OhioHealth Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services provides home health, hospice and personal care services in Southeastern Ohio. We serve the community health needs of Athens County and parts of neighboring counties. View the areas we serve by zip code.
To make a referral or for more information, please call (740) 594.8226 or (740) 818.4282. Or send a fax to (740) 594.4078.
Home Health, Hospice and Personal Care Services for Southeastern Ohio Residents
We offer three programs that work together to provide the home care services you need. This gives you the convenience of working with just one agency and the assurance that, even if the home care services you need should change, your nurse doesn’t have to change too.
Visiting Nurse Association home health services are for our clients with short term, acute care needs that require the assistance of a nurse or therapist to return to their former level of independence. Learn more.
Hospice is for our clients who have a terminal illness and whose goal is not cure but comfort, and the pursuit of the highest quality of life in the time remaining to them. Learn more.
Health Services is for our clients who need a hand with activities of daily living to allow them to remain safely in their homes. Learn more.
Join Our Team
OhioHealth Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services is a growing nonprofit, multi-county hospice and home care organization seeking qualified applicants to provide nursing, therapy and private duty services to clients in their homes/places of residence in Southeastern Ohio.
We are the area's oldest operating hospice and home health agency and are currently affiliated with OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital and the OhioHealth system of nonprofit healthcare. We offer competitive wages, mileage and travel reimbursement, and a benefits package (where applicable).
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How to Apply
To apply for an open position, send a resume or a completed application form.
Application forms are available at our office or by request mailed to our office at 30 Herrold Ave., Athens, OH 45701.
Application materials can be submitted in any of the following ways:
- Mail to: Appalachian Community, 30 Herrold Ave, Athens, OH 45701
- Fax to (740) 594.2041
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing your resume, please send it either as a Microsoft Word (.doc) attachment, a PDF (.pdf) attachment or as inline text.
Completed application forms will be considered only for positions that are currently open. Resumes and/or letters of intent, however, are welcome for any position at any time. Resumes will be kept on file and reviewed when a relevant position opens. When submitting a resume or letter of intent, please be sure to specify the position in which you are interested.
Please call (740) 594.8226 if you need additional information.
OhioHealth Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Explore Our Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for considering offering your time and talents to help homebound and terminally-ill clients and their caregivers. Whether you are a student, a retired person, currently employed or not currently employed, you are welcome and encouraged to explore our volunteer opportunities.
Contact us at (740) 594.8226.
In-Home Hospice Volunteers
Be one of a unique group of specially-trained volunteers who provide companionship for hospice clients and respite for their caregivers.
Hospice volunteers visit clients in their own homes or in nursing or assisted living facilities.
Activities may include quiet conversation, playing cards, board games or working jigsaw puzzles, washing dishes, feeding assistance, reading aloud, tending a garden, writing letters and Touch Drawing, to name but a few.
You may choose to schedule regular visits (usually once a week from two to four hours in length) or to be available on-call, providing family emergency and special event coverage (perhaps three to six hours a month).
In-home volunteers complete an application, 12 hours of self-directed training (including shadowing experienced volunteers) and a thorough background check. Training is scheduled at the candidate volunteer’s convenience.
We are particularly interested at this time in volunteer recruits who live in communities within our service area that are outside of the Athens area. If you are interested, please contact us. Training may be available in your local area.
11th Hour Volunteers
Hospice volunteers who have been with our organization for some time may receive additional training to become an 11th Hour volunteer. The purpose of the 11th Hour Program is to ensure that no one dies alone. 11th Hour volunteers may sit vigil with actively dying clients when family members are late to arrive at the bedside or when family members need to take time away. 11th Hour volunteers are most often provided to clients residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The focus is on offering a soothing and loving presence to the client, as well as a calming presence and helpful hand to family members for as long as needed.
Quality-of-life volunteer activities are perfect for those volunteers who want to serve clients in a direct way but who do not choose to make in-home visits. We have several quality-of-life activities (and we are always open to more ideas!):
- Flower Power. Community volunteers grow and arrange flowers in the spring and summer months for weekly delivery to hospice and home health clients.
- Casserole Comfort. Volunteers gather at an appointed time (currently once a month) to cook a number of casseroles for delivery by staff to hospice households.
Office volunteers work with staff in the office on such activities as filing, copying, data entry, processing and collating documents, and/or assisting with special projects. An application is required, as is a basic training module.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Our volunteer program offers several ways for student groups, church groups, neighborhood associations or others to participate in quality-of-life activities for hospice and homebound clients and their families. Below are just a few.
- Celebrate the holidays with homemade Halloween bags and Valentine’s cards or even some pies or cookies at Thanksgiving.
- Get some friends together and rake leaves or shovel snow.
- Help prepare or maintain a garden or plant seedlings in the spring.
All volunteers are invited to attend monthly Brown Bag lunches to hear speakers, watch a short video or just have a free discussion of triumphs and challenges in a confidential and supportive setting.
For More Information or to Volunteer
Contact us at (740) 594.8226.
OhioHealth Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services provides all services on a not-for-profit basis. All free-will donations to the Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services are tax-deductible.
We offer the following payment options:
By Phone: We are able to process phone donations using MasterCard or Visa. In the Athens calling area, call (740) 594.8226. Outside the Athens area, call toll-free (800) 837.1112.
Online: We use PayPal for online donation processing. You don't have to log in or have a PayPal account to make a donation. If you have questions, please call (740) 594.8226 or (800) 837.1112.
By Mail: For your convenience, you can download, print and complete our donation form. Please make your check or money order payable to Appalachian Community and send to:
OhioHealth Appalachian Community VNA, Hospice & Health Services
30 Herrold Ave.
Athens, OH 45701
Please do not send cash.
Get more information about Giving Opportunities in this PDF document. It includes types of giving and special gift designations, as well as information about commemorative bricks for walkways of either our Veteran's Garden or our Commemorative Garden. Get the commemorative brick order form here.
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(740) 594.8226 or (800) 837.1112