Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

A nonprofit organization

$6,115 raised by 71 donors

61% complete

$10,000 Goal

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.

Testimonials

"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


Mission

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 three 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) 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.

3) 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

Summary

Organization name

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

other names

Colorado VNA

Year Established

1889

Tax id (EIN)

84-1043351

Category

Health Care

Organization Size

Large Organization

Address

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

Phone

303 698 2121

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