Skilled Nursing Care
Hospice & Palliative Care
Infusion Therapies
Home Medical Equipment


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Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates

About Us

Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) started as a nonprofit agency in 1947 to help others in need of skilled care to be able to remain at home--where they want to be. VNS is the most experienced home health agency in our community.

Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices throughout Summit County and within Lodi Community Hospital in Medina County. Our team provides care to our community of Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties in Northeast Ohio. With one phone call to VNS and Affiliates, you can arrange all the home health care you may need.

Summary of Services

Visiting Nurse Service

Skilled home health care by Visiting Nurse Service is specialized care provided in the comfort of the patient's own home by professionals such as:

  • Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language Therapists
  • Home Health Aides
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Home-based patient telemonitoring program

Visiting Nurse Service can:

  • Help you or a loved one recover from an illness or hospital stay
  • Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations
  • Promote healthful living through education on diseases such as Diabetes or Congestive Heart Failure
  • Help patients maintain independence and avoid possible nursing home placements

Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service

Hospice care provides comprehensive end-of-life services to terminally ill patients and their families:

  • Pain and symptom management and emotional support
  • Care is provided wherever the patient lives
  • Bereavement services are offered up to two years following the death of a loved one by qualified professionals

Advanced Infusion Services

Through Advanced Infusion Services, patients are able to receive infusion (IV) medications in the comfort of their own homes. Our registered pharmacists prepare your injectable medications, which are delivered to your home by our trained technician.

  • Intravenous nutrition
  • Antibiotics
  • Multiple Sclerosis therapies
  • Cardiac medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain management therapies
  • Hydration therapies
  • And many other home-based, high-tech infusion therapies

Visiting Nurse Service Equipment & Supplies

High-quality home medical equipment, oxygen and respiratory services, sleep apnea services and medical supplies can make life easier for patients and their families, often increasing levels of independence and helping control costs. Services include:

  • On-time delivery
  • Courteous, well-trained staff
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Free installation, instruction on proper use, efficient maintenance
  • Main showroom: 160 Opportunity Parkway, a block away from Akron General Medical Center, five minutes east of downtown Akron. Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Retail store located in the lobby of Akron General Medical Center, 1 Akron General Avenue, Akron.

Akron General Health System

Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates is a member of the Akron General Health System - an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic - to provide residents of Northeast Ohio the best in health services along the continuum of care.


 Date Updated: 20-MAR-2015


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