Mission and History

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s mission is to promote and preserve the health, safety, dignity and independence of individuals and families by providing therapeutic and preventive healthcare services in their place of residence and in the community.

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, the original visiting nurse associations of Branford, Guilford, Hamden, North Haven and Madison has been providing healthcare at home and in the community since 1910. VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s longevity and progress has helped create a healthier community throughout the 35 towns the nonprofit home healthcare agency now serves.

The coming of Medicare in the 1960s changed much of VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s focus to the healthcare of older adults. Our most recent addition to our continuum of care is our Hospice program, which focuses not only on quality of life for patients in the end-of-life phase, but on care and support for their loved ones.

Thinking about hospice?

If you think you or a loved one should be evaluated for hospice services or if you’re
interested in learning more about the benefits of hospice or palliative care, our team
is here to help.