Parker Foundation provides $2.5M grant to VNA Health Group to support palliative care

The Parker Foundation Inc. announced on Tuesday it has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Visiting Nurse Association Health Group to support its Advanced Care Institute.

The funding will be used to expand the institute’s efforts to provide in-home primary care through its “house calls” model and palliative medicine as well as support additional programming in these areas.

“The numbers are staggering in how many people will need services as they age, and with Parker’s mission being to make aging part of life, we see this as the perfect partnership to provide a better quality of care and quality of life and to expand innovative and transformative programs,” Roberto Muñiz, Ceo and president of Parker Foundation, said.

Visiting Physicians Services, a member of VNAHG, currently provides medical services, particularly for aging individuals with chronic conditions. With additional funding, VPS will be able to continue to expand these services to more people throughout New Jersey.

“This collaboration is focusing more attention on older adults and making sure they have the care they need to remain in the community and be comfortable and independent,” Dr. Steven Landers, CEO and president of VNAHG, said.