LeadingAge to Affiliate with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America and ElevatingHOME

LeadingAge to Affiliate with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America and ElevatingHOME

Message from Katie Smith Sloan, President & CEO, LeadingAge:

LeadingAge takes an important step towards increasing its impact and influence across the full continuum of services and supports for people as they age. I am pleased to share the news that LeadingAge has entered into an agreement with the intent to affiliate with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America and ElevatingHOME.

Our organizations have shared visions, similar missions and a deep commitment to service. Together, we are committed to high quality, person-centered care for individuals in whatever setting they call home.

ElevatingHOME and its subsidiary, Visiting Nurse Associations of American (VNAA), are member-led organizations working to expand the definition of and conversation around home-based care, supporting providers of home health and hospice services.

Many of our members currently offer these services; LeadingAge national and VNAA/EH also have several members in common. We believe that together we will have an even greater impact in advocating for sound public policy, in serving our members, and in fostering innovative practices that will lead to the transformation in service delivery.

Over the next several months, our three organizations will move forward in the process of achieving strategic and operational alignment. We believe that bringing together VNAA’s clinical practice expertise, ElevatingHOME’s commitment to strengthen home-based care and LeadingAge’s tradition of serving the full continuum with our focus on shaping the future to meet the needs of an increasing number of older adults creates significant and exciting opportunities for all of us.

Our immediate focus is to communicate the benefits of this affiliation to both LeadingAge and VNAA/EH members; in days and weeks to come, our messaging will expand to promote LeadingAge as a strong partner for all VNAA/EH members. LeadingAge national will collaborate with LeadingAge state partners in that effort, and we look forward to conducting joint outreach. Details on the specifics will be coming shortly.

I am grateful to the leadership of VNAA and ElevatingHOME for their trust in LeadingAge and look forward to a successful future together.


Katie Smith Sloan
President and CEO