Providence Visiting Nurses Association (VNA Home Health) is Spokane's oldest provider of skilled home health care, serving individuals who need health care services at home for a temporary condition such as post-surgical care, or a chronic condition such as heart failure, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.
Staff at Providence VNA Home Health focus on teaching and supporting patients’ caregivers and family, recognizing their importance in the healing process.
Providence VNA Home Health has been awarded HomeCare Elite Top Agency every year since 2011.
- Registered nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Medical social workers
- Registered dietitians
- Home Health aides for personal care and bathing
- Diabetes care & education
- IV therapy
- Wound, skin and ostomy care
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Heart and respiratory care
- Palliative care (End-of-life care)
Providence VNA Home Health is Spokane's only not-for-profit home health agency. We were established in 1942 as a bedside nursing program named the Visiting Nurse Association.
Our experienced staff has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality care for people of all ages (other than infants) who need their health care provided in their homes. We treat patients with temporary conditions, such as care needed after a surgery or short term rehabilitation. We also treat patients with chronic conditions, such as heart failure, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.
We provide care regardless of a patient's ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible in part by United Way funding and by your generous support as well as the support of business and other charitable foundations.
Learn more about Providence Spokane Visiting Nurse Home Health history, from its establishment in 1942.
Providence Health & Services is built on a foundation of more than 160 years of caring by the Sisters of Providence, who left Montreal for the Pacific Northwest in 1856. The example of compassionate service set by the Sisters of Providence enriches our heritage and guides our future.
Providence VNA Home Health care is provided under the direction of a physician and follows a plan developed to address specific goals.
The patient must need “skilled” care from a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist, and then may qualify for other care such as personal care & bathing or social work. We do NOT provide private duty care, which is typically billed to the patient, family or long term care insurance for non-skilled care such as assistance with daily living, meal preparation, companion care, etc.
Providence VNA Home Health is state licensed and Medicare certified. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. We are the only not-for-profit home health agency in the Spokane area and provide care to those who need our services but are uninsured or underinsured and do not have the financial resources to pay for care.
If you have questions about whether you or someone you care for qualifies for our services, please call 509-534-4300 and ask for a patient care coordinator.
VNA patients can be referred from many sources including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, family, friends or self-referral. However, a physician must approve a plan of care before we can provide services. If you have any questions, call 509-534-4300 and ask for a patient care coordinator.
The majority of our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. VNA receives United Way funds, as well as donations, grants, memorial gifts and planned gifts, to use when patients do not have insurance coverage or other resources to pay for needed care.
Each home visit lasts as long as it takes to provide necessary care—usually anywhere from ½ - 2 hours or more. Visits are routinely scheduled between 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Care is provided 365 days/year.
After our first visit, patient and caregiver goals are established and a schedule of visits (such as twice weekly for 4 weeks) is established. At each visit, progress toward goals is reviewed and significant changes are communicated to your physician. Once goals are met, or significant progress is made and care can be safely delivered by your caregivers, you will be discharged from our care.
Please remember to take this record with you to all doctor visits, emergency room visits and/or hospital visits.
Advance Directives are documents that allow you to specify the kind of medical care you wish to receive at the end of your life. The first type of Advance Directive is called a Health Care Directive (commonly known as a Living Will). The second type is called a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Both are contained in downloadable document below.
Your wishes do not necessarily need to be documented in an Advance Directive form. They may be documented by your physician in the medical record.
We accept payment from Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and most insurance plans. As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance company. Financial assistance for our services is available for those who qualify. Please call us if you have additional questions about accepted health insurance plans or financial aid.
It's important to understand insurance benefits vary depending on your health plan. If you have specific questions about your plan or available benefits, please contact your insurance provider.