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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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“Words cannot describe how wonderful and positive my PT was. She set me up for success and a speedy recovery. Every session with the PT Visiting Nurse was both difficult and rewarding. She holds your hand through these tough times and guides you on a path to true wellness. I wish I could hire her full time as my life coach!”

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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Neurocognitive Disorders:  Delirium, Dementia and Depression

Neurocognitive Disorders: Delirium, Dementia and Depression

Clinicians at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice were trained on handling delerium, dementia, and depression in home care patients as part of their cross-training on behavioral health funded by van Beuren Charitable Foundation.  Mary Jane Feely from Newport County Community Mental Health Center gave the presentation.

We’ve Expanded!

We’ve Expanded!

Since the VNA of RI has closed its doors, Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has hired 35 of their former employees, including 10 Registered Nurses, 9 Physical Therapists, 4 Home Health Aides, and many others including interpreters and schedulers.  We’ve also opened our Warwick office at 475 Kilvert Street.  We are ready, open, and eager to serve the home care, rehabilitation, and hospice needs of northern and western Rhode Island.

Save The Date!  Golf Tournament is June 11th

Save The Date! Golf Tournament is June 11th

Calling all golfers:  The 25th Annual Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice/Edna Open will be Monday, June 11th at Newport National Golf Course starting at 1:00.  This is a fundraiser for Hospice.  Golf and steak banquet is $175 per golfer or $600 per foursome.  More information to come, but save the date.

We Are Open for Business in Northern and Western RI!

We Are Open for Business in Northern and Western RI!

About 40 clinical nurses, therapists, and CNAs who formerly worked for the VNA of RI have now joined us, been trained on our systems, and are fully ready to resume care for patients in the northern and western towns of Rhode Island formerly served by VNA of RI.  Call Intake for referrals:  (401) 293-3153.

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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