Local Nonprofit Reaches Historical Milestone
On Monday, May 12, 2014 VNA will proudly celebrate 80 years of providing quality health care in the home. VNA will honor this historical milestone throughout the year during their fundraising, staff and community events.
Established in 1934, VNA is a nonprofit organization that helps our elderly neighbors and loved ones maintain their independence by providing the services that allow them to age where they are happiest and most comfortable - at home. What started out as a few public school nurses volunteering their time to care for the underserved, has become North Texas' Aging Resource providing services, knowledge, support and the necessary referrals and connections to help thousands of North Texans age independently.
With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, our aging population is growing and expanding like never before. Every day more and more North Texans are in need of the types of services that VNA provides - Hospice Care, Meals on Wheels and Private Care.
As Texas' oldest, most experienced and trusted hospice provider, VNA Hospice Care is there when traditional medical treatments no longer offer the hope of a cure. VNA Hospice Care focuses on living life to its fullest and treating their patients and families with the dignity and respect they deserve. Their highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, and volunteers work as a team with the patient's current doctor to provide care that meets the medical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical needs of patients and families. Terminally ill patients often feel like they are losing control - VNA helps give them back the control they need by providing the necessary freedom to live their final days as they wish in a pain-free, loving environment.
VNA's passion for the hungry and homebound is unparalleled. Through their most well-known program - Meals on Wheels - VNA delivers nutritious, freshly prepared hot meals to 4,000 Dallas County residents Monday through Friday. These individuals are the hidden hungry - they are homebound and unable to access resources like food banks and grocery stores. With Texas having the 7th highest rate of hunger among seniors in the nation, it is easy to understand why supporting VNA is critical for our community.
As an affordable alternative to nursing homes and extended hospital stays, VNA Private Care empowers individuals to age, or recover from an injury or illness, where they are most comfortable - at home. As a nonprofit organization, VNA's bottom line is patient care and through their personal care services like bathing assistance, meal preparation, dementia care, companionship, housekeeping and transportation, the VNA staff is there to help. Their rates are reasonable, scheduling is flexible, and as always VNA caregivers are held to the highest standards.
VNA currently serves all of North Texas offering VNA Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and Private Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt Counties. If you or your loved one needs help aging with dignity, or if you wish to volunteer or donate to VNA, call 1(800)CALL-VNA or email firstname.lastname@example.org.