VNA & Hospice of SVHC - Hometown Nursing and Hospice Care for More Than 40 Years

In 2010, the VNA & Hospice of SVHC celebrated 40 years of service to its communities. What began as a department of the town of Bennington in 1970 is now the only VNA & Hospice in Vermont fully connected with a hospital system and Vermont’s first Gold Star Employer. We were approved as a Medicare provider in 1971 and in 1993 we were the first Vermont home care agency to be accredited by the Joint Commission.

As a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, we work with your physicians to develop and manage your care plan. We come to you to meet your treatment needs, no matter where you are.
Most importantly, we’re your friends and neighbors —
and we care for you like family.
At VNA & Hospice of SVHC you'll find an award-winning team of caregivers:

  • personalized care
  • high-level skill combined with compassion and respect
  • Medicare/Medicaid certification
  • payment for services approved by most HMOs and private insurance
  • community health clinics

     We’re Here, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

    The VNA & Hospice of SVHC offers comprehensive home health and hospice care and makes more than 30,000 visits each year to residents of Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford.
    We know that you may need us at any time of day. Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. To reach us anytime, call (802) 442-5502. If the office is closed, you can leave a message with our answering service. The service will relay your message to our on-call registered nurse, who will get back to you immediately.

    Home Health Care of the Highest Quality

    The home health care team is available for your care needs where you live, whether you are recovering from surgery, have just had a child, or require long-term assistance. Provided by a team of skilled registered nurses, therapists, licensed nursing assistants, and social workers, our home health services include:

    • care after surgery
    • help managing a life-threatening or chronic illness
    • medication management
    • wound care
    • pain management
    • dressing changes
    • physical, occupational, and speech therapies
    • care for mothers-to-be, infants, and post-partum mothers
    • case management and integration with community resources

    Hospice Care that is Compassionate and Supportive

    The skilled hospice team of VNA & Hospice of SVHC includes a medical director certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, physicians, nurses, nurse’s aides, social workers, a chaplain, volunteers, and therapists. The team works with individuals and their families as people go through the end stages of life, providing a full range of nursing, medical, spiritual, and support services. Anyone with a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness and a prognosis of six months or less to live and their family members can benefit from the services provided by hospice care, including:

    • help identifying goals and needs
    • physical, emotional, and spiritual support
    • services that come to you, no matter where you live
    • medication management
    • education about your illness
    • family assistance
    • breaks for caregivers
    • pain management
    • grief support

     To find out more about the VNA & Hospice of SVHC and its services call (802) 442-5502.

    Our medical services are covered by most health care plans. In addition, our not-for-profit agency accepts tax-deductible contributions to provide free care and other services. If you have a question about your coverage or concerns about your ability to pay for our services, please let us know. We are here to help.