Personal-Touch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our trained professionals include experienced, dedicated, and compassionate nurses and home health aides who provide quality care in the comfort of each patient’s home. Our care extends to other areas where the patient may need assistance, such as grocery shopping, getting to appointments, and errands. Care is a highly personalized and customized process around the patient’s requirements. Services range in scope from full or selected assistance to people with autism or disabilities, to elder care, emotional support, companionship and to post-surgery recovery for all ages.

Home care services entail anything that assists a person with special needs, on a temporary or permanent basis. Before your loved one is matched with a health care professional, our Registered Nurse Supervisor meets with the patient and their family to assess the in-home care needs that will be required. From that evaluation, a unique and comprehensive care program is developed. This process allows for not only better, more personalized service, but more affordable service as well. Only what is desired in care is provided. As the needs of your loved one changes, Personal Touch regularly re-evaluates and assess care program. We take into account their emotional, environmental, intellectual, and financial well-being. 
 

 
Home Health Aides

Our home health aide provides services to patients who have difficulty performing tasks or caring for themselves in their home. These include clients who are elderly, have a chronic illness, or physical or cognitive challenges. They deliver hands-on responsibilities with compassion and kindness.  
Home health aides can be non-professional or professional depending on the specific role for which they are needed. Professional home aides are essential team members  in supporting individuals with health concerns associated with 
•    Cancer recovery
•    Stroke recovery
•    Heart disease
•    Alzheimer’s 
•    Dementia
•    Hospice support 


All aides provide home services under the home care program designed by the Registered Nurse Supervisor.  Home health aides provide basic help with things like:
•    Housekeeping, including laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, linen changes, and dusting
•    Monitoring medication
•    Transportation for running errands and to appointments
•    Grocery shopping
•    Bathing and dressing
•    Meal preparation and meal planning with nutrition in mind 
•    Visits for purposes of companionship, which may include emotional support, reading to the patient, and taking walks
•    Schedule an appointment organization

 

Professional home health aides can also provide medical-related assistance with things like:
•    Checking vital signs
•    Help with braces and artificial limbs
•    Changing bandages and dressings
•    Assistance with medical equipment

 

 
Homemaker / Home keeper

The homemaker/companion is a non-professional, trained to provide services in the home under the direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor.


Homemaker/companion aide services shall include but are not limited to:

  • Household budgeting and consumer education

  • Marketing for and preparation of nutritious and appetizing meals.

  • Routine housekeeping tasks to include washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, bed linen change, laundry, dusts and vacuum the rooms used by the patient

  • Observation and detailed feedback to the supervisor on the client's behavior, mood and adjustment at home

  • Emotional support, reading, letter writing

  • Accompany into the community and to all appointments

  • Performs all client care as directed on the Plan of Care formulated by the Registered Nurse
     

Personal-Touch also provides home health aide services by appropriately qualified home health aides in accordance with a physician's order and under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist. 

Hospice
 

Hospice is primarily a home care program, but services may also be provided in a hospital or nursing home. 

 

The Personal-Touch hospice team helps the patient and family make informed decisions about care giving, teaches the necessary skills for “hands-on” care and helps with the approaching and actual death. Hospice also offers assistance through the bereavement period. We offer hospice services in our Virginia location.

 

For more information on our hospice services, visit pthomecareva.com

Medial Social Work
 

Personal-Touch provides social services by a qualified medical social worker. The social worker performs a range of services that will include but are not limited to:

•  Assessment and reassessment of the patient

•  Referral to community resources

•  Nursing home and institutional placement assistance

•  Assisting with patient, family, and team members with social, emotional, and environmental issues relating to the patient’s health problems

•  Consulting with the physician regarding the patient’s status if his/her condition is adversely affected by social,
environmental or economic conditions

•  Providing rehabilitative and/ or supportive case work services

•  Development, implementation, review and revision of the plan of care

Nursing Services
 

Skilled nursing care is health care given when a person needs skilled nursing staff (registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)) to manage, observe, and evaluate care.  Skilled nursing care requires the involvement of skilled nursing staff in order to be given safely and effectively.  The goal of skilled nursing care is to help improve the patient's condition or to maintain the patient's condition and prevent it from getting worse.

Physical Therapy
 

Personal-Touch's Physical therapy team works directly with you and your referring physician to create a plan of care that meets your overall goals. Our therapists are dedicated to the communities they serve and to helping you discover the power of physical therapy.

Personal Care Aides
 

Personal Care Aides possess specific training to furnish assistance with in-home personal tasks for individuals who are unable to care for themselves. These duties can include
    
•    Showering and bathing
•    Grooming and hygiene
•    Help using the bathroom
•    Assistance getting dressed and undressed
•    Administering and keeping track of medication
•    Providing companionship, emotional support, and engaging in recreational activities with patients
•    Accompanying to social events, errands, and appointments
•    Nutritious meal preparation and planning
•    Housekeeping, including laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, linen changes, and dusting

Personal Care Aides provide a broad spectrum of support based on the specific needs and a personalized care program designed by the

Registered Nurse Supervisor.
 

Occupational Therapy
 

Occupational therapy (OT) addresses a combination of cognitive, physical and motor skills. Its goals including helping a child or adult gain
age-appropriate independence and participate more fully in life. Therapy begins with a certified occupational therapist evaluating the person's developmental level as well as related learning styles, social abilities, and environmental needs. Based on this evaluation, the therapist determines goals and selects strategies and tactics for enhancing key skills. For instance, goals may include independent dressing, feeding, grooming and use of the toilet, along with improved social, fine motor and visual perceptual skills.

 

Personal-Touch works with: 

  • Orthopedic conditions following surgery or injury, fractures, tendon and nerve injuries and other trauma

  • Hand-based debilities, including crush injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and other repetitive motion injuries such as handwriting problems and musician’s injuries

  • Accident  or head injury

  • Post breast-surgery issues

Pediatric Care
 

​The Pediatric division of Personal-Touch Home Care acknowledges the uniqueness of pediatric home care. We offer compassionate community based pediatric care that is family focused. We understand that children with complex, long term as well as short term medical needs have a right to be surrounded by the family love and support that is inherent in the healing process. Personal-Touch Home Care is committed to work in tandem with family members as partners to care for these children with special health care needs.

Comprehensive care plans are prepared for each child. Family needs and goals are incorporated into each child's plan and every effort is made to encourage a successful partnership between families and caregivers. Each branch works with discharge planners, Case Managers, Special Education Directors at local school districts and most major Insurance companies. We accept Medicaid, Private pay and Insurance. We provide Nurse or aide level services, dependent on needs of patient.

 

Our professional staff is appropriately licensed and/or certified in the states we service and receives ongoing supervision and training.

Individuals with mental health  challenges receive in-home care from trained psychiatric nurses and qualified social workers at Personal-Touch. Safety is primary. They follow the treatment designed by the Registered Nurse Supervisor per the patient’s doctor(s), prescribed medications, and State Board Regulations. 

The goal is to prevent the need for admission or re-admission into a hospital, rehabilitation center, or nursing care facility. Psychiatric Nursing assists patients by working collaboratively with the care team, physicians, and family members in securing the best possible outcome.  The scope includes mental health and physical needs, as well as tasks around the house, errands, and companionship.

In-home Psychiatric Nursing Care at Personal Touch treats patients with conditions such as:

•    Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD
•    Depression
•    Autism
•    Eating disorders
•    Addiction
•    Personality disorders 
•    Psychosis
•    Schizophrenia
•    Dementia/Alzheimer’s 

Mental health care is an indispensable part of integrative health. It directly affects physical health and well-being. An in-home psychiatric nurse can assist with recovery and eliminate risks often associated with mental illness. 
 

Psychiatric Nursing
 
 
Post Surgery Care

Post Surgery Care from Personal-Touch is tailored according to a combination of postoperative instructions from the physician and the patient’s specific needs. In-home care administered by both highly trained professionals and non-professionals depending on the needs of the patient, and the treatment plan by the Registered Nurse Supervisor. Services can range from a few hours per day to round-the-clock care, often including:

           

  • Wound Care, including changing dressings/bandages and draining fluids

  • Medication management and administration

  • Taking note of postoperative progress and communicating directly with the physician

  • Checking vital signs

  • Assisting with medical equipment

  • Assisting with postoperative physical therapy and exercises

  • Keeping the patient comfortable

  • Educating patients on self-monitoring for symptoms or signs of complications

  • Housekeeping, including laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, linen changes, and dusting

  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming

  • Meal preparation

  • Errands and transportation to appointments

 

In-home care after surgery allows patients to recover comfortably while minimizing the risk of injury, and performing all tasks necessary to enhance the healing process.

 
Speech Therapy

Personal-Touch professionals are educated to assess speech and language development and to treat speech and language disorders are called speech-language pathologists (sometimes informally referred to as speech therapists). Speech-language pathologists can also help people with swallowing disorders.

 

Adults may experience speech and language difficulties for a variety of reasons. 

Wound Care
 

Patients with severe wounds often need concentrated nursing care to ensure proper healing and minimize infection risk. Personal-Touch furnishes in-home attention to complex wound care needs. Treatment plans are specifically designed for individuals based on their particular wound and in concordance with their physician by the Registered Nurse Supervisor. In-home wound care services are provided for patients with the following conditions.

           

  • Burn/trauma victims

  • Pressure ulcers

  • Surgical wounds

  • Diabetic, arterial, and venous wounds on the lower legs

  • Non-healing wounds

Wound care services include:
•    Changing dressing/bandages and draining fluids
•    Medication management and administration
•    Checking vital signs
•    Assisting with medical equipment
•    Monitoring healing progress and communicating directly with the physician
•    Preventing infection and complications
•    IV therapy in the case of infection
•    Keeping the  patient comfortable
•    Educating the patient on self-monitoring for symptoms or signs of complications
•    Assisting with recommended physical therapy and exercises
•    Housekeeping, including laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, linen changes, and dusting
•    Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
•    Meal preparation
•    Errands and transportation to appointments

Service can be scheduled for just a few hours a day or continuous to 24-hour care, depending on the needs of the patient.