The Walpole Area VNA, referred to as WAVNA, is a non-profit, community based, certified home care agency, providing high quality home health care and resource information to people of all ages. If you are seeking care for yourself or a loved one, we can help.
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About the VNA
Starting in 1909 with $500.00 from the Walpole Women’s Club, Mrs. Emma Newcomb was hired as the first nurse for WAVNA. She traveled throughout town on foot, bicycle or on the trolley. One night in 1913, with no doctor available, she delivered three babies on her own. That year she made 1,024 house calls and in 2013 WAVNA made close to 30,000 home care visits in the 23 towns we now serve. In addition to nursing care, services were provided by physical, occupational, and speech therapists, social workers, dieticians, maternal child health nurses and wound specialty nurses. WAVNA has kept pace with advancements in technology as well and in June of this year introduced an advanced cardiac-pulmonary health program which includes in-home equipment that wirelessly transmits patient’s key health data to their health care team including the physician.
Our Mission is very simple: Compassionate, high quality health care in your home.
Our Values: Relationships with our patients, their caregivers and their entire healthcare team.
Our Triple Aim Goal:
- To improve the care experience for our clients
- To improve the health of the community at large
- To ensure efficiency of services provided to clients