VNAA - Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Who needs home healthcare?

  • Older Americans who have health problems, but who want to maintain their independence in their homes, with the support of a professional caregiver.

  • Patients of all ages - this can range from persons going home after surgery who need care and supervision or assistance or persons who have complex treatments, requiring use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring.

  • Mothers and newborns, home from the hospital after 24 or 48 hours who are in need of further education, support and clinical assessment skills of a trained nurse.

  • Young adults, recovering from accidents or injuries, who can manage on their own - if they know an experienced healthcare worker will be there when needed.

  • Mentally ill adults who need support to remain in the mainstream of their community.

  • Middle-aged people - the baby boomers or "sandwich generation" - who want their parents to have quality care at home.

  • And millions of Americans with chronic diseases and disabilities, like Alzheimer's, heart failure, kidney disease, or diabetes, who need careful monitoring but do not want or need to enter a nursing home or skilled care facility.

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