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Category Archives: Caregivers

Answer Nurse: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

  My husband passed away earlier this year, and I’m still coping with his death. My family is trying to cheer me up for the holiday season, but I’m not sure how I’ll feel about celebrating. What is some advice to get me through the holidays?   Although our families are well intentioned, grieving is a very personal process, and…

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VNA Answer Nurse: Basics in Parkinson’s disease

My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. As his primary caregiver, what are some things I should know about his disease? After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, it can be overwhelming to learn about the different aspects of the disease and treatment. As you and your physician discuss treatment options, here are some general tips to help you support your loved one…

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Caregiver Conference Connects Caregivers with Local Resources

The Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) award-winning Caregiver Conference is returning to First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach on Thursday, April 12 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The free event will be held at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Space is limited, so attendees must RSVP at www.vnatc.com/care or call 772-978-5515. The VNA Caregiver Conference will spotlight healthcare and human…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s resolutions are a good way of incorporating good habits into our daily lives. For seniors, it’s an opportunity to promote healthy living. Below are some ideas of resolutions to help seniors improve the quality of life. Resolution #1 – Create a safer home environment Falls are the number one reason for hospitalization for an injury among seniors, so…

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VNA Caregiver Conference coming to Sebastian this October

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is bringing its award-winning VNA Caregiver Conference to Sebastian for the first time on Thursday, October 26. VNA is proud to partner with location host, Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care, located at 13085 US1, Sebastian 32958, to host the conference at no-cost to attendees. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast provided by…

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VNA Caregiver Conference draws 100 local caregivers

Last week, the Visiting Nurse Association hosted its third VNA Caregiver Conference at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. A crowd of 100 local caregivers gathered to discuss caregiving challenges, share tips and ideas with each other and have their questions answered by a panel of experts from the VNA, Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, Senior Resource…

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VNA hosts second successful Caregiver Conference

Approximately 80 local caregivers gathered together at the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) second Caregiver Conference, held this November at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. As part of an ongoing effort to assist caregivers in the community, the VNA partners with other local organizations, resources and experts to offer the event at no-cost to the community. The conference gave caregivers…

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Honor the loss of a loved one with VNA’s ‘Trees of Remembrance’ on display Nov. 14 – Dec. 28

This holiday season from November 14th to December 28th, a Tree of Remembrance will be at VNA Hospice’s Hidden Treasures thrift stores at both their Vero Beach (656 21st Street) and Sebastian (11646 US HWY 1) locations. The Trees of Remembrance allow visitors to honor loved ones lost by decorating the tree with a card displaying the name of their…

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VNA to host Caregiver Conference Nov. 1!

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will be hosting a Caregiver Conference Tuesday, November 1st at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach, located at 520 Royal Palm Blvd. Breakfast will be provided, and the event is free to attend. Local experts will participate with the crowd during a Q&A forum; areas of expertise include: home care and hospice, elder law and…

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Are you breast cancer aware?

October has become quite a colorful month. Sure, it’s the indoctrination of all things Fall and pumpkin spice-flavored. In addition to the shades of Fall, the color pink is now closely associated with the month. Breast cancer awareness holds a strong presence throughout the month of October, and for good cause! The Mayo Clinic reports that deaths caused by breast…

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