History

4a21184rThe Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1917. It was one of the founding members of the Community Chest (United Way) in 1915 and has received funding from United Way ever since. In 1966, the VNA became one of the first agencies in the nation to be certified under Medicare.

vna1For 100 years the VNA has continued its “Tradition of Caring” to those in need consistent with clinical criteria regardless of their ability to pay. The Visiting Nurse Association is the only free-standing, nonprofit (501C-3) agency remaining in our immediate service area to provide home care to those in need.

vna2In the past year, the VNA provided 73,664 hours of personal care support and 33,192 skilled home visits to nearly 3,000 individuals in our community. Through the generous support of The United Way of Greater Cincinnati and individuals throughout the community, we provided over $1.8 Million dollars’ worth of charity care services. Without these services, our community would look very different and many more individuals would have significant complications from health issues, unnecessary hospital stays or be forced to live in long term care facilities.