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Charles R. Wood Foundation Awards Grant to VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region for Respite Care

RUTLAND, VT (November 9, 2021)

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation toward a respite fund that will provide 96 hours a month of respite care to families receiving pediatric high-tech services.

Disability a disabled child in a wheelchair relaxing outside together with a care assistant

“We are honored to receive this critically needed grant for respite care,” said, Sara C. King, CEO. “These funds will provide family caregivers a much-needed break in ongoing care for children who are medically fragile and medically complex.”

The High-Tech program at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region provides individualized pediatric nursing and in-home therapy services in Bennington and Rutland Counties. Our specialized team includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists along with support staff.