Elkridge, MD (November 20, 2017) – MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) celebrates National Homecare Month by recognizing the home healthcare professionals who help deliver the freedom people need to live safely in their own homes. Through their skilled care and tireless compassion, the homecare community supports individuals recovering from injury and illness, and overcoming disabilities.
During the month of November, home healthcare companies across the nation honor the millions of nurses, therapists, social workers, homecare aides, and other professionals who make a positive difference for the patients and families they serve. These healthcare and business professionals provide medical treatment, rehabilitation, IV therapy, wound care, self-care education, medication management, activities of daily living support, remote patient monitoring and other critical services to help patients live safely and comfortably in their own homes.
As one of the founders of home healthcare, MedStar VNA began in 1900 as one of only 20 visiting nurse societies in the United States, seeking to improve health and treat disease in the community. MedStar VNA continues to blaze the trail in home healthcare by creating innovative ways to care for patients in the home, while offering the empathy and compassion many patients need most.
To further celebrate Home Healthcare Month, MedStar VNA honored all of its employees during an annual celebration event, held on November 7. This year, two outstanding associates celebrated 40 years of service with the MedStar organization. Twenty-two others celebrated 20 or more years of service. According to MedStar VNA President Traci Anderson, “It takes a special person to dedicate their career to the health and well-being of others. Our employees live our mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and they deserve to be honored and celebrated.”
About MedStar Visiting Nurse Association
MedStar VNA is a non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, in-home healthcare provider, that offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation for homebound, disabled and chronically ill patients in the Maryland, D.C. and the Northern Virginia region. To support good health in the community, MedStar VNA offers vaccination and wellness programs across the region. For more information about MedStar VNA, call 800-862-2166 or visit medstarvna.org.