Health & Well-being
- December 2006
Community Nursing Services
Community based, not-for-profit, full service home
is an agency that has been providing in home health care
since 1928. This goes back to the country nurse in the white
cap driving the little black car, and coming to your house
to take care of mumps, measles, sometimes child birth, or
illnesses of the aging. The agency is Community Nursing Services;
home health and hospice. CNS is a non-profit provider of
home care; the oldest home care agency in the state, and
Utah’s first licensed hospice company. The little black
car and the white cap are gone but CNS is still sending skilled
nurses, physical therapists, home help aids, or when necessary
a complete hospice team into homes in and around Utah. CNS
offers the latest in home technology and is Medicare, and
Medicaid certified. Offices are located in Moab and Price.
For more information in Moab call 435-259-0466 or visit their
website at cnsvna.org. 78 years and still making house calls.
Community Nursing Services, a united way agency.
Community Nursing Services (CNS) is a
community-based. not-for-profit, full service home care corporation
established in 1928. CNS is composed of several operating
- CNS VNA (Skilled services such as Nursing and Therapies.
- CNS Home Health Plus (non-skilled services, such as
homemakers, personal care adaes. respite services)
- CNS Pharmacy (intravenous and nutrition support)
- CNS Community Hospice (Certified Hospice) which includes
the Kaleidoscope Kids program (for children With life altering
illnesses) and Journey Home (AIDS/HIV care).
- CNS is the only CHAP ( Community Health Accreditation
Program) accredited home health agency in a six-state regional
area. CHAP was the first home care accrediting body in
the nation to receive deemed status from the federal government.
Bv approving CHAP for deemed status, the government certified
that CHAP’s standards for excellence met or exceeded
the government’s own standards for Medicare certification.
We are proud to be a partner in the
Utah Home Health Coalition UHHC) whose home health agencies
provide services to all counties. cities and towns in Utah.
In addition CNS helped establish the Idaho Coalition of Home
Health Agencies (CHHA). These two coalitions contract with
nearly every third party payor in this region to provide
home care and related services where and when they are needed.
Community Nursing Services Mission
We will assist clients to attain health care goals. while
maintaining independence and dignity, through appropriate
home health care and supportive services. We will promote
wellness in the community utilizing our experience, knowledge
VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY - CNS is committed to:
- Upholding our community-based, not for profit status.
- Seeking client’s and family’s active participation
with an interdisciplinary home health care team in order
to meet a full range of needs.
- Recognizing the vital role of each employee in accomplishing
- Providing quality home health care services to all clients
without regard to ability to pay within the limits of our
- Collaborating with other community agencies to identify
and address unmet client needs.
- Influencing the development of national and local home
health care policies.
- Utilizing volunteers on advisory committees, in support
services, and in care programs. Fulfilling our mission
through fiscal responsibility and prudent use of resources.Responding
to the needs of our clients and environment as the change
In 1928, Salt Lake City Visiting Nurse
Service was formed “to provide nursing for the sick
in their homes,” The following year it was established
as a voluntary, non-profit agency when the existing Visiting
Nurse Association of Salt Lake and the Private Duty Registry
were combined to form Salt Lake Community Nursing Services.