Home Medical Services at Gunnison Valley Health
Home Health in Gunnison County
Home Health is based on a continuum of comprehensive health care that promotes,
maintains and restores health. The clinicians who work in this area use
professional standards of care in assessment, diagnostics, outcome identification,
planning, implementation and evaluation. In home health, our focus is
on treatment, prevention and education.
We not only serve the patients directly but we also serve their families.
We work closely with our patients and their caregivers to assist in identifying
basic or long-term needs and achieving well established goals.
Our agency identifies the necessary disciplines to provide skilled services
for each patient. Our team works closely together to provide a fluid continuity
of care that helps to maximize independence and improve a patient’s
functional ability. Through these services, clients are able to remain
in their home and utilize community-based resources (like home health).
Home Health Professionals
Gunnison Valley Health's team of Home Health Professionals include:
Will provide assessment and teaching, medication and pain management, IV
therapy, wound care and catheter/ostomy management and many other skilled
services. Nurses use the nursing model and theoretical foundations to
assess, plan, implement and evaluate the patient's plan of care.
CERTIFIED NURSES AIDES:
Will provide assistance with personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation and
exercises. The nursing assistant can provide skin and wound care under
the supervision of a registered nurse.
Will provide techniques to include exercise, manual therapy, modalities
and neuromuscular re-education to improve strength, coordination and balance.
The therapist will assist with pain control and promote safe ambulation
in home. Therapy focuses on identifying and maximizing movement potential
within the spheres of education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Will provide customized treatment programs to improve activities of daily
living and recommend adaptive equipment modifications to promote home
safety. Therapy focuses on independent daily living skills through environmental
adaptation, education and exercise programs with the use of fundamental
MEDICAL SOCIAL SERVICES:
Will provide assistance to the patient and family in planning for long-term
care, financial management, assessing resources and adjusting to changes
in lifestyle caused by an illness/injury. Therapy focuses on counseling
and social support while emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration.
Gunnison Valley Health Home Medical Services
120 North Boulevard | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-4254