VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties

1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI, US, 02871
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VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties

The home care that Visiting Nurse Services provides is intermittent care - care provided several times a week or less for a short period of time. Care may be provided more often if the medical condition of the patient requires it. It is not private duty nursing and the care must require special skills not ordinarily carried out by a lay person. Care is provided by professionals and paraprofessional persons.

Skilled Home Care is covered by most private insurances, Medicare and Medicaid when there is a medical need for such care and it is provided under a plan of care authorized by a physician. Private health insurance may have special conditions. Call your health insurance company for more details. Medicare also requires that a patient be homebound. This means that the patient requires a considerable amount of help to go out and usually only for visits to the doctor.