About Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca & Tompkins County

Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County is a not for profit organization formed in 1984 to meet the needs of residents of Tompkins County. Services are provided to residents who are in need of professional medical care in their homes. Services include RN, PT, OT, MSW, Speech, Nutrition and Home Health Aide services. Our agency is certified to provide services and can bill Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. 

Our affiliated agency, Community Health and Home Care has been approved to provide Medicaid Health Home services in Tompkins County and five surrounding Counties. Care Managers provide services to people who qualify for the Medicaid Health Home which includes two chronic diseases and have Medicaid. Care Managers are nurses that help ensure you get the care and services you need to stay healthy. 

We invite you to learn more about Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County, a non-profit community based home health care agency that delivers quality care to people of all ages by visiting Our Services or Our Initiatives.

You are also welcome to call or stop in and talk with one of our home care professionals who can assist you in determining the right mix of services for you or your loved one.

Home health care is more than physical well being it is about relationships, compassion, support and trust. At Visiting Nurse Service we understand how important and meaningful it is to be home with family and friends including our four-legged ones during recovery from illness or surgery and beyond.

Loneliness, helplessness and boredom cause the human spirit to suffer. That is why the staff at Visiting Nurse Service all shares in the philosophy that genuine care must involve loving companionship, active involvement by the patient and their care partners in all decision making and the belief that each phase of human development should be honored, celebrated and valued – not seen as a decline of life.

We invite you to learn more about Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County, a non-profit community based home health care agency that delivers quality care to people of all ages by clicking on Our Services and Our Initiatives.

You are also welcome to call or stop in and talk with one of our home care professionals who can assist you in determining the right mix of services for you or your loved one.

Officers of the Board of Directors    

Barbara Armstrong      
Board  President
Nurse Practitioner

Carrie Pollack      
Board Vice-President
Attorney

Members of the Board of Directors

Scott Andrew
Board Treasurer
Deputy Controller, City of Ithaca

Ariel Avgar
Associate Professor, Cornell ILR School

Priscilla Crispell
Retired FNP

Lai-Siu Leung
Office of the Aging

Sue Maloy
HR background: Racker Center, banking

Melissa Schmitt 
Board Secretary
Nursing Professor, TC3

Bill Sonnenstuhl
Professor, Cornell ILR School

Susan Nohelty
Emeritus

Shelly Fetterly
Tompkins Trust Company