We understand the importance of delivering culturally sensitive care and serving the unique needs of all of our patients. We know you and your loved ones live in New York but may be most comfortable with nurses and other professionals who are bi- or multi-lingual and capable of delivering care by communicating in the patient’s first language.

At VNSNY, we’ve tailored our comprehensive home health care and community-based services to New York City’s population of more than two million Hispanics and Latinos.

Our health professionals include Spanish-speaking nurses, therapists, home health aides, social workers, and translators who provide every type of care, from mental health services to managing medications. They receive specialized training, through which they learn to address your cultural needs and customs, and they take those traditions into account when they care for you and your family. They are especially sensitive to:

  • Hispanic/Latino dietary and nutritional practices and how they relate to medical conditions and continuing health
  • Family dynamics in the care of the elderly and those with disabilities
  • Educating patients and families on medical conditions and treatments; they can also supply patient education materials in Spanish.

In addition, VNSNY works closely with many social, community, and health agencies for language-specific referrals.

To find out more about the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, please visit our Spanish-language website at


For more information on VNSNY's Spanish/Latino home health care services, please call 1-800-675-0391.