About Us

In March 2017, Greater Medford Visiting Nurse Association and Visiting Nurse and Community Health, based in Arlington, merged to form Visiting Nurse & Community Care (VNCC).

Both of these nonprofit organizations had been providing home health care and community health programs for more than a century and will continue to offer the same high-quality services to 63 communities in the greater Medford/Arlington area. For a list of the communities we serve, click here.


A bit of history: Medford Visiting Nurses Association began in 1900 when Lucy Rowe, RN began visiting patients in their home on her bicycle. Over the next several years, Lucy was joined by three other nurses as the need for home nursing visits increased and the community valued this important service. We’ve come a long way!


VNCC is built on a foundation of patient advocacy, quality, trust, compassion and patient rights. 

Services include:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Therapy
  • Home healthcare
  • Companionship and personal care
  • Hospice
  • Medical transportation
  • Transition programs
  • Education

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our clients, enabling them to remain in the comfort and safety of their homes, living productive, independent lives. VNCC’s multi-disciplinary teams maintain timely and accurate communication with the client’s physician and family.

We collaborate with other healthcare providers to assist in the transition of patients back to their homes.

Our team of specialists includes:

  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Hospice team
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Certified home health aides
  • Volunteers

Funding and Certifications


VNCC is a nonprofit, community-based organization that relies on charitable donations made by individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and communities. Your support is greatly appreciated. To make a gift, visit our Donations page.


VNCC is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to accept Medicare and Medicaid. We also care for HMO (managed care) and private insurance clients, in addition to those who choose to pay privately.

Free Consultations

To arrange for a FREE consultation or request additional information, please call us at 781-643-6090 or email us at info@thevisitingnurses.com. We’ll be happy to provide additional details about the services listed above or assistance with any other specialized needs.