In order to better serve people requiring home care services in central NY, we are pleased to build and foster close working relationships with many organizations throughout the immediate geographic region and beyond. Included among them are the following:
Onondaga County Step Up to Stop Falls: This coalition’s goal is to learn more about the effects of falls among the Onondaga County aged population, as well as what measures can, and should, be taken in order to help prevent falls. Core coalition members include: Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth; VNA Homecare; Aurora of Central New York; St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center; and the Salvation Army. Other key coalition members include: Loretto Health Support; Loretto Pace; St. Joseph Hospital; Crouse Hospital; Excellus; Upstate University; and Interfaith Works. Projects initiated by Onondaga County Step Up to Stop Falls include: community strength and balance exercise programs; medication education; professional practice change (working to educate professionals in falls risk screening); in-home assessments; and public information.
Care Transitions (Crouse Hospital): Using a program developed by Crouse Hospital’s Heart Failure Transition Coach, a team from Crouse Hospital and VNA Homecare work together to provide a full continuum of cost-efficient, high-quality care for cardiac patients. The team has developed a communications hand-off tool that will help provide a more seamless transition from the hospital to home care for heart failure patients. The overall goal is to reduce hospital readmissions by presenting a more detailed, clear assessment of the patient’s clinical status at the time of discharge.
Onondaga County Medical Society: The mission of OCMS is to promote and preserve quality health care by working for patients, physicians and the community. Their vision is to be the leading organization uniting all physicians to promote quality health care for the people of Central New York. VNA Homecare strives to maintain a close working relationship with countless area physicians, and has a strong affinity and respect for OCMS, its leadership, mission, and members. Visit them at www.oncms.org