GMVNA is excited to announce that we were selected as a recipient of the 2016 Cummings Foundation 100K for 100! We plan to enhance our Community Nursing Programs which include Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Support Groups, Blood Pressure & Ask a Nurse Clinics, Flu Clinics, and Free Nursing Assessments for our Private Care division.
The Community Nurse Program addresses and provides necessary information by health care professional to vulnerable elderly populations through education, resources, prevention protocols and home safety assessments. This program is beneficial for the individual, families, communities and the overall health care service delivery system.
Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Support Groups are held by a RN and PT for individuals suffering from Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. The support groups are held monthly for an hour and half at local community centers, churches and assisted living facilities. There are currently six support groups held each month by GMVNA. Providing this service is a necessary step to help people cope with the stress of managing these diseases. Members of the community learn about new treatments, share stories and work together to provide support and encouragement for one another.
The Ask a Nurse/Blood Pressure Clinics are held at local council on aging centers, churches, assisted living facilities, malls and community centers. There are currently eight clinics held each month for one to two hours. Each clinic provides free service to 100 attendees. The Registered Nurses who manage the clinics provide monitoring of blood pressure and give nursing advice to individuals who may not have access to physician offices.
The annual Flu Clinics are run by Registered Nurses, to patients aged 65 years and older. The clinics help to improve the health and well-being of patients and prevent the spread of the Flu throughout the community.
Free Nursing Assessments are provided by a RN to each patient in the comfort of their home. This service provides patients with a consultation and helps them identify available clinical and support resources within the community.
We couldn’t be more grateful to The Cummings Foundation for selecting us this year!