Home Health Care New Canaan


Laura Switzer, Medical Social Worker, with RVNA’s Senior Care Solutions client in her home.

RVNA provides New Canaan with home health care, as well as 22 other surrounding towns in Western, Ct.

How can we help you?

A registered nurse is available 24-hours a day in  New Canaan for home health care.

We can provide you with care no matter where your staying, at home, hospital, rehabilitation center, assisted living, or a skilled care facility.

Our team of skilled, New Canaan home health care professionals includes:

  • Registered Nurse Case Management
  • Primary Care Nursing
  • Specialty Nursing including, Behavioral Health Nursing, Transitional Care [from one setting to another], Chronic Disease Management Specialty Programs, and Maternal/Child Health Nursing
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Wound Care
  • Palliative Care
  • IV Therapy

Services are provided by the Multidisciplinary Home Healthcare Team working closely with the patient’s own physician.

RVNA’s New Canaan home health paraprofessionals include;
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Live-in’s
  • Home makers
  • Light Housekeeping and laundry services [including linens]
  • Shopping & meal preparation
  • Transportation & errands.
  • Companionship & socialization
  • Personal care and general assistance including bathing, dressing and toileting
RVNA is your VNA; Ask for us by name…..
Contact us at 203.438.5555 or visit us on the web at www.ridgefieldvna.org

Physical Therapy Home Health Services


RVNA now offers their physical therapy home health services seven days a week!

The following are RVNA’s areas of expertise:

  • Seven days a week physical therapy
  • Pre-operative home safety evaluation
  • CPM machine management
  • Home Health Navigator [visits in the hospital]
  • Physical Therapy weekend visits
  • Lymphedema Certified Trained Therapists
  • RVNA member of Continuum of Care

RVNA is your VNA; Ask for us by name.

Call us for your rehabilitation home health needs at 203.438.5555 or visit us on the web at www.ridgfieldvna.org


RVNA receives HomeCare Elite Top Agency Award

Home Care Elite Top Agency 2013

 RVNA has received for the past two years the HomeCare Elite Top Agency Award for 2013.

This award recognizes the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and the top 500 agencies overall.

RVNA is thrilled to receive this award two years in a row and contributes the dedicated and excellent staff service that RVNA brings to it’s clients.


The Importance of Good Nutrition

RVNA’s has a Public Health and Safety arm of it’s organization and part of that segment is helping people in need.  RVNA has a food pantry that supplies people with emergency supplies as well as food as needed.

Adequate nutrition is essential for people to recover from illness, respond to medical treatments, and maintain a high quality of life. Though all health care professionals agree on the need for proper nutrition, the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies still runs high. RVNA nurses are at the forefront of prevention and intervention because their frequent interactions with patients allow them to quickly recognize any significant change of condition. Poor nutritional status has been linked to increased duration and frequency of hospital admissions. RVNA nurses perform a thorough nutritional screening and assessment at start of care which is a most efficient method of identifying at-risk individuals. In addition to performing the screening, nurses must also find out about any physical and psychosocial indicators of nutritional deficiencies. Respectfully inquiring about a patient’s personal life may reveal a significant event affecting their appetite and intake. A person may be lonely, depressed or frustrated with the task of preparing meals. There may be signs of physical limitations that could affect a person’s ability to prepare and consume food. RVNA houses a healthy food pantry that is available to all clinicians for nonperishable foods to be delivered to patients in need. Malnutrition is a serious concern that should be addressed promptly. RVNA nurses stop the cycle of malnutrition by keying into signs of nutritional deficiencies, weighing patients and performing a nutritional screening on every patient to identify risks at an early stage. Call to donate to the RVNA healthy food pantry or check to see if there is a local food pantry in your area.