VNA Plus

Home Care Your Way

Serving Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and
Gibson Counties in Indiana
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Mission & History


Our mission is to provide home care services tailored to the individual and their families that allow our clients to remain safe and independent in their own surroundings.

In support of our mission and vision, we are committed to the following beliefs and values that guide our decisions and actions in providing care to the communities we serve:

  • We believe in truth, honesty and straight forwardness in all our dealings.
  • We believe in upholding the dignity and respect of each person with whom we come in contact.
  • We believe our success is measured in the positive impact that we have on the lives of the people who receive our care and services.
  • We believe we must anticipate the changes that will take place in healthcare and be flexible in our operations, yet unwavering in our vision and values.
  • We believe we have an obligation to be good stewards of our valuable resources and to manage our assets wisely for the benefit of the communities we serve.


Picture of Lydia Metz, Indiana's first visiting nurse employed by VNA Plus

Lydia Metz, Indiana’s first home care nurse, made nearly 2,000 visits on her bicycle every year.

In 1888, a small group of area women who recognized a need to visit the sick in their homes founded what would eventually be named the Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana. Fourteen years later the group hired Lydia Metz, Indiana’s first home care nurse. Lydia brought her own special mix of professional training and personal dedication to the many patients she visited.

In the early 80’s Visiting Nurse Plus, Inc., also a not-for-profit agency, was created to provide private pay non-medical services and senior care that complemented the care offered by Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana.

In 2010, Visiting Nurse Plus and Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana merged to offer a complete array of home care services to the community and was renamed VNA Plus. Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana remained the legal name of the new entity.

In late 2016, Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana decided to bring back the Visiting Nurse Plus name and to concentrate efforts on the non-medical side of home care. Services include personal care, companionship, homemaking and medical alert systems. In addition, intermittent nursing services were continued to take care of blood draws, medication set-ups and foot care, etc.

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