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 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. Since then, VNS has grown to become a national home health industry leader.

Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Community offices are located in Medina, Stark, and Summit counties. These offices also provide care in neighboring counties. 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 VNS 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

Home IV therapy allows patients to receive state-of-the-art treatment in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

  • Intravenous nutrition
  • Antibiotic therapies
  • Cardiac medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • And many other home-based, high-tech infusion therapies

Visiting Nurse Service Equipment & Supplies

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

  • 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
  • Other retail store: in the lobby of Akron General Medical Center, 400 Wabash Avenue, Akron.

Akron General Health System

VNS and Affiliates is also partnered with Akron General Health System to provide residents of northeast Ohio the best in health services along the continuum of care.


 Date Updated: 30-JUN-2014


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#1 Home Care Place
Akron, OH 44320

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