Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.

aka VNA & Hospice Foundation   |   Vero Beach, FL   |  https://vnatc.org/
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Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.

EIN: 59-2804739


Mission

The VNA provides compassionate, innovative care of the highest quality, setting the standard for patients and caregivers needing home health, hospice and community health services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The VNA works to provide innovative access to care for the community through home health, hospice and community health & education programs. The VNA's wellness programs encompass the community education and outreach aspect of our mission, promoting health throughout the counties we serve.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Mr. Lundy Fields

Main address

1110 35th Lane

Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA

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EIN

59-2804739

Subject area info

Health care access

Community health care

Home health care

Hospice care

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Chronically ill people

Terminally ill people

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (E11)

Home Health Care (includes Visiting Nurse Associations) (E92)

Hospice (P74)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Affiliations

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The VNA & Hospice Foundation supports the VNA of the Treasure Coast’s mission to provide compassionate, quality and innovative care for patients and caregivers regardless of their financial status. Committed to ensuring access to care, wellness and education for the wider community, and exceptional home health and hospice care to those in need in our community, the VNA Foundation aims to generate the funds needed through a comprehensive and integrated fund development plan, focused on donor-centered strategies. The funds raised by the Foundation go towards maintaining the programs of the VNA & Hospice, providing start-up capital for program initiatives and sustaining the VNA Hospice House.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hospice House

When symptoms can no longer be managed at home, VNA Hospice House offers Indian River County residents a caring and serene haven. A unique blend of beauty and function, the VNA Hospice House was built to serve as a home-like environment for residents and their families. The 11,000 square-foot, 12-bedroom facility operates like a medical facility, providing 24/7 care to its residents, but it does not feel like a healthcare facility.

Population(s) Served
Terminally ill people
Adults
Children and youth

Available to both home health and hospice patients, this program integrates the therapeutic use of music as a medical intervention that has seen exceptional improvement in patient outcomes. Used successfully with multiple issues including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and brain injury, as well as many other conditions, music therapy provides an opportunity for brain stimulation, physical interaction and just plain fun. The VNA Music Therapy Program is staffed by board-certified music therapists who are required to achieve a bachelor’s degree, 1,200 hours of direct training and ongoing continuing-education requirements. Music therapy addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of a patient and helps them achieve their goal.

Population(s) Served
Terminally ill people
Adults
Children and youth
Chronically ill people

Providing access, improving preventative and wellness care and helping our community is at the core of VNA & Hospice Foundation’s mission. VNA’s Community Health Services provides low-cost medical services through the VNA Mobile Health Clinic, health and wellness screenings and education and vaccine programs throughout our community. On almost any day of the week, VNA nurses provide blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings at wellness clinics in residential communities and public gathering places across our community. These simple community outreach efforts go a long way in offering an easy, no-cost solution to anyone who wants to keep an eye on their health.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

As part of our hospice program, the VNA provides emotional and grief support throughout and after a patient’s hospice journey. We also provide 13 months of bereavement counseling to family members after the loss of a loved one. Since each person will have his or her own way and timeline for grieving, our bereavement program has multiple methods to help family members cope. Bereavement counselors are available for one-on-one or group sessions to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one.
For a child, the loss of a loved one can be devastating and understanding the feelings that come afterwards can be confusing. To help children understand and cope with their emotions, the VNA offers Camp Chrysalis twice a year for Indian River County children between ages 6-12. It is the only camp in the community focused on children and their unique and personal bereavement needs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Families
Caregivers
Widows and widowers

Project Wish is just one of the many ways patients and families experience how hospice care is about quality of life, living every day to the fullest and sharing important moments. Assisted by volunteers dedicated to networking when patient wishes are submitted, the Wish Team works quickly to try to see that each patient’s wish comes true. It’s wholistic in the sense that hospice cares for the whole person¬—body, mind and spirit. Project Wish aims to curate the best possible experience for the patient and their families, working around the social, physical and spiritual limitations that are present at end of life.

Population(s) Served
Terminally ill people
Adults
Children and youth

Delivering high quality care means keeping up with technology. Telemonitoring provides a safe, cost-effective solution to care for patients living with a chronic disease. It allows patients to live safely at home and keep them out of the hospital, reducing healthcare costs down and stress on the patient. Through the VNA’s Telemonitoring Program, devices are placed in the patient’s home and connected through a phone line. Every day, the patient interacts with the device by answering questions for symptom analysis and takes readings such as weight, blood pressure, pulse rate and oxygen levels. That information is transmitted to the VNA and examined by a nurse practitioner. VNA staff can provide interventions and/or follow up with telephone, tele-conference or home visits.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Chronically ill people

The VNA believes that every person in need should have access to quality care, regardless of their financial situation. The VNA is the only local, non-profit home health and hospice provider that accepts all patients thanks to the support of our donors. Money raised allows us to provide vital health care services to those in the community who are under or un-insured. Caring for our most vulnerable populations allows us to reinvest in our community, creating a healthier place to work and live.

Population(s) Served
Chronically ill people
Terminally ill people
Adults
Children and youth

The VNA’s Mobile Health Clinic has been on the road since 2000, offering same day, non-emergency care at little or no cost. In collaboration with the Indian River Hospital District, the mobile clinic serves the county by bringing access to healthcare for those who are under or un-insured. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) aboard the clinic can examine, diagnose and prescribe medications for minor, non-urgent illnesses such as sore throats, earaches and minor cuts. This mobile clinic is essential for getting out and serving vulnerable people in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Home Care Accreditation 2012

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Chronically ill people, Terminally ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of patients served across all programs at the VNA. 2020 and 2021 numbers were impacted by COVID-19.

Number of Hospice patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Terminally ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of IRC Home Health patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Chronically ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Space Coast Home Health patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Chronically ill people, Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Private Care patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Chronically ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of patients using Private Care. Private Care began in 2020 for Space Coast with 29 patients (272 were for Indian River County).

Number of Flu Clinic patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of flu shots given out by the VNA to any member of the community.

Number of Mobile Clinic patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the total number of patients seen on the Mobile Clinic.

Number of Free Health Screening patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the total visits by individuals in the community to any of our free health screenings. 2020 and 2021 results were impacted by COVID-19.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To provide financial support to maintain the mission of the VNA & Hospice to provide compassionate, quality and innovative care for patients and caregivers regardless of their financial status.

Operationally, VNA will seek to maintain:
1) Financial Stability
2) Expand Clinical Excellence and Expertise
3) Staff Recruitment and Retention
4) Business Development Growth
5) Fundraising, Donor and Grant activities.

With revenue above generated through reimbursement for medical care, the Foundation funds the delta between revenue and expense, ensuring that the VNA is able to provide the broad spectrum of programs and services regardless of a patients ability to pay and to serve the needs of the community. This is done mainly through four mechanisms. The Foundation works with grantors, individual donors, corporate giving and plans events to raise funds to maintain these programs. The Foundation maintains the Hospice House Endowment, a planned charitable giving program including a Charitable Annuity Program, and legacy giving program through estate planning. Finally, each year the Foundation undertakes its' Annual Appeal direct mail initiative and the highly successful VNA Golf-a-thon event.

The VNA's Board of Directors has developed a robust strategic plan that addresses each area to accomplish goals. The Foundation has a dedicated and robust gift planning strategy to cultivate, solicit and steward donors to include the Foundation in their estate plans which can include wills, trusts, retirement accounts, life insurance, and charitable gift annuities.

We have worked to achieve the following:

1) Financial Stability
2) Clinical Excellence
3) High Staff Retention
4) Solid Growth
5) Exceptional programming and
5) Community outreach.

As we move forward, the VNA seeks to expand our access to care programs through expanded hospice, home-health, private care and community health programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

29.08

Average of 23.28 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.1

Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$1,067,746 $310,366 $27,500 $2,218,061 $510,726
As % of expenses -30.2% 8.6% 0.7% 70.2% 13.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,273,050 $114,788 -$177,874 $2,000,902 $278,021
As % of expenses -34.1% 3.0% -4.5% 59.3% 6.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,710,120 $3,331,857 $3,972,607 $5,396,843 $5,648,737
Total revenue, % change over prior year -53.2% 22.9% 19.2% 35.9% 4.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 16.2% 13.0% 11.0% 9.0% 9.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.9% 76.6% 71.0% 75.7% 82.5%
Other revenue -17.1% 10.3% 18.0% 15.4% 8.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,532,356 $3,620,427 $3,754,693 $3,159,105 $3,843,943
Total expenses, % change over prior year -7.6% 2.5% 3.7% -15.9% 21.7%
Personnel 13.4% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 2.8% 3.5% 19.9% 21.8% 15.1%
Occupancy 2.0% 1.8% 2.3% 2.6% 1.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 61.5% 67.9% 69.6% 69.2% 76.6%
All other expenses 20.3% 13.3% 8.2% 6.4% 6.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,737,660 $3,816,005 $3,960,067 $3,376,264 $4,076,648
One month of savings $294,363 $301,702 $312,891 $263,259 $320,329
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $236,166 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,032,023 $4,117,707 $4,509,124 $3,639,523 $4,396,977

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 9.1
Months of cash and investments 63.1 65.2 65.5 79.9 71.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 17.2 17.6 16.3 27.3 23.6
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $536,449 $57,076 $0 $0 $2,905,088
Investments $18,036,370 $19,598,847 $20,481,570 $21,029,257 $20,048,643
Receivables $89,906 $66,983 $35,041 $63,036 $148,758
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,096,472 $6,155,481 $6,391,646 $6,548,064 $6,664,181
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.7% 64.3% 65.1% 66.9% 69.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.5% 5.9% 3.9% 3.3% 3.1%
Unrestricted net assets $7,407,857 $7,522,645 $7,344,771 $9,345,673 $9,623,694
Temporarily restricted net assets $5,763,764 $6,212,390 $7,208,926 $7,021,923 $7,657,234
Permanently restricted net assets $7,176,129 $7,207,129 $7,363,880 $7,537,490 $7,564,990
Total restricted net assets $12,939,893 $13,419,519 $14,572,806 $14,559,413 $15,222,224
Total net assets $20,347,750 $20,942,164 $21,917,577 $23,905,086 $24,845,918

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Mr. Lundy Fields

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 08/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Kathleen Pierce

Kathleen Pierce

Emily Sherwood

Sarah Connors

Carole Finck

Stacy Kenyon

Kathleen LaCroix

Lundy Fields

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Kathryn Barton

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William Hudson, Jr.

Carol Kanarek

Ann Marie McCrystal

Mike McGee

Marta Schneider

William Stengel

William Stewart

Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.

Lynde Karin

Janis Nordstrom

Susan Rodgers

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data