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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made drastic cuts of close to $20 billion over the next 10 years. This means that nearly 3 million Medicare beneficiaries may lose access to clinical nursing and therapy services in the home.
This is unprecedented in our 125-year history of caring for communities. It will be particularly damaging to our VNA and all Home Care agencies already challenged by inflation, staffing shortages, fuel prices, and continuing COVID-19 issues.
Since 1898, VNA has been providing care in the home that is proven to be the preferred choice for seniors and people with disabilities. Reducing payments to home health agencies threatens access to this vital care.
Please click on this link to send a message to your congressional representatives.
Did you know that Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey? So we know a thing or two about helping seniors “age in place” to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes, and also what services people need to recover from illness and surgery at home. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the care our patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please visit vnannj.org/donate or call VNA Foundation at 973-451-4148.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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