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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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“Following my knee replacement, I had several Visiting Nurse visits at home.  The physical therapy with Evelyn…her professional skills are outstanding. The kind and caring attitude is also wonderful and went a long way to making me more comfortable and confident.”

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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Recruitment Open House in Warwick

Recruitment Open House in Warwick

Full time, part time, and per diem positions are available serving our patients in Providence, Kent, Newport and Bristol Counties.  We are hiring registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, therapist assistants, and CNAs.

Recruitment Open House is Tuesday, December 18th from 9:30-12:00 in the Warwick office, 475 Kilvert Street, Building B, Warwick RI.

If you are unable to attend, please email resume to dpagliaro@visitingnursehh.org.

 

Coping With The Holidays

Coping With The Holidays

The Hospice Team at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is hosting a one-time drop in support group, “Coping With The Holidays,” on Thursday, December 13th from 1:00-2:30 at the Portsmouth office.  This is an informal gathering for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  This will be a time to support one another and discuss ideas for coping during holiday festivities.  The group is open to the public and free of charge.

Jennifer Fairbank is Named New CEO

Jennifer Fairbank is Named New CEO

The Board of Directors of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer W. Fairbank, RN, BSN, CNHA to be the next Chief Executive Officer of the agency.  Stacey D. Carter, President of the Board, states:  “We are excited to bring Jennifer Fairbank on board to succeed retiring CEO Candace Sharkey, whose shoes will be hard to fill.  Ms. Fairbank’s executive leadership will expand upon the successes that Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has recently experienced.”

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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