The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County is a certified home health agency. We were founded in 1915 and remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized health care in the comfort of your home.
VNA provides patients of all ages living in Oneida County with compassionate care and resources that are specially selected by a team of physicians, case managers and therapists. We are committed to keeping our patients at home by delivering cohesive, high quality care to patients of all ages. Whether you are recovering from surgery or need help managing a chronic illness, we are here to help.
VNA puts patients and their families at the center of all we do. We are partners in their continuing care journey, dedicated to helping them navigate the healthcare system.
By developing individualized plans of care for our patients we help them achieve their goals, enabling them to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
We Are Committed To…
- Assisting you in your home
- Keeping your family together
- Helping maintain your independence
- Promoting your healing
- Improving your quality of life
- Reducing your stress
- Delivering personalized care and health education to you.
- Skilled nursing professionals
- Home health aides
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Medical social services
- Respiratory therapists.
What services do VNA’s skilled nursing professionals provide?
Our professional nursing staff provides assessments and treatments including home intravenous therapy, wound care and Home TeleHealth. Our certified wound care nurse provides treatment for diabetic, pressure and stasis ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds, in-home Doppler screening and ostomy assessment and evaluation. Home health aides provide assistance with your personal hygiene and light housekeeping.
What is Home TeleHealth?
Home TeleHealth allows your nurse to see and monitor you in your home through a basic monitor and central computer located at the VNA offices. You are able to see and interact with your nurse. Your blood pressure, heart and lung sounds, weight and oxygen levels are gathered and recorded. Your nurse then delivers this information to your doctor.
VNA’s Therapy Department
Our Therapy Department provides education and support services. Physical therapists work with you to improve your strength, walking, range of motion, functioning and mobility. Occupational therapists help build your ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing. Speech therapists assist if you have difficulty speaking, communicating or trouble swallowing. Nutritional counseling is also available.
VNA’s Medical Social Services
Our medical social worker (MSW) can:
- Counsel you and your family regarding your illness
- Assist with completion of medical insurance forms
- Make referrals and appropriate connections to community services.