"[VNA] provide[s] the personal care that [my mom] now needs, which I am not able to provide." Lucy - VNA Home Health Services client
Our team consists of nurses, therapists, home health aides and medical social workers all experienced at helping our clients return to health while in the comfort of their own home.
A VNA nurse wrote the following on how she feels about working with her patients:
What Our Patients Don't Know
"Often times patients will comment that our lives have touched theirs. They'll tell us that we've made a difference in their lives by our presence. What they don't know is how much their lives touch ours. As you care for someone clinically, they begin to tell you their stories, their hopes, their dreams, their fears, their life struggles. All these pigments of a life come together; the dark shades of loss, the shimmering bright shades of joy, the every day shades of small victories and triumphs. These tiny strands of color are present in all of our lives. These colors are woven together to form that special "tapestry" which is afterall, uniquely our own.
And, somewhere in my own tapestry are the colored fragments of the lives that have touched mine: the 90 year old gentleman who told me his favorite trees were birch trees because he loved to swing from their flexible branches as a young boy, the 93 year old lady who whispered that her most precious possessions were hidden in a shoe box filled with tissue paper under her bed, and that some of those treasures were sea shells. The 89 year old man who wore a t-shirt that said "older than dirt" and who told me his story of building a pink brick home for his new bride because pink cast off bricks were all he could afford. But that his wife always called it her valentine house and they lived there happily for 55 years.
When I first became a nurse I wondered both to myself and outloud. Would my heart be able to hold and comfort all the new faces that would enter my life? Could my heart stretch enough to give that caring to all of my patients as well as my own family and loved ones. I don't need to ask that question anymore, now I know the answer is yes. And, if this sounds like a love letter to my patients both past and present, it is."
"I feel very safe with VNA. They'll do what they say, and they make you feel comfortable."
– Eleanor - VNA Home Health Services client