Parker awards $2.5M grant to VNA Health Group

Piscataway-based Parker Foundation announced Thursday it has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Visiting Nurse Association Health Group to support its Advanced Care Institute.

The ACI aims to address health care needs of high-risk older adults who are often living with multiple chronic conditions by providing high quality, compassionate care in the home and community.

The funding will be used to expand ACI’s in-home primary care efforts and palliative medicine.

“We see the work the ACI is doing as crucial to our community and aligns perfectly with Parker’s vision: We make aging part of life,” Parker CEO and President Roberto Muñiz said. “Most people want to age at home and the VNA is a trailblazer in the home health industry. We know this funding will benefit many New Jersey seniors and their families.”

“We are so pleased that Parker recognizes the difficult, but necessary, services we provide in these areas and are incredibly grateful for their funding, but, most importantly, for their continued partnership,” Dr. Steven Landers, CEO and president of VNA, said.