Let’s face it. Health care is constantly changing. But no matter how many things change, one thing remains the same—our decade’s long commitment to the families we serve.
Whether you have come to know us as the Bennington Area VNA & Hospice, Rutland Area or Dorset Area VNA & Hospice or Manchester Health Services, we have come together, united as the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. We have the same locations, staff, and above all, the same excellent award-winning quality of care the community has come to know and trust—That’s one thing that will never change.
Hospice and palliative care are specialized care options for persons with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. When medical care cannot offer a cure, hospice provides care, comfort and support for persons with life-limiting conditions as well as their families.
When a person at any age has an injury, accident, surgery, or is suffering from a chronic illness, home care is a popuar option for long term care which allows the choice to age in place—at home—with the specified level of care they need for safety, comfort and independence. Call on our expert team of medical professionals. We will develop, with you, an individualized, comprehensive care plan to promote continuity of care for your—or a loved one’s—care and recovery at home.
Parents of special health needs and medically fragile children face a multitude of challenges. VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region offers medically fragile children with short-term or chronic medical conditions, care in the comfort of their own homes—within familiar and nurturing surroundings, and with the love and support of their families.
Each child and family is unique. VNAHSR will coordinate with your child’s medical providers to customize a plan of care matched to meet your family’s needs that will include a home health care team led by a registered nurse clinical manager, and may include nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers. In addition to home nursing and therapy, VNAHSR caregivers can provide personal care services to help children who need special assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, exercise, and even playing.
In 2007, the agency expanded to serve the people of Dorset, Rupert, and Pawlet through the acquisition of the Dorset Nursing Association.