Los Alamos Visiting Nurses Make Permanent Move

Sarah Winton of LAVNS near the sign facing the elevator at the company’s temporary office in the LATA Building on Central Avenue. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Staff report
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Inc., moved Jan. 24-25 from temporary quarters on the second floor of the Los Alamos Technical Associates Building on Central Avenue to their permanent location at the former Boy Scout Cabin on Canyon Road.
Telephones and computer systems were up and running quickly at the new location in order for the organization to continue serving their large clientele.
The Canyon Road property comprises about 4.5 acres overlooking the canyon and is where a planned Hospice Center will be constructed.

LAVNS is a not-for-profit Home Health and Hospice Agency providing “intermittent” Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Medical Social Services and Home Health Aides.

LAVNS serves patients in Los Alamos County, northern Santa Fe County and parts of Rio Arriba County.

Services are provided under written physician orders in the patient’s home, under a plan of care developed to meet individual needs. Visits are routinely scheduled Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on weekends as medically necessary. An RN is available on call after regular office hours.

  • Most Home Health Care is covered by private insurance, employers insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • The agency is federally certified, State licensed and approved by most private insurance companies.
  • LAVNS is a member of the New Mexico Association of Home Health Agencies, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the United Way of Northern New Mexico serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.
  • LAVNS provides many community services including blood pressure clinics, participation in health fairs, volunteer education programs through local churches, volunteer training and support groups.

Workers transport LAVNS’ last items from the LATA Building to the moving truck Jan. 25. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
LAVNS Office Manager Debby Weber is all smiles as her computer is back up and working again. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Shortly after the move, Pat Parker is quickly back on the new phone system assisting clients. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service moves into its new home in the former Boy Scout Cabin on Canyon Road. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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