It is a challenging time to find qualified staff to expand this critical service in our community and that's why we are dedicate April as Support Visiting Nurse month! There are no federal or state funding sources to cover the services provided by the Visiting Nurse program and RCMS uses donations to offset the costs.
This program is only partially funded by MediCaid and MediCal. To fully support our Visiting Nurse Program, RCMS needs to raise $120,000.
Half of RCMS patients are over 55 and the need for this services is increasing. Our Visiting Nurse Program and other vital programs rely on community support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to keep this services in the community and help achieve our vision of having the highest quality visiting nurse program in California.
RCMS Visiting Nurse Program
History When the Mendocino Coast District Hospital stopped providing Home Health Services in 2010, RCMS applied for and received a Home Health Shortage designation in 2011 from the Department of Health and Human Services. Since that time our Visiting Nurses have been traveling between Timber Cove and Irish Beach providing skilled nursing care to homebound patients and provide more than 2,500 home nursing visits each year
Services Visiting Nurse home visits are made to homebound RCMS patients who are in need of short- and long-term in-home nursing care Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.