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VNAA - Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Home Healthcare Services

Home healthcare agencies or Visiting Nurse Agencies (VNAs) care for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. They offer comprehensive services from maternal/child health programs to hospice care. VNAs provide a broad range of essential home healthcare and support services to patients in the security and comfort of their homes. These services can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Rehabilitation therapies: physical, occupational & speech-language
  • Medical social services and counseling
  • Case management
  • Home health aide services

VNAs can also offer specialized home healthcare such as:

  • Parental and enteral nutritional therapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Behavioral and mental health counseling
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Telemedicine
  • Vaccination
  • Home medical equipment
  • Educational advice
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Home safety instructions
  • Home health aide services (varies by VNA if offered)

In addition to care for patients in their homes, VNAs provide an array of health promotion services and work as health educators in community settings. Community services include:

  • Immunization clinics: influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis A & B
  • Senior wellness programs
  • Adult day care centers
  • Meals-on-Wheels programs
  • Prevention - influenza treatments, vaccine education, etc.
  • School wellness programs
  • Travel health programs
  • Support groups for patients and families dealing with Alzheimer's, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.

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