Bon Secours’ Home Health team stays true to the original mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours, who founded our ministry by providing compassionate care for homebound patients in 1824. The team also is an important part of the future of medicine. As more physicians order home care in response to readmission guidelines, these caregivers will continue to be very much in demand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For many — including 338 Bon Secours Virginia employees — it’s a job with flexibility and the chance to work with patients one on one.
“I love Home Care,” said Bon Secours Richmond occupational therapist Marsha Raley. “You see people in their environment and work with what they already have. Or you can recommend new things.”
A variety of services
Bon Secours Virginia Home Health services include skilled nursing management of wound, medication and post-op issues, heart failure, diabetic teaching; telehealth monitoring, physical, occupational and speech therapy; social work, pediatric services, orthopaedic rehab and home health aides.
“Besides caregiving, there’s a lot of teaching involved,” said Lindsey Stanton, an RN with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Home Health. It’s a job, she said, requiring the ability to communicate with both physicians and family members to ensure best results.
Healing at home can have advantages for the patient. “Problem solving is easier because you can be specific to the patient,” said Kshitija Raje, DPT, GCS, a Richmond-based physical therapist. “You see the stairs in their home. You understand their challenges and how to help.”
You can trust Bon Secours Home Health to provide the best possible care in the comfort and privacy of the home. A physician referral is required to access Home Health services. If you feel you or a loved one is in need of these services, please let your physician know or contact one of our home health care specialists today.