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VNA Awarded Mammel Family Foundation Grant

August 01, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Grant will fund a safety net for essential home care services

OMAHA, Neb. – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Mammel Family Foundation to be used toward VNA’s 2016/2017 Home Care programs to support clients without another funding source for services. Both medical and non-medical home care services are essential to ensure VNA’s clients remain safe, independent and healthy in the home.

Home care services provided, thanks in part to the Mammel Family Foundation grant and donor support, include:

Home Health Aide: This program provides an array of essential non-medical, in-home services to vulnerable individuals who require assistance improving and maintaining their safety, wellness and independence to remain in their home of choice.

Services may include assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, meal preparation, errands, basic homemaking chores and laundry. A home safety evaluation is also completed to ensure the home environment is free of hazards, and any existing hazards are minimized or resolved. VNA staff work as a team to assure each client’s needs are being met in the spirit of fostering quality of life and independence.

Home Health Care: This program provides physician-directed, in-home certified healthcare services for individuals with acute or chronic illness or injury who are without the financial resources to obtain care on their own. The focus of the program is to help clients manage their health needs while living independently.

The home health care team is multidisciplinary, with registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, registered dietitians and social workers all working together to meet the client’s full spectrum of need. Areas addressed include primary health, home environment, family support and financial stability. Care plans may include medical treatments, therapy (physical, occupational, speech), education, referrals to community partners, and addressing patient safety needs and other resources as needed.

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About the Visiting Nurse Association

For more than a century, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has led the way in the delivery of in-home and community health care services. Today, VNA is a team of more than 400 expert health professionals and caregivers dedicated to providing the highest quality in-home care to the residents of Omaha and Council Bluffs—regardless of their ability to pay—along with a wide range of services for and in the community. Backed by a tradition of nursing, VNA offers a complete line of home care services, including Companion Care, Skilled Home Care, IV Therapy, Home Health Technology, and Hospice and Palliative Care. To learn more about VNA’s unique commitment to quality in-home care and the services we provide, please visit www.thevnacares.org or call 402-342-5566.

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