New Horizons at Marlborough works closely with VNA Care, a nonprofit visiting nurse association, to promote the health and independence of our residents.
About VNA Care at New Horizons
For more than 125 years, VNA Care has provided a wide range of healthcare and supportive services in individuals’ homes throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts. The agency’s dedication to exceptional patient-focused care has been recognized by the HomeCare Elite, among other honors.
As the on-site provider of assistive care at New Horizons, VNA Care offers supportive services by a team of home health aides and licensed nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VNA Care supports residents to meet their unique needs and goals by providing individualized service plans with offerings such as:
- assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing
- escort assistance to meals or activities
- medication assistance
- light housekeeping
- overnight checks
- laundry services
There may be times when New Horizons’ residents need additional care and support. Private duty care offers a wide range of services, such as nursing and home health aide support, to help people continue living independently and safely at their New Horizons home. Ancillary services are available to assist with diabetes management and insulin, as well as other healthcare needs.
All New Horizons at Marlborough, residents are invited to VNA Care’s on-site Keep Well Clinics. A registered nurse provides health screenings, answers health questions, provides support in making healthy lifestyle changes, and more. The Keep Well Clinics are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the following times:
- 370 Building, in the Robin’s Nest, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
- 400 Building, in the Bill Miller Room, 10:15 – 11:15 AM
- 420 Building, in the Lobby Office, 11:30 – 12:30 PM
How VNA Care Helps Seniors
VNA Care’s home health services can help seniors experiencing illness or injury to reach their best possible health while continuing to live at New Horizons, through services such as:
- home healthcare for people coping with illness or injury, or recovery from surgery
- private duty care for additional support in living safely at home
- palliative care for managing the pain and symptoms of serious conditions, such as cancer, COPD, and heart failure
- hospice care for providing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care for those facing a life-limiting illness
- Behavioral Therapy Program for people with depression, anxiety, and/or early-onset dementia to learn to better manage their condition through the structure and focus of cognitive behavioral therapy
- Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program for patients, families, and caregivers to anticipate and prepare for each phase of the disease, including long-term planning