Wed, 27 May 2015 13:48:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 VNA Homecare Dream Vacation Fundraising Raffle to Benefit Capital Campaign Tue, 26 May 2015 19:30:47 +0000 Syracuse, NY – Tickets are now available for VNA Homecare’s Dream Vacation Fundraising Raffle, featuring opportunities to win either an “Autumn in the Berkshires” or “Disney World Stay and Play” vacation.

Each vacation package includes something for the whole family to enjoy:

Trip One: Autumn in the Berkshires
Sept. 1-8, 2015

  • One week stay at Vacation Village in the Berkshires (one bedroom that sleeps four, one bath, full kitchen, living room and dining area)
  • $500 Enterprise Rent-a-Car gift certificate
  • $50 Café Adam gift certificate
  • $100 dinner for two at the Cranwell Resort and Spa
  • Two, one-day passes to the Normal Rockwell Museum

Trip Two: Disney World Stay and Play
Oct. 17-24, 2015

  • One week stay at the Liki Tiki Village Resort, Orlando (two bedrooms that sleep six total, two bath, full kitchen, living room and dining area)
  • $500 Enterprise Rent-a-Car gift certificate
  • Four Disney Park Hopper Passes
  • $100 Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse, Orlando, gift certificate

Tickets are $25 each, or three for $50.  Only 250 tickets for each trip will be sold.  Winning tickets will be drawn July 8, 2015, and you do not need to be present to win.  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the VNA Homecare Capital Campaign.

As part of VNA Homecare’s ongoing effort to better meet the increased and changing needs of those it serves, the organization looks to re-imagine its future as an expert in home health care by focusing on access to care, care transitions, care coordination and the provision of home and community-based services across the entire region through the launch of its Capital Campaign.  Located at 1050 West Genesee Street, VNA Homecare’s operational headquarters will begin a transformation in the coming months that will allow for many efficient and effective changes to its service delivery system.

To purchase your Dream Vacation raffle ticket today, call 477-9301 or 477-9382.

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Rolf Appointed to Visiting Nurse Associations of America Board of Directors Wed, 20 May 2015 16:17:43 +0000 VNA Homecare President and Chief Executive Officer Kate Rolf has joined the Visiting Nurse Associations of America Board of Directors.

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America, or VNAA, supports, promotes and advances nonprofit providers of community-based healthcare including home health, hospice and palliative care and health promotion services to ensure quality care within communities. The organization believes that all people should have access to affordable, high-quality, compassionate home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services, regardless of the complexity of care or ability to pay. VNAA strives for the highest possible levels of service, patient care, ethical conduct and integrity as it supports the nonprofit mission in delivering healthcare.

As a member of the Board of Directors for VNAA, Rolf will help in guiding the Visiting Nurse Associations’ work and assist in advancing the mission of the organization. Rolf has served as the President and CEO of VNA Homecare for more than three years, in which time she has been responsible for increasing patient census, improving financial outcomes and increasing revenue.

The VNAA’s Board of Directors consists of 15 members including Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Immediate Past President.

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Eldercare Foundation’s “Gift of Age” Cabaret Honors Dr. David G. Murray & Mattie Lee Campbell Wed, 20 May 2015 16:15:57 +0000 2015 Gift of Age Cabaret - WebThe 8th annual “Gift of Age” Cabaret was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 to benefit the Eldercare Foundation, a division of VNA Homecare.  Funds raised by the Foundation support the important work of Home Aides of Central New York, a not-for-profit home healthcare agency affiliated with VNA Homecare that has been serving the aging members of our community since 1966.

More than 150 guests from the local community enjoyed entertainment by Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the most celebrated and internationally-renowned jazz families of the past quarter century, and Tom Varano, a painter from Rome, NY known for his captivating Emotion Into Art performances. Additionally, Dr. David G. Murray and Mattie Lee Campbell were honored for their support and commitment to the mission of the Eldercare Foundation.

“The individuals honored at this year’s Cabaret are true advocates for our aging population, and are dedicated to the work done by Home Aides of Central New York,” said Kate Rolf, president and chief executive officer. “They, along with our generous sponsors, advertisers and contributors, allow our agency to serve the aging, ill and frail members of our community.”

Dr. David G. Murray, Eldercare Champion Award
There are two principals that Dr. David G. Murray has lived by during his lifetime: never answer a question with a question, and never say “no” to a reasonable request. Each day, he has held true to these, whether it be working with patients and families at SUNY Upstate, or donating his time to countless committees and organizations in the community. For his dedication and commitment to Central New York and to the people he has inspired throughout his 40 year medical career, the Eldercare Foundation honored him as a “Champion.”

Dr. Murray brought distinction to SUNY Upstate by building one of the premiere orthopedic surgery departments in the world and by his international recognition as a gifted surgeon, physician-scientist and service to his profession. While at SUNY Upstate, Dr. Murray graduated more than 120 orthopedic surgeons from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s residency program.

The Eldercare Foundation also benefited from Dr. Murray’s vision and eagerness to succeed. He chaired the first “Gift of Age” Cabaret Committee in 2008 and served in the same capacity in 2014, helping to raise thousands of dollars for the seniors in our community that wish to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Murray retired from the Eldercare Foundation Board of Directors at the end of 2014.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Murray designed, developed and patented the variable-axis knee prosthesis, which for many years was referred to as the “Syracuse knee.” Dr. Murray was elected the 50th president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1982, and the 77th president of the American College of Surgeons in 1998. In between, he served as President of the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, the Knee Society, the Onondaga County Medical Society, Patients Choice, Inc., and the Martin Memorial Foundation.

Dr. Murray attended Cornell University and received a medical degree from the School of Medicine of Washington University in St. Louis in 1955. He completed a surgical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in 1956. After service in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, Dr. Murray resumed general surgery training at SUNY Upstate from 1958 to 1959. He then completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1962. Dr. Murray joined the SUNY Upstate faculty in 1962 and was promoted to professor in 1969. He was named chair of the Department in 1966, a position he held for 30 years.

Dr. Murray has three sons and six grandchildren. He resides in Syracuse with his wife Judith Sayles, who is a practicing attorney.

Mattie Lee Campbell, Eldercare Achiever Award
Mattie Lee Campbell was born in 1918, when silent movies were popular, the world was dealing with an influenza pandemic, women were going to work for the first time to replace men who had been drafted for World War I, trains were the primary form of transportation and communications were done through telegrams. Today, things have certainly changed for 96-year-old Campbell, who says her days are filled with laughter and joy thanks to the people that surround her – including the staff at VNA Homecare.

Campbell is the first recipient of the Eldercare Foundation’s Eldercare Achiever Award, which recognizes a patient of VNA Homecare who sets an example for Central New York’s growing population of aging individuals.

Campbell benefits from several of the services offered by VNA Homecare, including managed long term care services from VNA Homecare Options; socialization at the Eldercare Social Day Program; personal care assistance from Home Aides of Central New York; and registered nurse visits provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York.

“I have a wonderful life,” she says. “I have everything I want at home – my own room, my own things. And I have everything I want here (at the Social Day Program) – I play bingo, sing and dance, and have great friends.”

And her days are made that much more fulfilling thanks to her daughter Pamela, son-in-law Leroy, her three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Born and raised in Georgia, Campbell moved to the Syracuse area at the age of 33 and made a career as a personal live-in cook for several families.  She also worked at the psychiatric hospital. Today, she lives with her daughter and son-in-law in Liverpool.

Pictured From Left: Eldercare Foundation President & CEO Kate Rolf, Dr. David G. Murray, Mattie Lee Campbell and Eldercare Foundation Board Chair Anita Lombardi.

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NAMI (New Allowable Monthly Income) Collections Specialist – Syracuse, NY Wed, 20 May 2015 14:26:37 +0000 Job Description:
The NAMI Collections Specialist is responsible for the collection of Net Allowable Monthly Income for members in a Managed Long Term Care Plan. Manage all communication for all overdue accounts and investigate and resolve all issues. Oversee all write offs and assist to balance all nonpayment and maintain track of payments according to collection policy. Ensure compliance to all federal and local regulations for collection process. Ability to work with outside resources to research and collect receivables including Nursing Homes, Banks, Insurance Companies and members.

• NAMI experience required.
• Excellent communication and computer skills required.
• Strong attention to detail
• Skilled in prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines
• Self-directed and organized with the ability to work independently
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and internal policies.

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits

Status: Full Time

VNA Homecare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button below.


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Adult Social Day Program Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor – Syracuse, NY Tue, 19 May 2015 13:47:59 +0000 Job Description: LPN is responsible to ensure quality and safe delivery of personal care services to enrolled participants while being aware of their need for services. Responsible for supervision and direction of home health aides and assignment of duties.


Diploma from a school approved by the New York State Education Department for preparation of licensed practical nurses.

Current license as a licensed practical nurse in New York State.

Current professional liability insurance.

Minimum one (1) years’ experience as a licensed practical nurse in a hospital setting or home health care agency.

Computer experience in Excel, word and email.

Demonstrate experience in dealing with frail elderly persons.

Exemplify knowledge of principles and techniques in dealing with physical, mental and emotional health of frail elderly.
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: comprehensive benefits

Status: Full Time, schedule from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.


Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button.


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Managed Long Term Care Enrollment Specialist RN – Syracuse, NY Thu, 14 May 2015 13:46:18 +0000 Managed Long Term Care – Enrollment Specialist, RN

Newly designed Sign On Bonus program – $5,000

Job Description:Enrollment RN is Responsible for building relationships, receiving referrals and reviewing patient information referred to VNA Homecare Options, LLC to determine initial appropriateness of admission. Promotes and fosters ongoing collaborative communication with institutional and VNA Homecare Options, LLC personnel to establish coordinated home care. Facilitates the safe and timely transfer of patients from a hospital or skilled nursing facility or other Health Care site to the care of the Agency.

License and current registration as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State
Education: Associates Degree in Nursing required, Bachelors of Nursing strongly preferred.
Minimum of one year of Nursing experience
Long Term Care and or managed care experience preferred
Knowledge of homecare, Medicare and Medicaid preferred
Case Management Certification Preferred
Bilingual skills preferred
Ability to work independently, multiple assignments, prioritize workload.
Strong communication skills person to person, and by phone.
Strong presentation skills. Use of PowerPoint Presentations
Travel within geographic service area and ability to drive in all weather conditions. Valid NYS driver’s license required.

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits, mileage reimbursement and no rotating shifts.

Status: Full Time


Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button below.


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Accountant – Syracuse, NY Tue, 12 May 2015 01:00:40 +0000 Job Description:
The Accountant is responsible for the general ledger close, budgeting, analysis and accurate financial reporting functions. Performs assigned account reconciliations and prepares monthly financial statements.

– Bachelor of Science in Accounting preferred or equivalent number of years of experience
– 1 year of general ledger accounting, preferably in a health related field
– Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
– Skilled in prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines
– Strong attention to detail
– Self-directed and organized with the ability to work independently
– Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and internal policies.

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits

Status: Full Time

VNA Homecare is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button below.


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VNA Homecare Celebrates National Homecare Month Thu, 07 May 2015 16:12:53 +0000 National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6-12, honors the diverse contributions of nurses across the country.  VNA Homecare will mark this annual celebration by honoring its 137 nurses, whose collaborative nature and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty defines the essence of nursing.

“VNA Homecare is especially proud of the nurses who contribute to our mission every day,” states VNA Homecare President and Chief Executive Officer M. Kate Rolf.  “Because of them, we’re able to provide the best possible care to those we serve.  Their compassion and dedication ensures a stronger, healthier community for us all.”

National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as National Nurses Day / RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.  Traditionally, the week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the country’s largest health care profession, are working to improve health care.  From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.

“Our country’s nurses are more than caregivers,” Rolf states, “they’re leaders, adopting innovative technologies and embracing the challenges of their evolving profession.  National Nurses Week offers us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the vital contributions these dedicated professionals make every day.”

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Customer Service Center Team Leader, RN – Syracuse, NY Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:32:35 +0000 Job description: The Customer Service Center Team Leader, RN is Responsible for the oversight and day to day management of the Customer Service Center. Ensures all referrals are appropriate to the requested service line. Communicates with Hospital Home Care Coordinators, Team Leaders, internal and external referral sources to assure all required information is obtained and confirmed for referral processing.


Current New York State registered professional nurse license
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing preferred
Minimum of two year’s experience as a home care nurse and acute care experience
Ability to use critical thinking and to make decisions with confidence
Current professional liability insurance
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently
Excellent communications skills and problem solving ability
Compliance with agency policies and procedures
Ability to use a variety of computer software

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits

Salary: Competitive

Status: Full Time


Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button below :

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Pediatric Home Care RN – Syracuse, NY Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:22:14 +0000

Searching for a Pediatric Registered Nurse  and offering a Newly designed Sign On Bonus program – $5,000

Job Description:  RN’s provide skilled nursing services to patients and are responsible for direct client care as assigned and under the guidance of a clinical manager. They ensure quality and safe delivery of home health services. Pediatrics experience is required.

Skills Required: Self-directed, organized with the ability to work independently. Good oral and written communication skills.

Certifications Required: Current NYS RN and driver’s licenses. Current professional liability and auto insurances.

Salary: Competitive with incentive pay

Benefits: flexible schedules, incentive pay, comprehensive benefits, mileage reimbursement and no rotating shifts.

Status: Full Time, Part Time & Weekend Positions Available

Schedule: Full time schedule 7am-3:30pm, 8am-4:30pm or 10:30am-7pm


Qualified candidates can submit resumes via the apply now button below :

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