For more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs) have been providing home healthcare to the communities they serve. VNAs made a critical difference in the late 1800s providing home-based care for the homebound, the impoverished, the frail elderly and children at-risk.
In this new century, nonprofit VNAs continue their unparalleled selfless tradition by offering quality of life and independence to all Americans through comprehensive home healthcare.
Today, guided by their charitable missions, VNAs care for nearly 4 million people annually.
VNAs provide home healthcare for patients of all ages - from infants to elderly. They are the educators of disease prevention and health promotion. The role of VNAs is more important than ever as patients spend less time in the hospital, the population continues to age and the demand for home healthcare increases. To meet demands, VNAs' expertly trained clinical staff use the latest technology available to deliver comprehensive quality care.
With their long history of providing quality care, VNAs are recognized as an important community resource and are governed by voluntary boards of directors. This community-based board ensures that the VNA addresses the specific healthcare needs of their locale.
The services of VNAs are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, most third party payers and tax-deductible charitable contributions.
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