VNA Northwest is a not-for-profit, medicare certified, state-licensed agency providing home health care services to residents of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Our skilled health care staff makes hundreds of visits every week to patients in Bantam, Bethlehem, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, Northfield, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Woodbury and other towns in the region. Anyone may request a consultation with our staff. For on-going treatment, a patient must be under the care of a doctor.
In 1928, many residents of Litchfield County had no electricity in their homes; most roads were gravel surfaced and travel often was by horse and buggy or even sleigh when the organization that would become VNA Northwest was founded. W. Bradford Walker, a young Yale School of Medicine graduate, had opened a practice in the area, and he quickly realized that his patients needed types of medical care he himself could not provide. With fifteen prominent residents, he founded the Cornwall District Nursing Association, the predecessor organization of VNA Northwest. Membership in the association cost fifty cents; out of these humble beginnings, an organization that would help thousands of area residents to remain independent and in their homes was born. In 2008, that agency, now VNA Northwest, observed its 80th Anniversary. With pride in our past and boundless optimism for our future, VNA Northwest staff will continue to bring comfort to those who need it most.