12 HOUR EVENT
Join us for our first annual fundraising Scrapbook crop event, held Saturday, January 18th
Memories Forever Scrapbooking
5407 Maitland Road
Clyde, MI 48049
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages will be provided.
- $40 Per Person
- Please make checks payable to the Visiting Nurse Association
- Non-refundable registration fee due by January 11th, 2014 and must be paid at time of registration.
- Raffles and door prizes
- Vendors with supplies on site
- Bake Sale
Join the fun! All proceeds will benefit the Adult Day Program. You may call the ADP office at (810) 984-4131 ext. 190 for details.
VNA AND BLUE WATER HOSPICE RECEIVES ELITE RECOGNITION
Click here for more information from VNAA.org
A local home care and hospice agency received fantastic news this week from the Visiting Nurse Associations of America. VNA and Blue Water Hospice, with locations in Marysville and Port Huron, has been recognized as a “2013 HomeCare Elite” Agency. The HomeCare Elite™ is an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. This market-leading review, from OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth, names the top 25 percent of agencies in home health performance measures. The HomeCare Elite also recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide.
Agencies from across the nation are on this prestigious list, but VNA and Blue Water Hospice is the only VNAA member organization in Michigan to receive this distinction. ”Not only were we excited to receive the honor,” explained Quality Manager Lisa Martin, RN, “we were thrilled to be recognized as the only VNAA elite agency in Michigan. It is quite an honor and speaks directly to our staff who provide the care. The agency is only as good as the staff and this honor is shared by all of our nurses, aides, social workers, volunteers, and everybody on the team.”
VNA and Blue Water Hospice is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1952 and has evolved into a premier provider of home health, hospice and non-medical support services throughout southern Sanilac, St. Clair and northern Macomb counties. Built on a solid foundation, it maintains deep roots in the community with plans to continue caring for residents in its service area by providing the best choice in the area. Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice renewed their CHAP Accreditation (Community Health Accreditation Program) October of 2012 with deemed status for both service lines. This means it is certified to provide Medicare and Medicaid services. For more information or to place a referral, call (810) 984-4131.
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!