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PATIENT-CENTERED AND COMPASSIONATE CARE
TRAINING AND SUPPORT TO EMPOWER PATIENTS
DIRECT AND TRANSPARENT COMMUNICATION
RESPONSIVE ON-CALL MANAGEMENT
SUPERIOR SERVICE COORDINATION
WELCOME TO ANOVA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Providing High-Quality, Compassionate Health Care
to Patients in Their Own Homes
As a local provider of Home Health, Hospice, and In-Home Care in Western Pennsylvania, Anova Health Care System provides high-quality, compassionate health care to patients in their own homes. Our mission is to be the premier provider of patient-centered, at-home care. With our commitment to transparent communication, lifelong learning, and extensive training, our family-owned and operated agency is dedicated to touching lives and empowering patients and providers alike. Our approach to healthcare prioritizes our patients receiving dignified care in any setting as we strive to provide peace of mind for families and as much independence as possible for patients.
Value that we bring:
Whether you or your loved one needs home health, hospice, palliative care or personal care, we have high-quality programs to meet your needs through our continuum of care. We ensure you receive the right care at the right time. We partner with your Doctor, Hospital, and/or facility to ensure smooth care transitions and care coordination, which helps reduce avoidable rehospitalizations. As such, we’re able to create a customer focused environment with physicians, hospitals, and patients and provide meaningful individualized treatment, 24-hour turnaround, on-call management, and nursing coordination.
Qualified Staff :
Our team ensures top-quality clinicians and caregivers through a meticulous screening and selection process. We train our employees in the skills they require, and we regularly monitor their performance.
Our screening process includes a review of professional and character references, proper licensure or certification, criminal history record, child abuse record, satisfactory work record, and drug testing. Employees must also comply with Anova policies and our Agreement to Standards.
SERVICES WE OFFER
Home Health Care
Home health services provide skilled medical assistance and support to patients who require care to recover from illness, surgery or injury. This team of clinicians help patients to become as self-sufficient as possible in the comfort of their own homes. At Anova, our trained and experienced home health carers can offer services such as administering medications, vital sign monitoring, various specialized therapies and nursing care.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. At Anova, our team of doctors, nurses and other specially trained specialists work directly with patients, their families and other doctors to provide an extra layer of support that complements the patient's ongoing care.
Hospice care provides compassionate support for terminally ill patients and those they love as they approach the end of their life. Hospice care can benefit patients by providing relief from symptoms and pain while offering a greater sense of personal wellbeing. At Anova, we ensure that terminally ill patients and their loved ones receive dignified, compassionate care that promotes comfort and dignity as they enter the last chapter of their life story.
Private Duty / In-Home Care
Private Duty / In-Home care includes any non-medical support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. In-home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability. Our in-home private duty services can be availed without a physician’s order and offer greater convenience, privacy, and a more economical alternative to the rising costs of institutions.
ANOVA'S CONTINUUM OF CARE
Our continuum of care is a system that provides a range of services to meet our patient’s needs. It recognizes that the patient is most vulnerable when there are gaps in support and care and exists to fill those gaps.
As an agency offering the full spectrum of at-home services, we play an important role in the continuum of care in two different ways, by providing care that helps you or your loved one after a hospital discharge or by providing care that helps you or your loved one to safely remain at home and reduce the risk of needing to be hospitalized.
Oftentimes, our agency enters the picture after you or your loved one is discharged from the hospital. The provider essentially empowers the patient to return home or remain at home safely. With services in place, you or your loved one has support with activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, medication management, and any treatments that your physician prescribes.
You or your loved ones needs might include the services of home health nurses and therapists. Examples include therapy, administering IV medications, or wound care.
Alternately, you or your loved one may need support only with non-medical needs, and this support may be necessary even if you or your loved one were never hospitalized. In this case, our In-Home care service can enter the picture before a hospitalization our support can help to prevent a hospitalization. For example, we might put a fall prevention plan in place or ensure a patient with Alzheimer’s is supervised and safe.
You or your loved one’s needs might also shift from medical to non-medical. This often happens as you make progress in your recovery and regain independence. In some cases, needs can also increase. You or your loved one might benefit by moving from in home care or a transitional care program to palliative care or hospice care. These changes ensure you or your loved one’s needs are met in the most appropriate and dignified way.
While some homecare providers offer only one type of care, our patients benefit by choosing a provider that offers the full-spectrum of at-home service lines including home care, home health, palliative care, and hospice care.
Choosing an agency offering multiple lines of service like Anova means that you or your loved one doesn’t have to switch providers if your needs change. Your family also doesn’t need to start the arduous process of shopping for a new provider again. This helps to prevent potentially harmful gaps in service and reduces stress and anxiety for your entire family.
Companionship in Western Pennsylvania
“We want you to know we were very pleased with the service we received from Anova, especially our nurse. She was wonderful in all the help she gave us. You have a very good team and I would recommend Anova anytime.”