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VNS Health Community Impact Report

With your gift, you help VNS Health deliver vital services to vulnerable neighbors who might not otherwise be able to afford the care they need. Your support allows us to provide care to the New Yorkers who too often slip through the safety net.

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We are VNS Health.

For more than 125 years, VNS Health has been at the forefront of providing home- and community-based health care that is accessible to everyone. From our earliest days, we’ve known that life is lived at home and in the community, surrounded by family and friends. Because VNS Health teams deliver a wide range of care and support in homes and neighborhoods, we see all the things that make up the life of a person, a family, a community.

This year, you’ll notice our brand looks quite different. Our name and style have evolved, to tell a fuller story of our present and future. But our commitment to excellent care, especially for those most in need, is as strong as it’s ever been.

Join us in building the future of care. Help us give the comfort of home to neighbors in need.

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Inspiring hope from beginning to end of life.
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High quality, affordable, and accessible care for all.
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Addressing disparities in health care.
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Meeting people’s complex needs with coordinated and integrated care.
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Trailblazing new products and health care solutions.
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Care delivered in the comfort of home.
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A caregiver sits with a patient
Inspiring hope from beginning to end of life.

Each day, VNS Health delivers expert and compassionate health care to tens of thousands of New Yorkers at every life stage, including those who are overlooked, marginalized or otherwise find it hard to get the care they need.

From maternity, newborn and pediatric services that deliver family-focused care at home—to dignified hospice that brings comfort, relief, and peace of mind to patients and families at the end of life—VNS Health is delivering the care New Yorkers need at every age and life stage, where they need it most: in their homes and community.

High quality, affordable, and accessible care for all.

We believe everyone deserves access to compassionate, quality care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. With the help of our generous donors, VNS Health provides free and discounted interdisciplinary home care to under- or uninsured New Yorkers, and helps those who are eligible for Medicaid get enrolled. Through the Patient Assistance Fund, our clinicians find patients resources that promote health, such as medication co-pays, eyeglasses and air conditioners.

We also know that healthy people need healthy communities and support. That’s why VNS Health has a wide range of community-based outreach programs to meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, whether they are receiving in-home services from us or not, and anyone who might benefit from additional support. These programs empower young mothers to create a brighter future, bring culturally-sensitive care to underserved communities, embed care and support in neighborhoods with large senior populations, and connect in many other ways to deliver hope.

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Addressing disparities in health care.

COVID-19 exposed what VNS Health has long known: Communities of color face disparities in health care that can last a lifetime if not addressed. Our work bridges these disparities by delivering equitable access to quality care. Programs like Hospice Patient and Provider Education (HOPE), for example, introduce end-of-life services to Black and Latino communities who often underuse hospice.

A caregiver checks the heartbeat of a patient
Meeting people’s complex needs with coordinated and integrated care.

People aging in place with multiple chronic conditions and complex medical and social needs deserve coordinated care that considers the whole person. VNS Health’s Care Management team works with insurers and community health partners to provide extra support over an extended period to people living with chronic illnesses, to help them manage their conditions at home and avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital that can trigger a costly downward health spiral. We also partner to offer palliative care in a home setting designed to proactively manage challenges for those approaching end of life but not yet in hospice care.

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Trailblazing new products and health care solutions.

In addition to providing care, VNS Health is innovating the future of health care solutions through research. The Center for Home Care Policy & Research at VNS Health advances guidance and understanding on home- and community-based care by conducting scientifically rigorous research on clinical and policy issues related to delivering health services at home. The research leads to informed clinical care choices and decision-making by providers, policymakers, and consumers.

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Care delivered in the comfort of home.

Every day, VNS Health is delivering vital home care services to all New Yorkers including those who might not otherwise be able to afford and access the care they need. Our home care teams work together to help people manage and recover from illness or injury and continue with their lives, at home and surrounded by family.

From medication management to rehabilitation therapy, and from social work services that connect a patient with community resources to home health aides that assist with daily living and companionship — our teams assess each patient’s needs and tailor a home care plan that’s right for them.

VNS Health Charitable Care & Community Impact

In 2021, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we provided over $51 million in charitable care and community benefit programs that improved the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, young and old.

Thank you for helping us deliver expert care in the comfort of home for all New Yorkers.

Our new name reflects our over 125 year legacy as a trusted health care nonprofit and an innovator of home and community-based health care.

With your generous support, we provide compassionate care to those who want to live, grow, heal and age comfortably at home and in their communities.

Thank you for being a part of the VNS Health family.

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Choose VNS Health for your loved one’s care.