Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County

In-home nursing care from Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare provides visiting nurses to help you stay in your home. Call (315) 624-HOME (4663) to find out more.

About VNA

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County is a certified home health agency and also provides a certified long-term home health care program approved by the New York State Department of Health. We were founded in 1915 and remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized health care in the comfort of your home.

We Are Committed To...

  • Assisting you in your home
  • Keeping your family together
  • Helping maintain your independence
  • Promoting your healing
  • Improving your quality of life
  • Reducing your stress
  • Delivering personalized care and health education to you.

We Provide:

  • Skilled nursing professionals
  • Home health aides
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Medical social services
  • Nutritionists
  • Respiratory therapists.

What services do VNA’s skilled nursing professionals provide?

Our professional nursing staff provides assessments and treatments including home intravenous therapy, wound care and Home TeleHealth. Our certified wound care nurse provides treatment for diabetic, pressure and stasis ulcers, surgical and traumatic wounds, in-home Doppler screening and ostomy assessment and evaluation. Home health aides provide assistance with your personal hygiene and light housekeeping.

What is Home TeleHealth?

Home TeleHealth allows your nurse to see and monitor you in your home through a basic monitor and central computer located at the VNA offices. You are able to see and interact with your nurse. Your blood pressure, heart and lung sounds, weight and oxygen levels are gathered and recorded. Your nurse then delivers this information to your doctor.

VNA’s Therapy Department

Our Therapy Department provides education and support services. Physical therapists work with you to improve your strength, walking, range of motion, functioning and mobility. Occupational therapists help build your ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing. Speech therapists assist if you have difficulty speaking, communicating or trouble swallowing. Nutritional counseling is also available.

VNA’s Medical Social Services

Our medical social worker (MSW) can:

  • Counsel you and your family regarding your illness
  • Assist with completion of medical insurance forms
  • Make referrals and appropriate connections to community services.

VNA’s Long-Term Home Health Care Program

Our case-managed program is delivered to those who qualify in conjunction with the Oneida County Department of Social Services.

The program includes:

  • Personal care aides
  • Medical or social day care/transportation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Audiology
  • Housekeeping
  • Respite care
  • Specific home modifications.
Community Health Accreditation Program

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County is a Certified Home Health Agency by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations, which accredits more than 8,300 sites with a purpose to define and advance the highest quality of community-based care.

Through authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards.