Meeting Our Mission
Similar to years past, providing community benefits remains at the heart of Granite VNA's not-for-profit, community-based mission. In fiscal year (FY) 2022 (Oct. 2021-Sept. 2022), Granite VNA invested $5,052,487 of its annual budget to deliver community benefit programs and services to meet the evolving needs of people of all ages in our communities. Community benefits increase access to care and help the most vulnerable population of our communities receive the care needed to self-manage their condition, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence.
Total Community Benefit numbers include:
Community Health Education
573 Participants in 80 Programs
Granite VNA partners with senior centers, churches, public libraries and others to provide evidence-based and community wellness education programming in the 82 communities we serve. During FY 2022, our team continued to expand into the Lakes Region and offer a wide range of in person and virtual programs on topics such as aging well, caregiving, and healthy lifestyles.
12 Community Members
Granite VNA provides charity care to patients who are deemed unable to pay based on formal financial assistance policies established by the agency.
Our Consultant Pharmacist works behind-the-scenes and reviews patient charts and medication profiles as well as provides guidance to care teams when needed. Additionally, our pharmacist works with the community health services team to present wellness programs.
Baby's First Homecoming
1,006 In-home Nursing Visits
Granite VNA provides in-home nursing visits for new mothers and their infants to safely transition from Concord Hospital. During the visit, registered nurses complete a newborn and maternal assessment and provide education on caring for the infant and postpartum care.
1,121 encounters during support groups, visits, memorial services, and presentations
Bereavement and grief support is for families, friends, and anyone in the community who has had loved ones pass away.
199 Community Members
Hospice House is a warm and inviting home where people who are terminally ill receive 24/7 personalized interdisciplinary care, guidance, and support from caring and compassionate hospice team members. The facility opened in 1994 and was the first Hospice House in the state.
Our Nutritionist assesses, plans, and provides services to home care patients who are at risk of malnutrition and/or in need of the services of a registered dietitian. The Nutritionist also partners with the Community Wellness team to support education programming and the work of our Community Health Educators.
Foot Care Clinics
4,770 services in 2,951 visits
Registered nurses provide foot care, blood pressure screenings and more for older adults in 55 clinics throughout our service area including new clinics in Laconia, Alton, and Tilton as well as additional clinic hours in Concord and Epsom to meet community need.
Leadership Development; Training for Community Members
Granite VNA helps develop leaders in the communities we serve and many team members provide volunteer training and education, and participate on local boards such as the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, CATCH Neighborhood Housing, and John H. Whitaker Place.