Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

A nonprofit organization

$109,010 raised by 425 donors

In order to continue to provide high-quality, community-based care to our patients and their families, we believe it's going to take all of us to meet the need during these unprecedented times.


"There are no adequate words to describe how much hospice helped through the last chapter of my dad's life. Hospice staff was like having our own personal angels at our reach. Thank you so much."
-Family member of VNA Hospice Patient

"All of the hospice staff were wonderful. Thank you for your gift of service for our family."
-Family member of VNA Hospice Patient

"Each care giver was kind and compassionate."
- Home Health Patient

"Your service is a blessing to me because a nursing home or assisted living facility is not an option for me."
- VNA Patient

"Thank you so much for your compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable care. My nurse takes better care of me than my doctor does. She is so kind and gentle when she's caring for my leg wounds. Without her, I wouldn't even HAVE the leg. She's a very inspiring, intelligent and caring nurse. M is the BEST!"

"Colorado VNA [Hospice] staff helped him and his family know that...although tragic, [dying] was normal and that it was best to focus on the time he had left, spend precious moments with his daughters, wife, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. His attention shifted as well as his families. They truly enjoyed the precious moments they had. He went fast, he was comfortable and his family is forever grateful. Thanks to you and your staff. You are making a difference and its appreciated!"
-Family member of VNA Hospice Patient

"R.H. was my visiting nurse for 4 months, 3 times per week. He is very professional and always calls the day before to set up the appointment...I will be moving out of state soon and hope to find a visiting nurse as good as him."


A mission-driven community nonprofit with a Colorado legacy more than 130 years long. Colorado VNA provides the most appropriate range of health care solutions to allow people to remain independent while healing or aging wherever you call home.

Our values include:

• Providing health solutions that enable people to function as independently as possible in their homes and communities

• Providing high-quality care that is cost effective with high patient satisfaction

Background Statement

In 1889, a group of community volunteers founded the Denver Flower Mission to take flowers and food to the sick and poor of Denver. Recognizing the need for nursing services provided in the home, they hired their first nurse, Hattie. The organization was originally incorporated as the Visiting Nurse Association of Denver (VNA) in 1902 and is now Colorado's oldest home health care agency.

Today, Colorado VNA has four main services:

1) Home Health Care - provider ordered, skilled nursing, therapies, and medical social work that support people recovering from illness or injuries/surgery.

2) Palliative Care - specialized care that addresses the effects of treatment by offering relief from symptoms and management of stress.

• Emotional support and Counseling

• Pain and symptom management

• Bereavement Support

3) Hospice - a continuum of end-of-life care for patients and their families. The team's comprehensive approach focuses on the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of each patient and their families.

4) Community Wellness - clinics that emphasize health promotion, such as foot care, and disease prevention for ambulatory seniors. The organization also performs immunizations for indigent elderly, though greater numbers of seniors' vaccinations are covered by insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.

CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place-Advancing Better Living for Elders)

CAPABLE is a home visitation program for older adults developed by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Over the course of 10 visits, six with an occupational therapist and four with a nurse, clients identify self-care goals such as walking to the mailbox, doing laundry, or showering that they would like to address for improved functioning, and to live safely and independently at home. Based on the client's independence goals and their living situation, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver also plays a role by implementing minor home modifications such as safety bar installation and floor repair. Colorado VNA's CAPABLE program seeks to demonstrate that modest investments in short-term interventions can help older adults remain in their homes longer, improve health outcomes, and decrease medical costs.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

other names

Colorado VNA

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Health Care


6750 W. 52nd Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Douglas County, CO, US

Adams County, CO, US

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Denver, CO, US


303 698 2121

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