The Adult Day Program held a fundraising charity dinner to promote Alzheimer’s
Awareness at the Vinomondo Wine Bar at Vantage Point Marina on July 17th. We’d like to thank the sponsors who helped make “Wine on the Water” a wonderful success.
Bath & Body Works
Bens Fine Furniture
CHPS City of St. Clair Television
& Paul Dingaman
Dementia/Alzheimer’s Resource of St. Clair County
Dr. Annette Mercantant
Double Tree – Hilton
Joe De Henau
Mike Moretz Catering
Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron Museum & Susan Bennett
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
& John Stein
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron
Thumbprint News and David Odzania
Ullenbruch’s Flowers and Gifts
Vinomondo Winery, Pat & Jean Healy
WPHM & Paul Miller
WSAQ & Chuck Santoni
Most importantly, we must thank our army of volunteers for the many hours of preparation, set up, tear down, and staffing the event. Special thanks to Maxine Davis, Cricket Trendy, Cindy Wisdom, Theresa Stickney, Janet McCallum, Heidi Benner, Bill Egypt, Derek LaPla, Fran Meyer, Bobbi Umlauf, Kevin Fleury and Jim Hart for their many hours of service. Thanks also to the VNA Board of Directors, CEO and President David McKay and the administrative team for their support and guidance.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION AND BLUE WATER HOSPICE Announces Quality Scores
“Quality continues to be a top priority in our agency. Recently, our Home Health division received a ‘Perfect’ 27/27 Quality Score. This type of quality care continues to make VNA Home Health the top performing agency in the region.” – David McKay, President and CEO
Far and away, our primary goal is to satisfy our patients. The satisfaction scores below represent the results of our efforts to treat patients like we would treat members of our own family. This model of Partners in Care continues to ensure that our satisfaction scores rank higher than the Michigan and National averages in 5 out of 6 categories!
Measuring outcomes is a critical aspect of home health care because the numbers essentially show the improvements in the lives of our patients during care. Many of the outcomes even include the phrases “got better” or “improved.” The chart below is a visual representation of our outcome measures. As you can see, Visiting Nurse Association is the leader in every category! Please click the image to view it in a larger, easy-to-read full size.
WE ARE NOW HIRING!
Click HERE to apply now for RN, PT, HHA, and Clinical Supervisor positions.
Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice offers career opportunities ranging in ability. We provide high quality end-of-life care to patients and families, so we seek special employees, who are technically skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills, and wish to enthusiastically contribute to our quality of care.
A defining characteristic of Blue Water Hospice and Visiting Nurses Association is our team approach to delivering care. The unique skills of each team member are vital in contributing to the high quality care that we provide. Blue Water Hospice and Home Health Care provide physicians, nurses, home care aides, social workers, spiritual care, bereavement support, volunteers, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional counseling and message therapy. Special Care Services employ home health aides, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
CATEGORY: VOLUNTEER +
One of the most important options we can give our patients is the opportunity to receive a friendly visit from a volunteer. Patients sometimes request that service through the Blue Water Hospice Volunteer Office when they would like someone to stop in to talk with them, play card games, or discuss current events. At other times, families are in need of a break and a volunteer can go to the home to provide brief periods of respite for the caregivers.
Whether you prefer nursing facility or in-home assignments, our agency has a patient awaiting your visit right now! We have a caring and compassionate team in all corners of our service area but we are in need of more individuals willing to fulfill the needs of patients so that we can quickly and efficiently meet those needs. Please consider providing that extra special component of hospice care by joining our team as part of the Volunteer + category.
CATEGORY: VOLUNTEER 3
Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice opened an in-patient facility that can house up to twelve residents at once. While staying in our beautiful hospice home, patients are welcome to invite friends and family in to visit. We need volunteers to work the front desk to serve as greeters. In addition, we are looking for volunteers willing to perform light housekeeping and kitchen help at our facility. If you are flexible and outgoing, this is the job for you! Our hospice home is located in Marysville.
CATEGORY: VOLUNTEER 2
Our agency is growing daily and experiencing changes in the health care system which requires constant revision and audits. Volunteers play a key role in making certain we are delivering the best care in the field by reviewing the work to ensure needs are being met. We do this by placing phone calls to families and patients, both during care and after the loss. In addition, our team conducts ongoing grief support and community events for the public. Volunteers are needed to help the agency function at peak efficiency.
We have many service lines and conduct a wide variety of services throughout the community. Other volunteer roles include: students, interns, episodic, and annual event support.
Please contact the Volunteer Office to find out how you can take the next step to becoming a Volunteer!