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The Nurse Workforce Challenge in Home Health

HomeCare Magazine recently published an editorial by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, Vice President of Quality and Research at VNAA and ElevatingHOME, entitled, “The Nurse Workforce Challenge in Home Health.” The editorial, available here, focuses on the RN workforce and the growing vacancy rates and recruitment challenges home-based care faces today. The HomeCare Magazine piece follows a study commissioned by VNAA and ElevatingHOME and subsequent white paper report examining the state of new graduate RNs in home-based care. The report, “New Graduates in Home-Based Care,” available here, summarizes expert opinions from nurse leaders in home-based care and nurse academics. 

Clarification on Morisky Scale Notice

On January 8, 2019, a notice was distributed to VNAA member organizations regarding the 19th edition of the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual and a copyright issue with its use of the 'Modified Morisky Scale.'

VNAA and Clorox Announce Recipients of the 2018 Say “Boo!” to the Flu Grant

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is excited to announce our continuing partnership with the Clorox Company to give busy families an easy way to help scare away the flu virus this fall. More than 150,000 vaccines have been administered to children through the Say “Boo!” to the Flu program since its inception in 2005.

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LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo

October 27-30, 2019
San Diego, CA
The Visiting Nurses Association of America distributed the ‘Modified Morisky Scale’ in the 19th edition of the Clinical Procedure Manual, which was not authorized or endorsed by Dr. Morisky and contains false and unauthorized scoring and coding, and any and all use requires remedial measures, including licensing, training and certification for proper use. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

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Visiting Nurse Associations of America is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports, promotes and advocates for the role of mission-driven home-based care providers including home health, hospice and palliative care. VNAA’s members provide high-quality, cost-effective and compassionate home-based care to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. VNAA members range from independent, free-standing home health and hospice agencies, to home health and hospice providers that are affiliated with or owned by integrated health care systems.  In today’s health care environment, VNAA’s members are an essential component of health care delivery systems in communities across the country.
 
VNAA is a subsidiary organization of ElevatingHOME. ElevatingHOME is a 501(c)(6) industry organization formed to align, unify and strengthen the home-based care industry. ElevatingHOME envisions home-based care providers as a critical component of health care delivery models and advances this vision through communications, research and robust advocacy initiatives. All VNAA provider members are also ElevatingHOME members.