Home Care FAQs...
Quick access to frequently requested information
Q. What services does VNA offer?
A. VNA services include skilled nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; certified home health aides; customized private care solutions; elder care; caregiver respites, training and counseling; telehealth; hospice at home and the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
Q. Who is eligible to receive home care?
A. VNA serves Morris, Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex Counties. Residents of all ages who are homebound due to serious illnesses, injuries or disabilities and those who are homebound due to advanced age may be eligible for assistance, along with loved ones who serve as primary family caregivers. (In Somerset and Passaic Counties, caregivers who qualify for the State Respite Program can also receive services from VNA.)
Additionally, the needs of patients with life-limiting conditions and their loved ones are addressed by a dedicated hospice at home program and a VNA owned and operated inpatient hospice if needed.
Q. How much does home care cost?
A. Most clients are eligible for varied benefits under Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, long-term care insurance or several free and reduced cost grant-funded programs. A representative can help you determine eligibility for benefits and apply. Private pay services including part-time, full-time, and live-in certified home health aides are also available.
Q. Why should I choose VNA as my provider?
A. VNA has a distinguished history that spans 124 years. Since this nonprofit organization introduced visiting nursing to this region, it has evolved into a full-service home care provider and kept pace with community needs. VNA is licensed by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and accredited by CHAP, the national Community Health Affiliation Partner organization. To ensure an excellent experience for all clients, VNA’s staff is carefully screened and trained in the most current best practices and protocols.
Q. Is it safe to let VNA in my home due to the pandemic?
A. When appropriate safety protocols and personal protective equipment (PPE) are used, home care is very safe. In fact, VNA has provided essential in-home services without interruption throughout the pandemic.
Q. How do I get more information or request services?
A. Submit a request online or call 1-800-WE VISIT (938-4748) to arrange a free, no obligation phone consultation with a VNA representative who will listen to your needs and preferences, help to determine eligibility for services and, when appropriate, identify other community resources that can help. Also, specifically ask for the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey if your doctor prescribes home care. Patients are often free to choose a provider under Medicare and private insurance plans.