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Mission Statement

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI 02871

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI 02871

The mission of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, a not-for-profit, independent home healthcare and hospice agency, is to provide optimal health and quality of life for individuals and families throughout Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

Caring for our friends and neighbors since 1950…

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is an independent, non-profit home health agency that cares for people of all ages, from mothers and newborns to seniors with chronic illnesses to patients with terminal illnesses at end of life. We are not a division of any larger health care organization; the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is your independent, local Visiting Nurse that brings home care nursing, rehabilitation therapies, palliative care, Hospice, and community clinics to patients and families at home and in community settings.

Original Visiting Nurses in 1950

Original Visiting Nurses in 1950

From our office in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, we employ more than 200 health care professionals including nurses, physical / occupational / speech-language therapists, medical social workers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, certified nursing assistants, and homemakers who know your physicians, pharmacies and community resources in Aquidneck Island, Jamestown, Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Little Compton, Fall River, Somerset and Swansea.

We provide quality health care and education to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. And we advocate for public policies that support healthy communities.

Our History

On February 9, 1950, Rita Kane, Patrick O’Neill-Hayes, Dean Lewis, Ann Leys and Helen McLeish filed paperwork to form Newport Public Health Nursing Association, Inc. Nurses and staff traveled throughout Newport making home visits, holding flu clinics and well-baby clinics.

Accreditations and Memberships

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • National Hospice Organization
  • The Joint Commission
  • CareLink of Rhode Island