Warm Hearth at Home helps families to develop a support network, solve everyday problems and provide needed companion and caregiver services in the home. A decline in health condition or a medical crisis can turn your life upside down if you don’t have the time or resources to deal with all that is involved. Learn how Warm Hearth at Home will be your partner in finding solutions that are right for you and your family.
Warm Hearth at Home provides Home Health and Home Care services to clients age 55 plus throughout the entire New River Valley. We are a Medicare licensed provider with roots in the Blacksburg community going back more than 40 years. A part of Warm Hearth Village, Warm Hearth at Home brings a wealth of experience and expertise from our campus to you where you need it most, in your home.
The reputation and longevity of Warm Hearth Village, combined with new and innovative offerings in home health services, provide a solid and trusted foundation for the care and services you need when recovering from illness or injury or managing chronic health conditions.
The caring and professional staff at Warm Hearth at Home is committed to helping you transition from hospital to home with ease and comfort. We provide Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitative Therapies, Home Health Aides, Care Management, Medication Management, Companion Care and Personal Care. Let our nurses, therapists and aides provide dependable and quality care helping you remain in your home, living as independently as possible.
Warm Hearth Village
Our connection to the area goes back decades. A nonprofit community, Warm Hearth Village was founded in 1974 by Wybe and Marietje Kroontje, Dutch immigrants who came to the U.S. after World War II. Eager to give something back to the country that had given so much to them, Wybe and Marietje created a community dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
BECOME A CAREGIVER
Personal Care Aide
The Personal Care Aide (PCA) provides personal care services in support of the client's health and safety in his home under the direction of a registered nurse responsible for the supervision of personal care services. The PCA can assist with dressing, bathing, toileting and ambulating, as well provide assistance around the home such as light housekeeping, meal preparation and running errands. The PCA may also provide transportation to and from appointments, etc.
A PCA must have valid certification as a nurse aide (CNA) in good standing from the Virginia State Board of Health, or completion of 40 hours of appropriate training and valid certification within 120 days of hire. Experience working in long term care as a CNA is preferred, as well as a high school diploma or GED. Current CPR/First Aid certification is required: Warm Hearth at Home can provide the training if needed. A good driving record is required for those PCA's who will drive clients, as well as car insurance on the PCA's personal vehicle.
Hours are flexible, and dependability is essential.
PCA's have the job satisfaction of knowing that they can contribute to the client's quality of life, and perhaps enable them to remain in the home setting.
The Companion provides companionship, friendship and emotional support to clients who may require some assistance beyond which family members or facility staff can provide. The Companion does not perform any hands-on personal health care services. Light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, driving clients to appointments may all be part of an assignment.
To be qualified for the Companion position, the preferred educational background is a high school diploma or GED. Some experience in caring for the elderly is helpful. A good driving record is required for those companions who will drive clients, as well as car insurance on the Companion's personal vehicle. Current CPR/First Aid certification is required: Warm Hearth at Home can provide the training if needed.
Hours are flexible, and dependability is essential.
Companions have the job satisfaction of knowing that they can contribute to the client's quality of life, and perhaps enable them to remain in the home setting.
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"For over a year, I have had daily companions from Warm Hearth at Home. Their conscientious attention to safety and detail make it possible for me to remain in my own home. Whenever my daughter Betty is not here, these companions assist me not only with daily household tasks, but also accompany me to a variety of appointments and other errands. For me, each one of my Warm Hearth at Home companions is a respected friend, a kind of family member."
-Gertrude, Blacksburg Resident
"For the past several months, my wife has been under the care of nurses and companions of Warm Hearth at Home. This is a new program which is developing nicely. The Warm Hearth at Home care providers come to our house on a schedule. They are both responsible and caring. They are careful to respond to our current needs which may develop on weekends and holidays. I have found their program to be flexible and they will work closely with our family physician. One of the program’s greatest values is that is permits my wife to stay at home with her family while she receives the care that she requires."
"My parents have been married for 65 years and since their marriage have never lived apart. Warm Hearth Home Health Care Program has allowed my mother to remain at home with my father and not have to be relocated into a nursing home. This home care program has given my parents more time to remain together. My father, my sisters, and I want to keep my mother home with my father as long as possible, but my mother needs nursing care to remain at home with my father.
My mother needs nursing care on a daily basis. My father can no longer provide the daily care she requires and my sisters and I live too great of a distance to be there on a frequent basis. The home health care at Warm Hearth has provided all the necessary care that my mother needs and has eliminated the worry and stress. Warm Hearth Health Care has provided a service that is reliable, courteous, and professional, and our family has really appreciated this invaluable resource."
Hazel Scully, Charlottesville, Virginia
Warm Hearth at Home
1901 South Main Street, Suite 7
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Monday – Friday 8AM – 4PM
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