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Virginia Association of Home Care Advocacy Day
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 6/16/2009 10:13 AM

AT Home Care traveled to Washington DC with a bus load of VAHC members to lobby for Home Health Care.  The day began at the crack of dawn, boarding a bus with home care administrators and nurses from all over the state of Virginia.  The group split up to meet with 12 different legislative aides and Senators about restoring the home health coverage reimbursement rate that is proposed to be cut 2.75 percent in the current President’s 2010 budget.  Over the next five years these cuts will reduce outlays for home health by $7.59 billion unless Congress blocks them.   Equipped with pamphlets and charts, we addressed the past cuts and projected losses for home care agencies should Obama’s budget go through as penned.

In an effort to draw attention to the importance of Home Health Care as part o ...

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New Technology Improves Home Health Care
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 6/10/2009 4:18 PM
As Home Health Care becomes a more important part of the complete medical care of a patient, the plan of care often involves more clinicians...
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Home Care Agencies Reconsider Investment in Advertising
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 4/30/2009 3:45 PM
Many Home Health Agency execs are changing their attitudes about the return on investment for advertising. Response rates and direct tracking are often tough for HHAs to determine, given that most referrals come not from the public but from physicians and discharge planners.
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Glut of Nurses Results In An Agency Advantage When Looking For Home Nurses
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 4/30/2009 3:40 PM
Six months ago we were scrambling to hire experienced home nurses for our home care agency. Now we get from 5 to 15 inquiries a week as more and more Registered Nurses are hitting the pavement and seeking jobs as home care nurses, or other positions in home health care agencies. The surge can be attributed to several factors...
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7th Annual Limb Drive
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 4/21/2009 10:26 AM

AT Home Care is gearing up for their 7th annual Limb Drive which will take place on Sunday, May 17th , in Norfolk.  We are collecting prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation equipment to be used by amputees in developing countries. PFP, the international nonprofit, medical-education organization, created the Walking Free program with AT Home Care’s internationally renowned physical therapist, David A. Lawrence, in 2002, to provide the much needed equipment to clinics established in developing countries.  The event takes place from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the parking lot of the Norfolk Tides Baseball stadium, Harbor Park, off Union Street in Norfolk.  Each person making a donation (limb,  walker, etc., or money) will receive 2 complimentary tickets (while supply lasts) to the baseball game that afternoon.

Prosthetic limbs and orthotic devices will be collected from hospitals, physical therapists and amputees from all over the country.&a ...

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Article: Home health Care Agency in Virginia - Tips
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 3/18/2009 4:40 PM

Here's another great article located in the resource section of our site. This article discusses tips for finding the right home health care agency in Virginia.


Outpatient Care article
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 3/18/2009 4:36 PM

This site is full of great content to help educate you on all the aspects of the in home health care industry. Some of it can be found on this blog, while others are located in other places on the site. This is a great article on outpatient care Virginia. It's a longer sized article that we felt deserved a permanent location on our site. We hope you find it educational!


Innovative Occupational Therapy at Home Health Care Agency
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 3/18/2009 3:19 PM

AT Home Care is on the cutting edge when it comes to new technology and educating their clinicians.  We are extremely proud of our therapy using Neural Muscular Electrical Stimulation technology (Vital Stim) which is used for people with difficulty swallowing. Vital Stim uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing.  At the same time, trained occupational therapists help patients ”re-educate” their muscles through rehabilitation therapy. It is used often with patients who are suffering from a stroke or other neuromuscular disorder.  There are patients who have had PEG tube feeding for years who never thought they would swallow again.  At the least, the therapy allows them a “pleasure feed” so they may enjoy the taste of food again.  The progress of this occupational therapy has increase dramatically over the last two years.   AT Home Care’s occupationa ...

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Elderly Must Be Diligent in Flu Prevention
The AT Home Care Blog By host on 3/18/2009 3:12 PM

The Center for Disease Control has reported a widespread epidemic of the Flu this season. It came late, but as of mid March the flu was rampant across the U.S.  The information gathered by the CDC indicated that 34 states were suffering from a widespread outbreak of the flu.  The rest of the states were reporting regional cases with only 2 states as having just local outbreaks.  The elderly are the most vulnerable to the flu virus because their immune system is not as strong. Unfortunately the flu can spread easily in group situations such as nursing homes and elder care facilities.  Home health care agencies are not seeing as much of the flu in their elderly patients due to their protection from outside germs as they recover in the comfort of their own homes.  Home health care offers convenient health care as well as added protection against the outside elements during this flu season! 


AT Home Care Achieves Ranking Among Top Agencies in the Country
AT Home Care Blog By webmaster on 3/16/2009 7:46 AM

Congratulations to the entire team of AT Home Care!  Our reputation for consistent high quality medical service has been recognized, not only by our referral sources, but also by the HomeCare Elite which awards the top 25% of homecare agencies in the country with this designation.    The list of home health agencies includes only those whose performance measures in quality of care and improvement and financial performance are the best in the nation. The award for 2008 is the 4th consecutive year AT Home Care has attained this ranking!
 
 The quality of care we provide to the elderly and disabled is tracked by the Center for Medicare Services which gives us a score on specific care delivered.  We couldn’t have achieved the Homecare Elite ranking without our dedicated clinicians who put patient service first.&a ...

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