Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

While our patients and their needs have changed over the years, our commitment to the people who need our care hasn’t. Our programs are designed to help patients improve their quality of life, and to reduce the number and length of hospitalizations. On any given day, VNSNY has approximately 33,000 patients in our care and over 41,800 members under our coordinated care through our health care plan, VNSNY CHOICE.

About Us

For nearly 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the needs of New Yorkers, promoting the health and well-being of our patients and their families by providing high-quality, compassionate care in their homes and communities.

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Service Areas

VNSNY serves patients throughout all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

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The VNSNY Difference

From pre-natal to end of life, VNSNY offers a full array of home- and community-based programs and services to meet your needs within the comfort of your home. We have the resources, knowledge, and expertise to deliver the care you need.

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Our Care Teams

With over 15,000 dedicated clinicians and health care professionals—including registered nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, registered dietitians, and certified home health aides—VNSNY is here to help.

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"My family and I will be forever grateful for the team of therapists that has been assisting my father in his recovery from a stroke."
- Ling, a family caregiver from Manhattan *
* Names have been added or changed to protect privacy.
"My PT’s caring but firm guidance enabled me to achieve my optimum level of function in a very short time."
- Sharice, a patient from Nassau County *
* Names have been added or changed to protect privacy.
"I attribute my daughter’s improvement, and her motivation to continue to improve, to Rena, her occupational therapist."
- Terri, a family caregiver from Queens *
* Names have been added or changed to protect privacy.

Careers

Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we're looking for the best people to join our team. Get to know the ways we support our employees, the opportunities and benefits we offer, and the excitement of a career at the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the country.

PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives)

PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives) is a free program for people over the age of 65 who are feeling depressed. It consists of six sessions of in-home mental health services designed to address the symptoms of depression and improve quality of life.

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Tips for Hospice Caregivers

Caring for someone at the end of life can be deeply rewarding, but it can also cause distress. These tips can help hospice caregivers avoid fatigue and ensure their own well being.

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What Is Home Health Care?

As hospital stays become shorter, many patients require ongoing professional medical care after they return home. Home health care provides these services.

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End of Life: Professional Insight, Personal Experience, a Better Way

Nothing can fully prepare us for the death of a loved one — even those who work in the hospice field. In this moving account, VNSNY Hospice’s Director of Community Outreach shares her struggle to balance professional expertise with the personal realities of losing her beloved mother.

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Enriching the Lives of New Yorkers in Need

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York has always been committed to providing care to people in our community who are in need.

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