Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice

Neils van Namen, a noted health care futurist, conducts a TED talk about the future of hospitals and says that the hospital of the future will be the home.  Watch here:

TED talk says the hospital of the future is the home.

About 40 physical therapists and occupational therapists from our Rehabilitation Department toured Portsmouth’s Home Healthsmith facility to learn about new designs, products, lifts, gadgets and ideas for adapting a home to the needs of seniors with disabilities of all kinds.  Owner Linda Bohmbach demonstrated all kinds of products as well as hi tech devices.

Rehab Team Visits Home Healthsmith

A new six week bereavement support group will start Oct. 11th and run for six consecutive Thursdays at 11:30-1:00 at Atria Aquidneck Place in Portsmouth.  This is open to the public and free of charge.  A complimentary lunch will be offered.  Call Mary Holland (401-682-2100 x 1613) or email to sign up.

Bereavement Support Group to Start Oct. 11

Congratulations Candy!  Rhode Island Monthly’s annual “Best Nurses” September issue has named Candy Sharkey as “Best Nurse Executive of 2018.”  The honor is selected by a peer group of nurses from the American Nursing Association.

Candy Sharkey, CEO, named “Best Nurse Executive of 2018” by RI Monthly magazine

Candy Sharkey, CEO of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, receives a check for $10,000 from a State of Rhode Island Legislative Grant to pay for telehealth monitors. Presenting were Rep. Kenneth Mendonca, Rep. John Edwards, Rep. Susan Donovan, and Rep. Marvin Abney. Thank you so much to our local legislators for making this happen!

Legislators Line up $10,000 State Grant

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Hackett, MD, as Medical Director and as Hospice Team Physician.  Dr. Hackett will work with the West office Hospice and Palliative Care Team.  With a background of 40 years in Palliative Care and Occupational Medicine, Dr. Hackett will be an experienced and invaluable member in our West service areas.

Welcome to Dr. Charles Hackett, MD

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has been named “Best Superior Performer of 2017” by Strategic Healthcare Programs, a performance analysis data firm that the agency uses to survey all our patients on satisfaction with our services.  This award places us in the top 20% of homecare agencies for patient satisfaction for the calendar year 2017.

SHP names us “Best Superior Performer of 2017” in Patient Satisfaction

Put on your bluejeans, get your appetite going for beer and BBQ, and join us at Glen Park Pavilion on Portsmouth on Saturday, September 22nd for a fun time!  Bluegrass/honky tonk band Biscuit City performs, memorial luminaries light the stone walls, and Compton Clambakes is serving up a pig roast.  Tickets $95  click here.

Bluegrass and BBQ Fundraiser for Hospice is September 22nd

The 2018 Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Golf Tournament was played on a sunny, cool, perfect day at Newport National.  A field of 94 golfers chipped, drove, and putted their way through 18 holes.   The winning Ladies’ Foursome was a team of Barbara Barrow, Sue Green, Kim Lyons, and Suzanne Kissell.  The winning Mixed Foursome comprised Joe and Stephanie Mediate, Candy Sharkey, and Sheri Ferland.  The winning Mens’ Foursome went to Gary Doster, Mike Karolewski, Dan Quinn, and Kevin Ulmschneider.  Congratulations everyone!

Golf Tournament: Winners!!

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.

Welcome to “West”