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Health & Well-being - December 2006

Community Nursing Services
Community based, not-for-profit, full service home care

Community Nursing Services of MoabThere 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 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 divisions.

  • 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 and resources.

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 our mission.
  • Providing quality home health care services to all clients without regard to ability to pay within the limits of our resources.
  • 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 or emerge.

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.

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