There's no place like home when it comes to your comfort while recuperating from an illness or recovering from surgery. When combined with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will receive the same outstanding facility care at home, there really is no better option than Chesapeake Regional’s in-home service, Comfort Care. With Comfort Care, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, home health aides, social workers, and licensed chaplains are available to come to your home to provide personalized follow-up medical care as you need it. The specialized healthcare team prioritizes your care in order to make sure your every medical need is addressed.
Hospice was developed at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in 1994 and received full Medicare certification in 1995. Hospice is a Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency, which also is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations. Membership has been maintained in both the Virginia Association of Hospices and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
ComfortCare is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations. Comfort Care Hospice also is a member of the Virginia Association of Hospices and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Comfort Care Home Health & Hospice includes:
- Skilled Nursing Services. Registered, licensed, bonded nurses are capable of providing a full range of care requested by physicians including such services as managing medications, changing catheters, overseeing tube feedings, helping with certified ostomy care and handling injections.
- Partner Level Four with We Honor Veterans. We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the US are Veterans.
- IV Therapy. This service often allows patients to go home sooner than expected after being hospitalized or prevents them from being hospitalized at all by bringing skilled treatment and the attention of medical professionals into their homes. Services are available 24 hours a day.
- Rehabilitation Services. Rehabilitation therapists provide skilled, hands-on care in the comfortable surroundings of patients’ homes. Physical, occupational and speech therapists are specifically trained to handle your rehab needs resulting from stroke, head injury, neurological diseases, arthritis, orthopedic surgery, bone fractures, amputation, heart attack, lower back and joint pain, and general overall weakness following illness.
- Palliative Care Services. Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for families and patients with advanced illness. Pain and symptom control is provided, as well as emotional support and counseling.
- Pain Management Nursing Services. Our pain management nurses work with referring physicians to help patients control their pain and achieve some comfort with minimal side effects. The service is appropriate for anyone who experiences chronic pain.
- Chronic Disease Management. Chronic diseases can lead to a disruption of independent life. With specialized pathways for CHF, COPD, and other chronic conditions, our team can help patients better manage these symptoms in order to retain the lifestyle they desire.
- Telehealth monitoring. By providing specially-designed, easy-to-use monitoring equipment, patients who need regular monitoring of their vital signs and symptoms can check their status from the comfort of their own home while the data is transferred to our team of nurses for evaluation, providing peace of mind without the cost of independence.
Comfort Care requires a physician’s referral and is covered by most insurance plans.
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