Visiting Nurse Health System | Hospice Atlanta

Visiting Nurse Health System is Georgia’s leading nonprofit provider of home healthcare, long-term care at home, and hospice services, helping patients and their loved ones receive care at home following an illness, surgery, or hospital stay. Based in Atlanta and serving the surrounding 26 counties, our clinical management and leadership strengths have earned the distinction of Joint Commission accreditation for both our home healthcare and Hospice Atlanta programs. Our patient outcome scores and satisfaction ratings are typically higher than those of similar local for-profit providers.

From physical therapy to skilled nursing during recovery, and from remote vital sign monitoring to long-term care at home or Hospice Atlanta Center, Visiting Nurse helps patients reduce emergency room visits, re-hospitalizations and nursing home placements.

Our Mission

As a community nonprofit provider of home health and hospice care, Visiting Nurse’s mission is to improve the lives of those we serve. We strive to be the first place that patients, families, payers and other healthcare providers choose when they need healthcare services at home. We believe that by combining state-of-the-art technology and medical expertise with compassionate person-centered care, our highly experienced clinical team can help patients maintain their independence while giving their families and loved ones support, comfort and peace of mind.

Who We Serve

Visiting Nurse helps patients meet their goals of care through specialized programs and a focus on the priorities of the individual. These services range from remote technology-supported care with telemonitoring, to care addressing the unique needs of Veterans and their loved ones. Disease management programs for patients living with life-limiting illnesses, including COPD, cancer, and heart disease, provide supportive care and caregiver education to ensure the best outcomes.

Visiting Nurse is the community safety net for care at home. While many of the services we provide are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other forms of health insurance, we rely on the generosity of our donors to bridge the more than $3 million gap we spend on patient care for the underinsured. Please donate to support the care we provide to Atlanta’s most vulnerable population.

We invite you to learn why the Atlanta community has supported Visiting Nurse as its indispensable nonprofit home health agency since 1948, defining the future of healthcare by providing an efficient and cost-effective choice that brings the resources a patient needs into the safety and comfort of home.

Visiting Nurse Health System is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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  • I have learned the most important part of any medical services is the people providing it, and I have complete and absolute confidence in Visiting Nurse. I wanted no one other than Visiting Nurse delivering my home health care services.

    Charles, Formerly Bedridden Physical Therapy Patient see more testimonials
  • Our attitude about hospice changed too. Originally we saw it as a way to ease the transition to her death, but it became all about helping her live and thrive.

    Jerry, Father of Pediatric Patient Nora see more testimonials
  • Camp STARS is the best thing we have experienced in the process of healing and adapting to a new normal. It was wonderful and we are so thankful!

    Family at Camp STARS Bereavement Camp see more testimonials