Visiting Nurse Association opens LaPorte office

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The Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte recently awarded Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana a grant to assist in opening an office in LaPorte in answer to the increasing demand for hospice and aging services. The new location at 803 Washington St., in the historic train depot, is the not-for-profit’s first satellite office. VNA of NWI is headquartered in Valparaiso.

VNA of NWI has served LaPorte County for nearly 50 years and currently provides hospice care, grief support and Lifeline services. The new location strengthens and confirms the organization’s commitment to the community. The LaPorte office will allow families and the medical community easier referral for care, as well as provide clinical staff quicker access to necessary supplies for patients receiving services in LaPorte. VNA of NWI will also host educational seminars on a variety of topics involving end of life care, and recruitment for employment and volunteer opportunities for LaPorte area residents at the new location.

“The VNA of Northwest Indiana has always been committed to LaPorte and all of LaPorte County. We have wonderful relationships with the hospitals and many of the providers in the area, so it makes sense for us to build on those relationships by establishing even more of a physical presence in the community. It will be a great asset to us in recruiting staff and volunteers, engaging with families and providers, and becoming more involved in the civic and charitable groups that do so much for the community,” said Bob Franko, president/CEO of VNA of NWI.

VNA of NWI worked with the LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership in selecting the new location. The new office is in the recently renovated train depot two blocks east of LaPorte Hospital. This location is well suited as it is in the heart of LaPorte’s medical community, making it highly accessible to meet with families and physicians.

VNA of NWI is the most patient-focused provider of aging, palliative, hospice, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana, providing comfort, peace of mind, and superior care to families working through some of life’s greatest challenges. VNA of NWI provides hospice and palliative care services as well as grief support, Lifeline and Meals on Wheels. The VNA is an accredited, not for profit, United Way agency serving Porter, LaPorte, Lake, Jasper and Starke counties for nearly 50 years. For more information, contact the VNA of NWI at 219.462.5195 or visit

One Response to “Visiting Nurse Association opens LaPorte office”

  1. Max E Miller

    Aug 18. 2019

    A great organization which helped me and my wife through her final days

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