Stories of Care – Every Encounter is a Story

Every day, our dedicated staff provide hands-on, expert care to New Yorkers who need it. These are their stories.
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Building Trust and Making Connections

Building Trust and Making Connections

For this VNSNY social worker, moving quickly to line up services is as important as helping clients learn to become independent. Read More
“We Help You Cope with Life”

“We Help You Cope with Life”

A VNSNY social worker provided her patient with perspective and encouragement—resources that she used to make healing connections in her community. Read More
Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

A VNSNY Intake Nurse talks about the steps needed to make the transition for hospital to home safe and seamless. Read More
Easing Fears at a First Home Care Visit

Easing Fears at a First Home Care Visit

VNSNY home care nurse Neely B. takes charge of a patient’s transition from the hospital to his home where he can live alone and safely. Read More
Nursing in NYC During the AIDS Crisis

Nursing in NYC During the AIDS Crisis

New York City was the center of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s. A VNSNY nurse remembers what it was like. Read More
Home Care Heals Minds and Bodies

Home Care Heals Minds and Bodies

Following a new behavioral health care model, a visiting nurse is able to help her patient who was suffering from depression. Read More
Tools and Encouragement to Manage Diabetes

Tools and Encouragement to Manage Diabetes

A VNSNY home care nurse provides a patient with encouragement, guidance, and understanding so he can manage his diabetes. Read More
Home Care Takes a Team

Home Care Takes a Team

A VNSNY nurse advocates for her patient, allowing her to stay at home instead of being hospitalized for a pressure ulcer. Read More
When Complex Wounds Need Extra Care

When Complex Wounds Need Extra Care

When a VNSNY patient has a medical condition that requires specialized expertise, that person’s home care nurse will frequently turn to one of VNSNY’s nurse specialists for additional support and guidance.  Read More
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