116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701
(814) 368-4143
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McKean County VNA & Hospice

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1223 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701

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As a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center, the McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice brings hospital-level care to patients' homes. Whether a patient is recovering from a short-term illness or having on-going health care needs, the VNA's Medicare-certified and PA licensed agency can provide the individualized medical attention that patients deserve at home.

VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. VNA was named among the top 25% of nearly 10,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies based on performance measures that


include quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial management.  Only 77 agencies (16%) in Pennsylvania earned this recognition.






Nursing services include:

  • 24 hour on-call RN
  • Cancer Care
  • Diabetic Care and education
  • Infusion clinical nursing visits
  • Injections
  • Management of central lines, peripheral lines and implanted ports.
  • Medication management
  • Newborn care
  • Nutrition education
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Post-operative care
  • Prenatal and Post natal care
  • Telehealth monitioring
  • Treatment and education specific to illness/disability
  • Wound care, wound VAC system

Home Health Aide

  • Assistance with bathing, personal care, and activities of daily living

Home telehealth monitoring

  • Telehealth technology allows for remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, blood oxygen level, and blood glucose level via telephone lines.
  • Visiting Nurse Association clinicians are able to improve management of acute and chronic illnesses through the timely monitoring of vital sign information and coordination of interventions with physicians.
  • The telemontioring units are user friendly allowing for improved self-management of acute and chronic illnesses and the opportunity to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Hospice care

  • Family centered care and support to patients with life limiting illnesses, their families, and caregivers
  • Care and support is provided by specially trained professionals and volunteers to fulfill the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients.
  • Care can be provided in the patients home, assisted living facility or nursing home
  • Specialized care focuses on pain and symptom management and quality of life
  • Bereavement support group
  • Children’s bereavement camp (Helping Hands)
  • Hospice volunteer training programs
  • Spiritual support

Medical social services

  • Assistance referrals to community programs, nursing home and alternative care.
  • Assistance with problem resolution, living wills
  • Emotional support for patients and caregivers
  • Eldercare outreach service
  • Life skills educational services

Ostomy care

  • Assessment and teaching of stoma, skin care, diet and activities.
  • Assistance with urinary devices
  • Ostomy Support Group available at BRMC

Rehabilitative services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Fall risk assessment and interventions
  • Aftercare for orthopedic surgery
  • Therapeutic exercises, gait training and transfer techniques
  • Exercises for coordination, strength and endurance
  • Ultrasound and iontophoresis treatments
  • Instruction in daily living skills, energy conservation techniques and adaptive devices
  • Scar massage
  • Splints and orthotics
  • Evaluation and treatment for speech and swallowing disorders
  • Treatment for voice disorders, stuttering, communication impairments, head injury and stroke
  • Treatment for memory loss or other cognitive impairments
  • Alternative communication devices
  • Vital Stim therapy
  • E-Stim therapy

Wound care

  • The Visiting Nurse Association is a preferred provider for the KCI Wound VAC(vacuum assisted wound closure) system
  • Advanced wound care products
  • Wound and ostomy care and instruction

Personal emergency response systems

  • Home units that provide a 24-hour personal help link


McKean County VNA & Hospice has teamed up with the Pennsylvania Homecare Association to offer a multimedia resource for families to use as a guide to begin conversations and provide information that will enable families to keep their loved ones home as long as possible.  

A brief documentary chronicles the stories of three Pennsylvania families grappling with common issues that so many face as they care for aging parents, try to navigate the healthcare system , and find the resources necessary to keep loved ones at home. Click Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40c9OLG_XY&feature=youtu.be


A companion guidebook provides information about available home care services and resources. Click Here: http://www.pahomecare.org/index.php?pID=373

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