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Lombardi Program

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Lombardi Program, which is also known as the Long-Term Home Health Care or the Nursing Home Without Walls program, provides comprehensive, coordinated care in the home for the Medicaid eligible chronically ill and disabled who are qualified to enter a nursing home, but prefer to remain in their homes. In addition to receiving home nursing care, Lombardi participants receive assistance from home health aides and are often provided with social day care, home-delivered meals and transportation to and from medical appointments. (The Lombardi program is named after Tarky Lombardi, the New York State senator who championed the health care bill that made the program possible.)