SUTTON – CareProviders Visiting Nurse Agency (CPVNA) recently expanded its services with the acquisition of Senior Comfort Services, a long-time provider of home care for the elderly, based in Sutton.
CPVNA is a relative newcomer to the area, established by David Rokes, RN, in 2010 as Care Providers of Blackstone Valley, with offices in Whitinsville. Its name was changed last year to Care Providers Visiting Nurse Agency to better describe the types of services the company offers, said Ed Tavarez, CPVNA's Director of Marketing. “At a glance people understand what kind of services a VNA traditionally offers, and we thought that should be reflected in our name.”
Senior Comfort Services was founded in 2010 by Ron and Elaine Racine, who have now retired. The company provides non-medical care such as homemaker services and assistance with daily activities such as cooking, shopping, bathing, bill paying, and transportation, to allow seniors to continue living at home.
The acquisition gives CPVNA access to the Senior Comfort Services' capabilities and talent pool. “They have employees who have been doing home care for more than five years, and that's difficult to come by,” Mr. Tavarez said.
The Senior Comfort Services name will be retained as well. “They have a wonderful reputation and people recognize the name. We don't want to change that,” he said.
CPVNA provides skilled nursing services throughout southern Worcester County and surrounding areas. They provide a continuum of care for people leaving the hospital or rehab: post-surgical care, wound care, cancer care, cardiac care, diabetes management, as well as physical, speech, and occupational therapy.
Tina Keith, CPVNA's director of operations, explained it's hard to prepare for a loved coming home in a new condition, needing specialized care, and the period immediately after discharge is the most critical. “People should feel free to call us to help them navigate the health care system.” CPVNA will work with other agencies and insurance companies to provide the level of care needed until patients can function again on their own.
CPVNA has moved its offices to the Sutton location, at 176 Worcester-Providence Turnpike (Rt. 146) in Sutton. Phone 508-377-4567 or 508-865-2170. The web address is www.cpvna.com.