• Commitment to People
  • Open Communication
  • Quality Care
  • Service and Product Value
  • Community Leadership
  • Financial Stability
  • Staff Integrity


Susan Maxwell, MSN, RN
Executive Director

Sarah Foley, BSN, RN
Director of Marketing

Support through donations & planned giving maintains our ability to carry out our mission of quality, community-based home health services. Please consider making a donation to support our work and ensure that our programs and services remain available for individuals in need throughout our 13-community service area. All donations are tax deductible by the fullest extent of the law.

Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) Medicare and Medicaid certified home health care organization, ranked among the nation’s best in home health quality and performance.

We have been invited into the homes of patients within the Lower Valley townships and the Connecticut shoreline for a century! It is a privilege to be your community home health care provider.

VNLV Mission

Consistent with our century-old tradition of high-quality care, the mission of the Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. (VNLV) is to provide comprehensive, personalized services that foster health, independence, dignity and comfort through home-based healing, education, and health-oriented community outreach initiatives. The Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. strives to enhance the health of the communities we serve through the application of public health measures and the provision of selective health services for purposes of preventing disease and disability, maintaining and restoring health, and minimizing the effects of illness and disability.

VNLV Vision

Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. will be recognized as the quality and value leader in community home care. The objective of Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. is to provide high quality nursing care, rehabilitative services, medical social work and home health aide services for people in their homes at a reasonable cost, while maintaining the highest standards of excellence. Each individual and family has unique responses to illness. The primary care nurse is the case manager responsible for the care plan best suited to these responses. This plan is jointly drawn up by the patient’s physician along with health professionals and the patient / family. The nurse utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care provided to individuals and families. Services are based on an inter-disciplinary approach that includes skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, home health aides, and nutrition consultation. There is a strong commitment to program evaluation, quality assurance, and maintenance of standards set for home health care by federal and state regulatory agencies.

The Board of Directors of Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc:

Reuben Manning, President
Sarah Manco, Vice President
Ted Heiser, J.D., Treasurer
Susan D. Murphy, Secretary
DG Fitton

“I wish I had words to say to express my gratitude for the staff that have helped my husband. Everyone has been so committed to the highest quality of care. We couldn’t have done it without them. They have been wonderful.” – J. Delmore