VNA’s Efforts against COVID-19 and VNA’s Emergency Response Fund
Whether our communities and the most vulnerable among us have been threatened by polio, tuberculosis, measles, influenza, syphilis, or HIV, for well over 100 years Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has been at the forefront in preparing, protecting and helping people cope. Now, during this unprecedented public health crisis, VNA staff are at the frontlines, caring for COVID-19 patients in their homes and in facilities. Over 2,000 clinical staff have been specially trained to provide this care and the VNA has equipped them with personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer. Special Infection Control training and daily symptom checks are helping them to stay safe and protect their patients and their families. Telehealth visits for home health and hospice are being done despite the lack of reimbursement.
Donated funds will help the VNA Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund continue to provide for the cost of these supplies and equipment, training, telehealth as well as patient and employee emergencies.