Bringing Care Home

Visiting Nurses Deliver Compassion and Comfort

When the Navarros' twin girls were born weighing under 2 pounds each, the Aurora VNA brought high-quality, coordinated care home to the family. Today, Emilia and Simona are happy, healthy and approaching their second birthday. Read their remarkable story.

Navarro Twins

Over 100 years ago, Milwaukee businesswoman Sarah Boyd founded the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association with a vision to give skilled nursing care and health instruction to the sick in their homes, regardless of race, color, creed or ability to pay.

Sarah's vision is still very much alive today. As the oldest and most extensive provider of home health care, the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association now delivers compassion and clinical excellence to patients in 26 Wisconsin counties.

In fact, our caregivers drove 3,267,444 miles (the equivalent of 1,100 cross-country road trips) this year alone to bring care home for families in need.

In 2012, the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association also:

  • Visited over 253,000 patients at home
  • Supported over 15,000 Hospice patients
  • Provided over 11,000 days of service to the Adult Day Care Program
  • Treated almost 1,200 pediatric patients
  • Assisted over 4,000 patients with IV infusion treatments, and
  • Delivered home medical equipment to over 37,000 patients.

As a HomeCare Elite agency, the Aurora VNA stands among the top 25 percent of all home health care agencies in the United States, according to the National Research Corporation and Decision Health. The HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the U.S. Providers are ranked based on a number of criteria including quality of care, patient experience and financial management.

"The devotion our caregivers take out into the communities Aurora serves never ceases to amaze me. It takes a very special caregiver to provide care in the comfort of someone else's home," said Marie Golanowski, vice president of clinical integration and interim president. "Without the support of donors, caregivers and the community, our work would not be possible."

Every gift can change a life. Your secure online donation to the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association allows us to bring care home for more local families. For more information, please call 1-800-862-2201.

At this year's annual Aurora VNA celebration, key leaders, donors and friends honored the many partners who support the work of Wisconsin's oldest and largest home health care provider.

Cleotha and Family  Gwen, Patricia, and VJ

It is an honor to recognize this year's award winners who have gone above and beyond to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. We gratefully acknowledge the 2012 award recipients:

Care Partner of the Year
Cleotha Zackery

Volunteer of the Year
Patricia Platts

Sarah Boyd Award
Emory T. Clark Foundation