VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Family Home Visitation

Delivering Compassionate Care

VNA delivers expert, compassionate care to under-resourced individuals and families in our community.

Call our Omaha or Council Bluffs office at
(402) 930-4000.

Physician-Ordered Family Home Healthcare

Program Impact

A specialized service from VNA, nurses provide in-home care for mothers and their children through the Physician-Ordered Family Home Healthcare program.

“This program reassures young parents and provides them with confidence.”
— Kelly Mackling, VNA’s Manager of Physician-Ordered Family Home Healthcare


Program Services

Young families have special needs, and VNA leverages more than 125 years of expert in-home care to give parents and their children a strong foundation for life. Services offered include:

  • Antepartum and postpartum assessments
  • Newborn assessments
  • Weight checks
  • Jaundice assessments (including required lab draws)
  • Breastfeeding assessments, assistance and education
  • Medication management
  • Diabetes education
  • Asthma education
  • Failure to thrive management
  • Wound and burn care
  • Surgical wound/dressing changes
  • Referrals to other public health programs as needed


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical visit like?

You can expect personalized care from an expert nurse, delivered with kindness. We work with you and your doctor to design a treatment plan based on your specific situation. This one-on-one attention means your child will have the medical care he or she needs.

What are the outcomes of this program?

This program often keeps families from using Emergency Room visits or other medical services unnecessarily, by educating them on what is normal and when to call a doctor. The ongoing support they receive means families in our community have the best possible start in life.


Make a Referral

If you know of someone who could use the expert care provided by VNA, please contact Kelly Mackling, Manager of Physician-Ordered Family Home Healthcare.

Call: (402) 250-3303

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