Care—close to home.
You're not alone.
Care, Coordination, Advocacy
The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project helps elders receive continuity of care and remain independent—at home and in their community.
Our project is based on a holistic philosophy of nursing, which dates back to the mid 19th century—a time when nurses focused on the health of individuals, families, and groups within a community.
Our focus is on the health of older people drawn together by such commonalities as location, religious affiliation, social connections, or fraternal association.
Our goal is to add a health professional to the informal network of volunteers already providing care for elders, and to facilitate the placement of a nurse in a community to address non-acute needs of elders at home.
The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project wishes to thank the Byrne Foundation for their generous support.
WE WILL REMEMBER
Dr. Dennis McCullough, Co-Director of UVCNP, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2016. His philosophy was the foundation for the Community Nursing Project:
"Shaped by common sense and kindness, grounded in traditional medicine yet receptive to alternative therapies, Slow Medicine is a measured treatment of ‘less is more’ that improves the quality of patients' extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. Expensive state-of-the-art medical interventions do not necessarily deliver superior outcomes. Gentle, personal care often yields better results, not only for elders in late life, but for the families who love them.” —Dennis McCullough
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