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Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice

A not-for-profit, independent home caregivers and hospice agency
providing optimal health and quality of life since 1950.

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Home Care Services

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Home Care is intermittent care – care provided several times a week or less for a short period of time – that requires special skills not ordinarily carried out by a lay person. Care may be provided more often if the medical condition of the patient requires it, but it is not private duty nursing. Care is provided by professionals and paraprofessionals.

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“Our family wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice. The professionalism, reliability and also the compassionate care provided to our Mom made it possible for her to remain home. As a result, Mom’s homecare and later hospice was impressive and greatly appreciated.”

Hospice

Hospice is a form of care; it is not a place. Our hospice care is available to patients who have advanced diseases that are considered incurable. Hospice care is about living each day to its fullest and helps to make a patient’s last months and days as comfortable  and fulfilling as possible…making every moment count. Hospice is a philosophy, not a place. Care is provided in the familiar surroundings of home or home-like setting. Care can also be provided in a long-term care setting or a hospital.

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Palliative Care

The Visiting Nurse Palliative Care is specialized medical care that focuses on reducing symptoms, pain, and stress caused by illness. It is appropriate at any stage of serious illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment.  The goal of our Palliative Care is to improve quality of life for both patient and family.  It is an extra layer of support whereby the team (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, CNAs, pharmacists, dietitians) work together to provide a plan of care and offer guidance for complex medical decisions.

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Rehabilitation Services

The Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Rehabilitation Team of VNS helps patients regain their independence
and achieve the goals they have set for mobility in the home. Upon returning home after

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Community Health

Community Health is a central part of the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice mission. Our commitment to community health covers wellness programs, community flu clinics, adult blood pressure clinics, support groups (diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and bereavement), health research, community partnerships, and governmental lobbying for home health initiatives.

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Children’s Christmas Party Was a Blast!

Children’s Christmas Party Was a Blast!

Tis the season for the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice staff and volunteers’ Children’s Christmas Party.  Mr. and Mrs. Claus helped to make the season bright for Physical Therapist Athena Eliopoulos and her young son.

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

Clinicians at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice were trained on identifying symptoms of PTSD and its implications for their patients in the home care setting as part of their cross-training on behavioral health funded by van Beuren Charitable Foundation.

Visiting Nurse’s Mission Statement

The mission of the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is to provide community services that promote optimal health and quality of life for individuals and families

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