VNA Community Healthcare has a long history of partnering with other community organizations to achieve specific healthcare goals.
Town population health – As the town visiting nurse association for four communities: Hamden, Madison, North Haven and Woodbridge, we offer health education programs, family caregiver support groups, “Ask the Nurse” Clinics, flu and pneumonia vaccines and fall risk screenings. We work closely with each town’s social service department to also provide home healthcare to underserved or isolated patients. We are proud to continue to provide these varied wellness services thanks to town support and funding.
Bella Vista Complex – VNA Community Healthcare has a wellness center right in the heart of building B of the Bella Vista Housing Complex. We hold wellness and exercise classes, individual nurse coaching sessions, family caregiver support groups and counselling. We even worked on refurbishing an onsite greenhouse to grow fresh food to promote proper nutrition.
West Haven Resources – We provide an “Ask the Nurse” Clinic and wellness classes at the West Haven Senior Center and a resource center based at Surfside Senior Housing (204 Oak St., West Haven).
The Health Neighborhood – Created by VNA Community Healthcare in 2012, this is an open and welcoming group of health and eldercare professionals from the Greater New Haven area that seeks to help local residents stay healthy and out of the hospital through community health literacy education. Learn more about The Health Neighborhood here.
Shoreline Eldercare Alliance (SEA) – VNA Community Healthcare is proud to be the certified home healthcare agency representative to this group of organizations that serve seniors in the central CT shoreline area. SEA provides information, resource referrals, education and quality professional services. http://shorelineeldercarealliance.org/
Shoreline Village CT – VNA Community Healthcare is the home healthcare provider for this membership group which helps seniors stay independent in their own homes. They offer a wide range of services including transportation by volunteers, health and educational programming, plus the ability to make new friends and have some fun at parties and gatherings. Members of Shoreline Village CT receive a yearly wellness assessment and counseling session from a VNA Community Healthcare nurse. Click here for more information.
Colleges and Universities – VNA Community Healthcare offers a variety of placement opportunities for nursing students. Students may shadow home care nursing staff or work on special short term projects. To learn more about contracts for student placements contact Laurie Rockwell, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.458.4233.