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Caring for the Community

At the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod, our goal is to provide comprehensive home health, hospice services and public health programs that enable individuals - from newborns to the elderly - to receive care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes and support through community services. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition from a hospital, nursing home or clinic to home.

Our staff is dedicated to patient care and safety, in collaboration with physicians and healthcare professionals.

Who We Are

Established in 1916, the VNA of Cape Cod is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations on the Cape. The VNA provides an array of health services from skilled nursing and therapies in the home to community health programs. Changes in the healthcare environment and technology, such as earlier hospital discharges, have led to an increasing need for the services of the VNA. To meet these challenges, we have grown to more than 400 employees, providing more than 200,000 home visits annually.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the VNA of Cape Cod cares for patients from Bourne to Provincetown and the Islands, a service area spanning more than 1,000 square miles.

The VNA of Cape Cod is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is Medicare/Medicaid certified, and accepts most private insurance.

The VNA of Cape Cod is a proud member of the Cape & Islands Association of Community Health Agencies, Home & Health Care Association of Massachusetts, Visiting Nurse Association of New England, Inc., and the National Association of Home Care.

What We Do

Whether visiting patients recovering from surgery, teaching patients and families to care for and manage acute and chronic conditions or dealing with a terminal illness, VNA professionals have earned a reputation for their caring attitude, skills and professionalism. Our skilled services offer a wide range of care options that allow patients to safely recover where they feel most comfortable, in their own home.

The increased complexity and advanced technology and treatment options for patient needs upon discharge from the hospital has required VNA staff to be skilled in complicated, high-tech care. Specially trained teams offer intravenous therapy, wound care, ostomy care, pain management, palliative and hospice care, mental health assessments, telemonitoring and maternal and child health. We provide seamless coordination of care through our advanced technologies. In keeping with our mission, we are continuously expanding the scope of our services and raising the quality of care we provide.

Our commitment and connection to the communities we service continues to be the foundation upon which the VNA of Cape Cod builds for the future.

“I thank you for your dedication and commitment to your 'at home' patients. Your staff helped greatly with my recovery and I shall be forever grateful.”– VNA Patient Review

“I did not realize what an outstanding resource the VNA is for people in need and we will now always be a huge supporter.” – VNA Caregiver Review

Added COVID-19 Precautions

The VNA of Cape Cod is closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in protecting patients, their families and staff during this time.

Our care teams are trained to identify signs of COVID-19 as well as steps to help keep their patients and themselves safe.

Learn more about Cape Cod Healthcare’s ongoing safety standards and infection control readiness on our COVID-19 Resource Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

At the VNA, every volunteer plays a vital role in the overall success of the agency. Our volunteers are men and women of all ages who work in many areas and provide assistance in a variety of settings. By becoming a member of this service-oriented group, you can make a difference for yourself and for others.

Learn more about VNA volunteer opportunities available in your area.