Over a century of caring for the community
Since 1909, the Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove has been a cornerstone of the community. Our mission as an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organization is to bring professional health care to the home and to teach families how to care for their loved ones in all stages of life, regardless of their ability to pay for that care.
Our Core Values
We believe that:
We should strive for quality and excellence in every way.
Every person must be treated with dignity and respect.
We must use resources wisely and efficiently without compromising quality.
Personal safety, autonomy, independent functioning and confidentiality are priority aims in quality home care.
Qualified workers are valued resources to be encouraged and developed through on-going professional development.
Our goals are best achieved through teamwork and collaboration within our organization and community.
Hanover & Spring Grove In-Home Hospice Care
When the time comes to consider hospice care for yourself or a loved one, you can trust in the Visiting Nurses Association of Hanover & Spring Grove to partner with your family in providing the highest quality in-home care during this difficult end-of-life period. Our highly qualified team of nurses and health care professionals offers care not only for patients with terminal illnesses but important support for their circle of loved ones and caregivers. We also help verify and begin coverage through insurance plans or help you find other assistance.
How In-Home Hospice Care Makes a Difference
Not only does a patient’s end-of-life period provide additional physical and emotional difficulties for patients, but it also becomes an incredibly emotionally trying time for families. That’s when in-home hospice can step in to make a true difference. When your health care team tells you it’s time, the VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove is ready to help you with many different areas of care, including:
Managing patient comfort. Pain management is a key component in end-of-life care, and our staff will work with the patient and their health care team to ensure that a high level of comfort is achieved and maintained.
Enabling patient choice. Patients have many different choices when it comes to end-of-life care, including whether to continue treatments and therapies, how final visits and plans are facilitated and even the scheduling of daily needs. Our staff works to honor each patient’s wishes, family values and cultural beliefs.
Embracing patients and families with high-level support. Terminal illnesses are not just difficult physically but also spiritually and emotionally. Our staff includes spiritual counselors, social workers and highly trained companionship and respite volunteers to envelop the patient and their loved ones with the highest level of support.
Florence deHaven Stick Memorial Scholarship Program Now Open
The Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove is excited to share that our annual application process for the Florence deHaven Stick Memorial Scholarship is now underway. The scholarship honors Florence deHaven Stick, Hanover's first visiting nurse. The scholarship fund was established by the VNA in 1982 and funded by a bequest from Dr. Edward W. Stick as a memorial to his wife.
Scholarships in the range of $4,000-$5,000 will be awarded by the VNA to students enrolled in an accredited nursing program or accepted for classes beginning in the fall of 2019 for a career as an R.N. or L.P.N. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance and extracurricular activities. All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2019.
If you have questions, please call Heather Reynolds or Kim Hackett at the VNA office.