NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Prior to the expected merger between Waveny Home Healthcare (WHH) and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (VNHFC), WHH will be closing the office it leases at 21 Grove Street in New Canaan on March 31st, 2021 and joining VNHFC within the building that it owns at 22 Danbury Road in Wilton, CT. For mailing and licensing purposes, VNHFC and WHH will occupy Suites One and Two respectively at 22 Danbury Road and maintain their own distinct licenses and existing contact information. WHH will seek to sublet their Grove Street office.
VNHFC officially became a member of the Waveny LifeCare Network (the “Network”) on January 1st, 2021, and expanded the Network’s continuum of services with the addition of dedicated community-based services of school nursing programs, hospice care, public health nursing and New Canaan’s Locust Avenue Thrift Shop. The sole member transaction that placed VNHFC within the Waveny Network was approved by several governmental agencies, including Connecticut’s Department of Public Health.
“Since the announced affiliation, both home care organizations streamlined processes that allowed the Network to contain all of its home care management team that includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, and Waveny At-Home under one roof significantly reducing the Home Care division’s overhead costs,” said Russell R. Barksdale, Jr., MPA/MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of the Network. “Moving the divisional offices to one location will neither impact nor limit the number of clients nor the geographical coverage area currently serviced by our home care and hospice professionals. It simply centralizes our home care offices to help significantly reduce non-patient related healthcare costs,” he said.
ABOUT WAVENY LIFECARE NETWORK
Waveny LifeCare Network is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny offers independent living at The Inn, memory/dementia assisted living and respite care at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare. In October 2020, Waveny LifeCare Network was nationally recognized as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report and continually scored as a 5-Star facility by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provider of health coverage through Medicare, Medicaid and other programs.
For more information, call 203.594.5200 or visit www.waveny.org
ABOUT VISITING NURSE & HOSPICE OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Based in Wilton, Conn., Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County was founded over 100 years ago and has grown to become one of the most enduring home and hospice care organizations in the state. VNHFC is a non-profit, fully accredited agency that provides professional nursing and support services, care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice care for adults and children throughout Fairfield County.
For more information, call 203.762.8958 or visit www.visitingnurse.net