Do you know of Marion neighbors who need help and do not know where to turn? Every day we receive calls from individuals in the community who are facing a new diagnosis, who are caring for a loved one, who need help navigating the increasingly complex healthcare continuum, who cannot afford essential quality of life items or who have not seen a doctor in years. Too many of them do not know where to turn.
Because of a generous grant from the Friends of Marion Visiting Nurse Association, Marion residents, family members, EMTs, the Council on Aging, town officials or clinicians – anyone – can make direct requests or referrals for support, guidance or services for those in need. We can offer experts, clinicians and specialized services for no charge to the individual or family.
Requests and referrals can be sent directly to Community Nurse by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be made by phone (508) 992-6278. Please see complete the attached form or be prepared to provide the requested information over the phone. Approved grant will provide intermittent and short-term services. Requests should fall into one of the following categories: Care transition consultation and care; Caregiver guidance and navigation; Comfort care; Community Health Worker outreach; Complimentary nursing evaluation visits; Dementia care and support; End of life care and education; Guidance/support Social Worker; Health education in community; Home Health Aide support; or Support groups
End of life care and education Guidance/support Social Worker Health education in community Home Health Aide support Support groups
Upon receipt, all requests are submitted to a granting committee. The committee quickly comes to a decision as to whether the Marion Visiting Nurses Fund can help or if another organization or program is more appropriate. A quick turnaround is important as many of these needs are urgent or seem urgent to those in need.
Once a request by or for a Marion resident is approved, someone can go to their home to assess, guide and refer them to get what is needed to support their welfare. We are also able to offer specialized programs and education in the community that will help Marion residents take control of their own health and wellness.
For more information or for any questions about the Marion Visiting Nurses Fund or Community Nurse Home Care, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at 508-992-6278.