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Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Meyer, RN

By: Patricia Hudak, RN and Chelsea Cassidy, LCSW  Stephanie Meyer is a registered nurse and has been with AT Home Care since 2018.  Her nursing career began in 2003 as a Patient Care Technician in the hospital emergency room with Bon Secours Hospital.  Stephanie had a front row seat in this position to see how people were dying, and she knew it could be better.  Stephanie applied for several transfers within the hospital and was uncertain which unit she wanted to be on however she did know that she wanted the dying process to be different.  After speaking with her…
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Music Therapy Benefits in Hospice Care

A Music Therapy Case Study | Joshua Gilbert, MT-BC Throughout life, song can positively affect us both physically and emotionally. It influences bodily functions that we believe are beyond our control, such as heart rate, blood pressure and release of the body’s natural pain relief chemicals. Music therapy offers significant benefits for patients, caregivers and families. We offer it as part of our hospice services. In a case study conducted (by Joshua Gilbert) on the impact of music therapy over a four-month period, with an older adult in hospice care, results exhibited significant signs of improvement in the following categories:…
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Celebrating Nurses | Stephany Cochran

AT Home Care & Hospice is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Stephany and learn about her passion for nursing as she describes her path to hospice nursing. “It started when I was young; my father was the Chief Orthopedic Technician at Richmond Memorial Hospital (the old one on Westwood Ave). I would go to the hospital with him when he was called in and sit with the nurses at the nurse’s station or go with him to see a couple patients (he of course asked them first). I watched him put casts and halos on patients and…
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Volunteering with Hospice

Volunteers are an essential part of a hospice team, participating in roles from directly interacting with patients to helping with fundraising efforts. Hospice volunteers often describe their work as purposeful, validating, and meaningful. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of every hospice operation and are valued greatly. How Hospice Volunteers Serve Supporting Patients This is a huge part of what hospice volunteers do. These tasks can include: visiting with patients, reading, taking walks, helping communicate for patients, bringing in therapeutic items, or supervising therapeutic visits. This list is not all-encompassing, and volunteers can do so much more for the patients…
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Our Bereavement Services

Grieving for loved ones who are experiencing a life-limiting illness is natural for families and friends. This process can often begin before death occurs. AT Home Health & Hospice Care Bereavement Services are available for those who are coping with losing a loved one. Our staff is committed to working closely with families who are working through the grieving process. Our services include: One-on-one support Print materials Supportive phone calls In-home support sessions Our support is available to families for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one. We also host monthly support group sessions at our…
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AT Home Care earns recognition from HomeCare Elite

HomeCare Elite has recognized AT Home Care Williamsburg as a top-performing home health agency for 2018. HomeCare Elite is a compilation of U.S. Medicaid- certified home health agencies annually reviewed by ABILITY and DecisionHealth. The review is conducted using public information evaluating overall performance in quality outcomes, best practices, consistent improvement, and financial health. Recognition is given to the top 25% ranks home health agencies and further to highlight the top 100 and 500 agencies. HomeCare Elite is unique in a way that it is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. Thanks to the AT…
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AT Hospice: Improving Family & Patient Lives in Virginia

No one ever intends for tragic things like cancer to enter their lives. Often times, it comes on suddenly and acts quickly, leaving people and their loved ones with tough decisions to make about their futures. Kelly is one of these people. In early 2015, her husband was diagnosed with cancer. He endured months of treatment, but a few days before Christmas that year, he took a turn for the worse. They knew he didn’t have very much longer to live, so he and Kelly decided for him to go home where he could spend Christmas and live out his…
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AT Home Care’s Carol Elrod Ready To Take On Capitol Hill

Carol Elrod, AT Home Care’s Director of Continuing Quality Improvement, returned from the VAHC leadership conference in Staunton, ready to take on Capitol Hill. The focus of the meetings were how to meet the increased government demands on home health agencies which threaten reimbursement for services.  In an effort to step up collections of money on perceived overpayments to providers, aggressive strides are being taken to accelerate the recouping of Medicare dollars that have already been paid to home health agencies.  CMS is adopting a massive recovery audit program by employing RACs (Recovery Audit Contractors) to flag claims where they perceive any…
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Private Care Division Opens up on Monument Avenue

Lauren Boykin and Mary Squares have moved the Private Staffing division of AT Home Care to 3900 Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA. Their business has grown over the last year to include over 50 employees and is active in Charlottesville, Tri-Cities and Richmond.  Certified Nursing Assistants and Companions are available for long or short term stays.  “With all the foot traffic coming in and out of the office, it makes sense to establish our own offices,” says Lauren.  “We are really happy with the space and enjoy our new views out onto Monument Avenue.”  They may be reached at 804 358-0631,  or call your AT Home Care…