Our nurses are managing COVID-19 patients in their homes to keep space in the hospital for the critically ill population.
See our list of needs below
We’re in urgent need
Our Mission has been supported by our CareGiver fund but, unfortunately, we have had to cancel our fundraising events during a crucial time when our fragile patient population needs us the most. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are in need of:
Masks to protect our patients and staff
Donations to support our CareGiver Fund
Nurses on the homefront are saving lives, let's ensure they have the tools to protect themselves and their patients.
We have only 150 telehealth units for our rapidly growing 1,170 patients
Telemedicine has reduced VNA hospitalization rates by 50%. TeleHealth provides us the opportunity to service more patients with our current staffing and ensures we can manage the increased demands of the hospital to keep their beds open for the critically ill patients.
Telehealth provides us the ability to:
Educate Diabetic patients
Through our Diabetic program we meet with patients in group and individual sessions to help patients manage their disease process and avoid complications such as hospitalization, blindness and/ or amputations. Due to COVID-19 this program will have to be placed on hold unless we are able to provide remote education courses through telehealth.
Monitor patient symptoms (including COVID-19)
In order to protect our patients as well as our nurses, telehealth monitors allow us to monitor symptoms and provide assessments to avoid complications that could lead to hospitalizations. The monitor also allows us to monitor patients for the development of COVID-19 symptoms
Provide a full assessment
Patients are fearful of us coming into their homes because of the concern for spread of COVID-19 exposure. Telemedicine provides us the opportunity to manage wounds, diet, nutrition and other signs and symptoms of exacerbations of one's illness to avoid unnecessary home exposures.
Socialization to isolated patients
People are scared and isolated during this time. Connecting with them to alleviate their fears and provide social interaction is vital to their mental health and ensure we are up to date on their social needs such as food and housing insecurities.
VNA is reducing hospitalizations during this critical time.
As a community, we are in this together—help us continue to provide the home care that our patients need.