VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice offers many opportunities to help you improve your health, prevent illnesses and keep you independent. From group exercise classes, personalized blood pressure checks and nurse health coaching, to clinics and cholesterol screening, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice‘s team of professional nurses will help you design a personalized wellness program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made adjustments to our programs to offer as much as possible virtually to meet the needs of our clients while keeping everyone safe at home.
“Ask the Nurse” Clinics
Our Wellness Nurses are always available to assess your health and work with you to set healthy lifestyle goals. They can also review your medications, discuss side effects and interactions, plus give you tools and tips on how you can prepare for an upcoming physician visit. For the time being, the majority of “visits” are being done virtually. If you need your blood pressure or other vitals checked, an appointment may be made in our Guilford or Hamden office on a case-by case basis. Visit our calendar to see the available times for Ask the Nurse visits. To schedule an appointment, call our Helpline.
Get your cholesterol, A1C, and blood sugar checked and receive immediate results and counseling from a nurse. You will need to fast for at least 12 hours before your scheduled appointment at either our Hamden or Guilford office. There is small fee for this service. We also offer in-home Fall Risk assessments for those who have had a fall or believe they are at an increased risk for falls. To learn more about our fall risk reduction program, click here. Call to schedule a health screening appointment at 866.474.5230.
Getting the flu can take a big bite out of your time and energy, not to mention lost work time. This year in particular, with the added risk of exposure to COVID-19, it’s important to protect yourself from the flu. Prevention is simple and easy – get an annual flu vaccine. VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s flu clinics are held September through December throughout our 36-town service area. Injections are given by experienced nurses and vaccines are covered by Medicare, Medicare HMOs and most insurance plans. Click here to see dates, times and locations or public clinics.
Wellness Events and Classes
Events and classes usually offered in the community, at our Guilford Wellness Center and in our Hamden Community Room have temporarily moved into the virtual space! We are offering both live classes via Zoom and access to recorded weekly classes. Visit our calendar to learn more and to register for classes.