Skilled Nursing

When your loved one requires extra care, you don't trust just anyone. Blue Ridge Home Health understands that when it comes to your loved ones, you don't cut corners.

That's why we provide the best skilled nursing care possible for your elderly or infirm family member or relative. Our Skilled Nursing Services are led by Licensed Nurses dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients.
Care is coordinated with the patient’s physician and is provided at home our patients home, their family’s home or an assisted living facility.
  • Teaching & Training Activities of Illness or Injury
  • Self Administration of injectable meds
  • Newly Diagnosed Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Ostomy Care and Reinforcement
  • Self-Catherization
  • Self-Administration of Gastrostomy or Enteral Feedings
  • Bowel or Bladder Care
  • Nutrition
  • Proper Body Alignment and Positioning and timing techniques of the bed-bound
  • Use and Care of Braces, Splints and Orthotics and Associated Skin Care
  • Proper Administration of Oral Medication
  • Proper Care and Application of any Special Dressings or Skin Treatments
  • IM/SQ Injections (B-12, Flu)
  • Central Line/PICC Line Care
  • IV Therapy (Antibiotic, Hydration, Pain Management)
  • Wound Care (Including Wound Vacs for ulcers, burns, pressure sores, open surgical sites, fistulas, tube site and tumor erosion sites)
  • Foley Catheter Insertion & Care
  • Medication Management with supporting skill
  • Laboratory/Blood Draws with supporting skill
  • Ostomy, PEG/G Tube & Enteral Feeding
  • Tracheotomy Care (short term)

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists give physician prescribed therapy to restore a patient to his/her maximum level of physical functioning.
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Home Exercises Program
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Range of Motion
  • Transfer Training
  • Gait Training
  • Prosthetic Training
  • Heat, massage, and therapeutic exercises to relieve pain, re-educate muscles, and restore function.
  • Heat and massage to reduce pain and spasms prior to exercise and muscle re-education and to stretch tightened tendons and stiff joints.
  • Evaluations for and instructions in the use of canes, walkers, crutches, wheel-chairs, traction, and other assistive devices.
  • Instructions in the use of rehabilitation equipment and exercises to improve strength, coordination, and endurance.
  • Instructions in wheelchair and shower transfer activities, stair climbing, and ambulation activities.

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapists give physician prescribed therapy to restore a patient to his/her maximum level of physical functioning.

Occupational Therapists provide medically prescribed treatments concerned with improving or restoring functions which have been impaired by illness or injury, or where function has been permanently lost or reduced, to improve the individual's ability to perform tasks required for independent functioning.
  • Evaluation
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Independence Living
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Perceptual Motor Training
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Neuro- Development Treatment
  • Sensory Treatment
  • Orthopedics/Splinting
  • Evaluation of the activities of daily living skills and homemaking skills, and evaluation of cognitive awareness
  • Gross and fine muscle strength and coordination
  • Cursory sensory evaluation, tactile sensation, and proprioception
  • Active and passive range of motion of upper extremities
  • Evaluation for adaptive equipment and functional or dynamic splints

Speech Therapy

Speech Pathologists, in accordance with a physician's order, assist the patient in regaining the ability to communicate. Therapists evaluate to determine the patient's type of speech or language disorder. Evaluations include assessment of:
  • Voice Disorders Treatments
  • Speech Articulation Disorder Treatments
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Dysphasia Treatments
  • Non-Oral Communication
  • Language Disorder Treatment
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Oral Peripheral Mechanism
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Skills
  • Auditory and Visual Comprehension
  • Rhythm and Prosody
  • Vocal Quality and Intensity
  • Dysphasia and associated impairments

Home Health Care Aide:

Home health aides assist with personal care services which are provided to maintain normal bodily comfort and to assist the patient toward independent living.
  • Assist with Bathing/Shower
  • Partial/Complete Bed Bath
  • Personal Care
  • Assist with Ambulation
  • Catheter Care
  • Assist with Home Exercise Program
  • Patient meal preparation/light housekeeping

Medical Social Worker

Medical social Workers of Blue Ridge Home Health Care provide those social services which contribute meaningfully to the treatment of a patient's condition. Medical Social Services are under the direction of the patient's physician and include (but are not limited to):
  • Assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the patient's illness, his need for care, his response to treatment, and his adjustment to care.
  • Appropriate action to obtain services to assist in resolving problems in these areas.
  • Assessment of the relationship of the patient's medical and nursing requirements to his home situation, his financial resources, and the community resources available to him.
  • Counseling Service (Short term)

Wound Care

We provide Nursing assessments and recommendation with reports and color photographs for the attending Physician. Wound Care Services are available for your patients with
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers, Decubitus Ulcers
  • Stomas
  • Skin Cancers
  • Surgical Wounds, Fistulas and Draining Wounds
  • Chronic Wounds that resist healing

Areas We Provide Care:

Austinville Fairview Indian Valley River Hill
Baywood Fancy Gap Ivanhoe Riverside
Bridle Creek Fries Lambsurg Spring Valley
Cana Galax Laurel Fork Sunnyside
Cliffview Gladesboro Meadows of Dan Sylvatus
Comers Rock Hillsville Mouth of Wilson Willis
Delhart Hilltown Peach Bottom Woodlawn
Dugspur Hebron Pipers Gap  
Elk Creek Independence Poplar Camp