If you have a chronic illness or even several, such as diabetes and hypertension, and you qualify for home health care, we’re here to provide the support you need to stay safe, comfortable, and healthy. Carilion Clinic's goal is to help you manage your medical conditions and live a full life. We help you stay home and healthy and out of the hospital.
If you’ve been hospitalized, we’ll help you to make a smooth transition back to being at home. After discharge, you will receive visits from a home health nurse three days in a row. He or she will help you understand your medications and make sure you have access to them.
Carilion understands how overwhelming it can be to cope with ongoing health challenges. If you have any of the following conditions, you can receive individual, at-home visits from warm, compassionate registered nurses who help provide the knowledge and confidence you need to manage your health and make positive life changes:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
We’ve created an easy-to-understand “red flag action plan” to help you and your caregiver distinguish between what’s normal for a person with your condition, what changes require a call to your doctor, and what signs or symptoms indicate an emergency.
Carilion's longevity program will help you manage your chronic illness or illnesses and lower your risk of hospitalization or re-hospitalization. Let us work with you so you have the tools you need to make changes to control your symptoms and improve your quality of life.