Helping fill the gap for patients in need
- Medical transportation for a 93-year-old patient who lives alone so that he could go to and from his medical appointments.
- Grocery gift card for a family of five because the father, a 37-year-old cancer patient, is the sole provider for his family and can no longer work.
- Window air-conditioner for a patient recuperating from cancer surgery so that she could recover comfortably during the summer months.
- Purchase of a portable wheelchair ramp for a patient who requires a motorized wheelchair but has no way of getting it in and out of her home.
- An in-home visit with a registered dietician for a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes, to educate the patient on food preparation, portion control, and food shopping skills.
- Lifeline monitoring for patients, who live independently, but need a direct line to emergency services should a situation arise.
- Provide a gasoline card for the family of a terminally ill child who needs to travel to Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, for medical treatment several times per week.
- VNA organized respite care for the family of a terminally ill patient. His round-the-clock caregiving needs had exhausted the elderly spouse. Respite care offers skilled nursing in a safe and secure licensed facility which allows the caregiver some time off to recharge.