Care in the Comfort of Your Home
With more than 100 years of experience, Atlantic Visiting Nurse provides high-quality nursing and rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home. If you and your physician feel that you would benefit from home care – whether to prevent or postpone a hospitalization, or to help with recovery after a hospital stay – our team of nurses and rehabilitation experts can develop an individualized plan of care to meet your needs. We’re certified by The Joint Commission and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health . Atlantic Visiting Nurse - Home Health services are available to residents of Morris, Union, Essex, Sussex, Somerset and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Our list of comprehensive services includes:
- Skilled nursing
- Chronic illness and disease management
- Chronic pain management
- Comprehensive physical rehabilitation
- Remote patient monitoring
- Medical social work services
- Caregiver support
- Supportive care
We can assist with:
- Medication management
- Post-operative care
- Wound, ostomy and continence care
- Injections and infusion therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Community resource referrals
Atlantic Visiting Nurse participates in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most commercial insurances. If your physician certifies that you need home care, your Medicare A benefits will cover it 100% for the length of time deemed necessary. Our home care liaisons at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Atlantic Rehabilitation and numerous other health care facilities throughout our service area will call your doctor, verify your insurance and coordinate all the services you need. People in out-of-area hospitals can also access our home care services.
Home Health FAQs
My doctor has ordered home health care. Can I request Atlantic Visiting Nurse - Home Health?
Yes. By federal law, patients have the right to choose their home health care provider.
Is Atlantic Visiting Nurse certified by Medicare?
Yes. Atlantic Visiting Nurse is a highly rated, award winning agency certified by the Joint Commission regulatory agency as a Medicare provider, and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health.
How does a patient begin receiving services?
Patients can be referred by their primary care physician; a hospital, rehabilitation, or assisted living facility; or by family, friends, clergy, or as a self-referral. Before services can begin, the patient’s physician must write an order that prescribes home care. For self-referrals, our Care Success Center staff will be happy to contact the patient’s physician. Once Atlantic Visiting Nurse receives the order, we’ll contact the insurance company and determine if authorization is required and what services are covered. We’ll notify the patient of any co-pays or deductibles and schedule the first appointment.
What’s the difference between home health care and personal care services?
Personal care services aid individuals with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding and meal preparation, grocery shopping, and money management.
Home health care provides physician-prescribed, licensed nursing and therapy services to individuals dealing with chronic conditions, recovering from surgery or illness, and who can avoid hospital admission.
I heard that patients must be homebound to receive services. What does that mean?
To qualify for Medicare, a patient must have “homebound” status. This does not mean that the patient can never leave the home. Rather, it’s defined as a general inability to leave home due to illness or injury. For patients to receive “homebound” status, absences from home must be infrequent and of short duration due to the taxing nature of leaving the house.