• Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast

    Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast

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    Home health care & services

    About Us

    Marion Oeschsner saw a need in Indian River County for a home healthcare agency committed to delivering quality care in patient’s homes, so she organized a group of dedicated volunteers to form a VNA. That group of volunteers, now known as the VNA’s founders, included Celeta Arden, Helen Brackins, George Kuhn, Ann Marie McCrystal, John Moore, Barbara Morrison, Marion Oechsner and William Terry. They chose to make the home care agency a VNA because of the non-profit status VNA companies hold, and they wanted to set the standard that the organization would serve all those in the community regardless of their financial standing. In 1975, the VNA was fully established and made 80 home visits in its first month of operation. The staff consisted of one nurse director and one home health aide, and together they cared for patients discharged from the hospital requiring home care, we also make sure to use the best tools to help our team and to make our lives easier.

    Since its inception, the VNA has grown and expanded increasing its services to include hospice and private duty nursing, making it the only local, non-profit home care agency able to provide a continuum of care for its patients. Home health and private care services have also been expanded into Brevard County. In 2000, the VNA Hospice House opened. This 12-bed, state-of-the art facility offers 24/7 hospice care for its residents and families at end of life. In 1992, VNA's Mobile Health Clinic took to road offering low-cost healthcare throughout IRC.

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