It’s Labor Day! Take the day off. We’ll keep our lights on.

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by lighthouseadmin No Comments

As the entire country celebrates Labor Day, we want to take a moment to recognize all the wonderful employees of LightHouse Healthcare.  We are proud to work with such a dedicated, talented, and hard-working group. You were all handpicked from among the best around!

Take the day off

We’ll be keeping our lights on this holiday weekend for our caregivers, our patients, and the referral community.

Have a great weekend with your friends and family and return safely everyone!

 

 

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LightHouse Healthcare Is Reaching New Heights with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin

home health care services accreditationThe LightHouse Healthcare team is excited to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects our agency’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

To earn this high honor, our agency underwent a rigorous onsite survey, during which our compliance with home care standards, including our provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership was evaluated. The accreditation process also provided LightHouse Healthcare with education and guidance to help our staff continue to improve our performance.

“When individuals engage with a home care provider, they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing excellent care,” said Margherita Labson, RN, MS, executive director, Home Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are able to provide safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission serves as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”

“LightHouse Healthcare is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Peggy Taylor, MSN, RN, VP of Operations for LightHouse Healthcare.  “Staff from across our organization continue to work together to strengthen the continuum of care and to deliver and maintain optimal home care services for those in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s home care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, home care providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

As always, we are proud to be able to offer our clients and their families the very best in home health care services in Northern Virginia, and we will continue to dedicate ourselves to improving the quality of your care. If you would like to learn more about our services, please feel free to contact us at 703-550-1400 or fill out our online contact form.

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LightHouse Celebrates and Honors Nurses who Guide the Way at Home

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK MAY 6-12

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin

During National Nurses Week, LightHouse Healthcare would like to extend a special thanks to you, our nurses, as you continue to provide the highest level of quality care to your patients. You deserve special recognition for your efforts in delivering compassionate care while encompassing the principles of ethical practice in your profession.

Happy Nurses Day 2014

 

 

“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” Alan Cohen

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May is Mental Health Month

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin No Comments

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May is Mental Health Month

Life with a Mental Illness Theme Highlights Importance of Speaking Up, Sharing What #mentalillnessfeelslike

Contact: Melissa J. Collins, 703-550-1400, mjcollins@lhihome.com

Springfield, VA May 5, 2016—When mental illnesses or disorders are talked about, the language typically used to describe them tends to be clinical and impersonal. These words, while useful for doctors or clinicians, often don’t do justice to what life with a mental illness feels like. That is why this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—Life With a Mental Illness—is a call to action to share what life with a mental illness feels like to someone going through it.

May is Mental Health Month was started 67 years ago by the national organization, Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

Last year, Mental Health Month materials were seen and used by 19 million people, with more than 5,500 
entities downloading MHA’s tool kits. The 2015 theme — based off  of our B4Stage4 initiative — helped individuals understand that when you address mental health symptoms before Stage 4, people can often recover quickly, and live full and productive lives.

This year, we are building off of the B4Stage4 message and encouraging individuals to give voice to what it really means to live at stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 of mental illness. Life with a Mental Illness is meant to help remove the shame and stigma of speaking out, so that more people can be comfortable coming out of the shadows and seeking the help they need.

“Mental illnesses are common and treatable, and help is available. We need to speak up early—before Stage 4—and in real, relatable terms so that people do not feel isolated and alone,” said Tryshah Taylor, RN CPC, from LightHouse Healthcare Behavioral Health.  “Sharing is the key to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and to showing others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms.”b4stage4

This Mental Health Month, we are encouraging people to speak up about how it feels to live with a mental illness by tagging social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike. Posting with our hashtag is a way to speak up, to share your point of view with people who may be struggling to explain what they are going through—and help others figure out if they too are showing signs of a mental illness.

MHA has also developed a series of fact sheets available on its website (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may) on realizing the critical importance of addressing mental health early, recognizing the risk factors and signs of mental illness, understanding what mental illness is and isn’t, and how and where to get help when needed.

Research shows that by ignoring symptoms, we lose ten years in which we could intervene in order to change people’s lives for the better. Speaking out about what mental illness feels like can encourage others to recognize symptoms early on in the disease process, and empower individuals to be agents in their own recovery.

“Prevention, early identification and intervention, and integrated services work,” concluded Ms. Taylor.   “Telling people how life with a mental illness feels helps build support from friends and family, reduces stigma and discrimination, and is crucial to recovery.”

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s website at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

For more information on behavioral home health services available to seniors in our community, visit our website at www.lhihome.com/behavioral-health.

 

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Please join us on May 5th for a Spring Open House

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin 1 Comment

Rachel Macias and the team at LightHouse Healthcare have a festive day planned to honor and appreciate our patients and friends in the community.  It has been a privilege to serve you and the senior community for the past 16 years.  Please join us for as little or as long as you can.  Come and play bingo and enjoy our Cinco de Mayo inspired menu, have a massage, or just relax and enjoy the Spring weather and camaraderie.

Can’t wait to see you! RSVP to Rachel Macias at rmacias@lhihome.com

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LightHouse Celebrates National Medical Group Practice Week Jan 25-29, 2016

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by lighthouseadmin

LightHouse joins healthcare providers nationwide in observing National Medical Group Practice Week.  National Medical Group Practice week promotes awareness and understanding of medical group practices as the premier form of healthcare delivery.  Medical groups create a team-oriented culture to improve patient experiences and provide a collaborative form of health care delivery.

This week allows us to honor all our physician practices, nurses, case managers, staff, and leaders dedicated to making a difference in our community.  We’re proud to be the trusted Tech Inovationshome care partner for primary and specialty providers in Northern Virginia, and recognize the ongoing connection to the community that our physician practices provide us.

 

 

We salute you and say thank you for putting patients first.  

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LightHouse Healthcare Passes VA Department of Health Survey with Flying Colors!

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Marissa Snook

151123_rotating-image_LightHouse_surveyFollowing a recent unannounced VA Department of Health Survey of our agency, the LightHouse Healthcare team is proud to announce that we have passed with zero deficiencies!

The state of Virginia conducted an intensive 4-day audit of our agency, which included interviews with staff members and comprehensive reviews of our medical records, policies and procedures, teaching and competency practices, infection control procedures, and patient privacy practices. The surveyors also made ten home visits to our patients’ homes to review our communication and care coordination, patient satisfaction and quality care issues.

We are so pleased with the stellar outcome of the survey and the hard work and dedication of our staff that made it a success.  To quote the Vice President of Operations at LightHouse, Peggy Taylor, MSN, RN, “It is quite an accomplishment to pass a Medicare home health survey with no deficiencies and it is something the entire LightHouse team should be very proud of!”

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We Will Miss You Cindy Saalbach

Posted on: July 11th, 2015 by lighthouseadmin No Comments

CindySaalbachpicThe world lost a beautiful soul yesterday. Cindy graced us with her ever-optimistic attitude and uncanny ability to find the good in every situation and in every one of us. Cindy came to LightHouse in the winter of 2003.  She was a masters prepared nurse, educator, and highly skilled clinician.  All of that, and she loved home health, too.  We always knew how lucky we were to have her.

Cindy taught new nurses, coached clinicians in the field, and performed the company orientation for all new employees.  She challenged us all to be better leaders, better clinicians, and better people.  As the team leader of the Quality Review Team, Cindy worked to achieve some of the highest performance benchmarks in our industry.  A great multi-tasker she was.  Able to get to the heart of the matter very quickly, she inspired us with her gifts of organization and industriousness.  Cindy told us once when we borrowed her label maker: “If you stand still too long in my house, I put a label on you.”  She kept us laughing, and moving, for sure.

Cindy’s life and Cindy’s joys spilled out to us when she came to work. Through her enthusiastic and endearing stories, we feel like we know Cindy’s two beautiful and successful daughters, Katie, and Becca, and her husband and true love, Bill. Many of us do. We send them our love and support, and deepest condolences.

Ieesha, Tryshah, and Cindy at their birthday party last November

Ieesha, Tryshah, and Cindy at their birthday party last November

 

 

 

Cindy is part of who we are and how we came to be at LightHouse. She is part of our mission, part of our light.  Let your light shine on Cindy.  We will miss you so.

 

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LightHouse Healthcare Now OPEN on Sundays

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by lighthouseadmin No Comments

We’re Keeping our Lights On 7 Days a Week,

JUST FOR YOU
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Now, we’re here in the office on Saturdays and Sundays, too.

Give us a call or click here and our friendly weekend staff can help with all your home care needs or questions.

As always, you can call our office at

703-550-1400

24/7 to speak with a real-live (and did we say knowledgeable and caring?) person.

Call us when you need us!

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