Saranac Lake Voluntary Health loans medical equipment based on the recommendation of authorized medical personnel and the visiting nurse. Equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches are available to be borrowed. Contact us for more details.
The Visiting Nurse Program employs a full-time registered nurse for in-home care visits. Services are authorized by the client's primary care physician, but anyone can call SLVHA to initiate the referral process. The goal is to provide nursing care to those ineligible for services from another provider (e.g. public health or Medicaid.) Typical services include management and pre-pouring of medication, blood pressure and health assessments, skin/wound care, symptom monitoring, and health teaching. Minor assistance with housekeeping, errands and personal care can be arranged if needed. The visiting nurse is there to help people stay in their homes longer.
The Dental Hygiene Program provides a full-time dental hygienist in the Saranac Lake Elementary School. All children in the elementary school receive free dental exams, general dental education, and fluoride and/or dental sealants (with parental approval.) Upon recommendation of the dental hygienist, some financial assistance may be available for cases requiring an orthodontist.
Applications for financial assistance for basic dental care are accepted from permanent, full-time residents of the Saranac Lake Central School District. The program is designed for those in financial need with limited resources, limited or no dental insurance and who do not have and are not eligible for Medicaid. Basic dental care does not include crowns, cosmetic procedures, or procedures deemed unnecessary to achieve and/or maintain overall good dental health.
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Scholarships are given annually to qualified high school seniors enrolled in the New Visions program at the Adirondack Medical Center, as well as to students entering their second year in the North Country Community College (NCCC) Nursing or Radiological Technician programs; or those students who are committed to the Saranac Lake community.
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Making a commitment to SLVHA is making a commitment to the Saranac Lake Community. When you walk down the streets of Saranac Lake, attend a Little League game or go to bingo at the Senior Center you can see how your financial contribution is helping to increase the quality of life for the people living here.
We provide a variety of giving options, and assure you that 100% of your donation goes to the program of your choice.
A volunteer board of directors of Saranac Lake professionals oversees SLVHA and employs one part-time office assistant. All administrative costs are covered by other funds.
There are many ways to contribute to SLVHA. Some ways include:
Every year, every gift of any size truly helps make a difference.
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Receive tax-deductible receipts for the value of the donated goods.
Leave a lasting gift to be held in trust to be used only to meet the specific program of interest.
Any bequest can continue to provide for those in need for years to come.
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