light housekeeping, shopping, errands, laundry, meal preparation, and companionship.

 

Long Term Care Case Managers assist you with navigating through the available community services and establishing a person-centered plan of care to best meet your needs. 

 

Long term care services may be available to you through the Choices For Care program, VA benefits, private insurance or through private the fee-for-service program, CarePlus.

 

Choices for Care — is a Medicaid program funded by the State of Vermont. The program provides support that allows participants to maintain their independence and remain in the care setting of their choice as long as possible. This can include hands-on assistance with eating, bathing, toilet use, dressing, transferring and ambulation, as well as light housekeeping, shopping, errands, laundry, meal preparation, and companionship.

 

To receive long term care services, through the Vermont Choices For Care program, you must meet certain financial and clinical qualifications.  If you would like to find out more about whether you qualify, please call us at (802) 888-4651 to speak with our long term care case managers.

CarePlus – Individuals who do not qualify for the Choices for Care program can contract our services on an hourly basis.  The caregivers who work under this hourly rate are case managers, personal care attendants or licensed nurse’s aides.  Our Long Term Care Director will work with you to personalize a plan of care and create a schedule that will meet your needs. 

 

If you are interested in long term care services and have questions about your need and available services, please contact our office (802) 888-4651.

Palliative Care

 

Palliative care treats people suffering from serious and chronic illnesses such as cancer, cardiac disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney failure, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and more.

Palliative care is a team approach created to meet the individual needs of the client.. The core team includes the client, the clientt's doctor, nursing care, and a medical social worker who specializes in palliative care. Massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, chaplains and others may also be part of the team. 

 

The team spends as much time as necessary with you and your family. They become a partner with you, your family and your doctors. They support you and your family, not only by controlling your symptoms, but also by helping you to understand your treatment options and goals.

 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you may benefit from palliative care. Speak to your doctor and ask for it. Or, contact us for more informations at (802) 888-4651.

Hospice Care

Why might you choose hospice care?

Hospice caregivers are dedicated to enhancing your quality of remaining life by keeping you as alert and comfortable as possible in a familiar environment with the support of family and friends. Hospice programs offer services in your own home or in a hospice center, like a respite house, long term care facility, or hospital.

 

What services are provided?

​Hospice services typically include:

 

  • Basic medical care with a focus on pain and symptom control with access to your team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Medical supplies and equipment as needed.

  • Counseling and social support to help with psychological, emotional and spiritual needs.

  • Guidance with the difficult, but normal, issues of life completion and closure.

  • A break (respite care) for caregivers, family, and others who regularly care for you.

  • Personal Care Attendants who can help with personal care such as bathing and toileting.

  • Volunteer support, such as preparing meals.

  • Counseling and support for your loved ones after you die.  ​

 

How do I begin?

Ask your doctor for a hospice referral or call Lamoille Home Health & Hospice at 802-888-4651 to review your needs with an experienced hospice nurse. 

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Who pays for this?

Medicare (100%, no co-pay),  Medicaid, or other third party insurances such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna or MVP.  Each insurance has its own unique qualifications.  Lamoille Home Health & Hospice can assist you in determining your eligibility.

Maternal Child Health

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice provides caring, expert home health care for you and your newborn. Through home visits, we can answer questions, provide childbirth education and help you prepare for childbirth. After your baby is born, we help you settle into parenthood.

Services include:

 

  • Prenatal home care visits

  • Postpartum care

  • Assessment of both the mother and the baby

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Family adjustment support

  • Skilled nursing care if needed, such as IV therapy, blood pressure monitoring and nutritional information.

  • Family support services for families struggling with multiple stressors that can temporarily hinder their gcapacity to nurture their children.

 

Ask your doctor for a home health referral or call Lamoille Home Health & Hospice at 802-888-4651 to review your needs with an experienced nurse. Insurance companies may have requirements for coverage of home health care.

Lactation Consultation and Support

New mothers adjusting to life with a newborn can be challenging on many levels.  LHH&H provides breastfeeding information and support to mothers. We provide support, training and guidance to breastfeeding mothers and their babies, helping mothers achieve their nursing goals. We can also provide pumps and equipment that some mothers need to make breastfeeding work for them.

 

Services include:

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Postpartum support

  • Educational materials

Strong Families Vermont

Strong Families Vermont supports first-time mothers and their babies. LHH&H works  with mothers and babies in a partnership with Franklin Home Health and Hospice, serving mothers and babies in Franklin, Grand Isle and Lamoille Counties of Vermont. Our nurses visit mothers starting early in the pregnancy to provide support, education, and counseling on health, behavioral issues, and self-sufficiency. Visits continue until the child’s second birthday to ensure the best possible outcomes for the family. 

 

Member agencies of the VNAs of Vermont provide Strong Families Vermont programs in almost every county in the State. For more information about the national program, please visit the program's website or call us at (802) 888-4651. 

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice cares for families with young children by providing medical assessment, skilled nursing care, and physical, occupational and speech therapy to acutely and chronically ill children from birth to age 18.

 

Skilled Pediatric Therapies and Nursing

Pediatric Therapies

This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Staff provides assessment and interventions for children with developmental delays. Working closely with our home visitors, and as part of the Primary Service Provider team with the State’s Family, Infant and Toddler Program, this team is able to provide support to the entire family both short- and long-term.

 

Skilled Nursing

Providing assessment and care to acutely and chronically ill children from birth to age 18, skilled nursing services include IV therapy, wound care, management of diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, oncology diagnoses, and many other medical challenges.

Specialty Services

 

Telehealth

Our Telehealth Program monitors a client's vital signs and symptoms via a machine that transmits the information to Lamoille Home Health & Hospice. Telehealth monitoring has been shown to improve the delivery of home care and to decrease unplanned emergency visits and hospitalizations. 

 

Wound, IV and Ostomy Care

This treatment maximizes the wound healing process for:

  • Burns

  • Diabetic foot ulcers

  • Pressure ulcers

  • Surgical wounds

  • Radiation wounds

  • Skin tears

  • Ulcers due to poor circulation

  • Venous ulcers

 

Ostomy Care

Ostomy care consists of:

  • Ostomy self-care education

  • Peristomal skin evaluation and care

  • Stomal care including problem solving for stomal equipment and fitting, skin irritation, rash, leakage, odor and ulcerations.

Better Breathing Program

Our Better Breathing program is for people with diseases that affect their breathing and impairs their ability to perform daily activities. These include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, lung and congestive heart failure, serious asthma and neuromuscular disease. You must also be a non-smoker or working toward smoking cessation and have an order from your doctor.

 

The Better Breathing program helps you regain your quality of life using specialized therapeutic approaches including:

  • Exercise training and breathing strategies.

  • Energy conserving techniques.

  • Postural training.

  • Anxiety coping strategies.

  • Education about their disease.

  • Medication management & instruction in the use of medication delivery device

 

Falls Prevention

Our program provides techniques for elder and frail adults to help reduce their fear of falling, teaches exercises that can strengthen muscles, improve balance, and foster awareness of other techniques and tips that will reduce falls. For more information about our Falls Prevention program, contact us at (802) 888-4651.

Chronic Disease Management

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice can help manage the impact of your condition, help you to regain your independence and achieve the best possible health and quality of life. 

 

Our care services for persons with an illness include: 

  • Assessment of physical status and vital signs

  • Care coordination between LHH&H, your physician and other community services

  • Education about your disease

  • Assistance with managing your medications

  • Support in activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing

  • Social worker support, including advance directive planning and counseling for you and your family.

Call us today at 802-888-4651

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