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Category Archives: Home Health

The Importance of Advance Care Planning

While advance care planning is useful for anyone, it’s particularly important for those looking for the best end-of-life care experience and anyone considering hospice. “Advance care planning invites consideration of if and when a patient would desire hospice,” says VNA Advance Care Planning Specialist Genevieve Introcaso, LCSW. “Although hospice can be perceived as scary, it is what I have found…

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Recuperate at Home with VNA Home Health

Like most of us, *Jane was anxious to return home after she had been hospitalized for a fall that left her nearly immobile, but she would require round-the-clock care and her doctor proposed an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Jane, a septuagenarian, was disappointed and her daughter, Rose, empathized. “My mom had been in (outpatient) rehab before and didn’t do well and…

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June Is Home Safety Month!

It seems like home should be the safest place on earth, but that is where most accidents and injuries occur. In fact, the home is the second most common location of unintentional fatal injuries. (Traveling via motor vehicles is number one.) Adults 65 and over are the highest risk groups for home injury, both fatal and nonfatal. As we age,…

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VNA’s Lisa Sellers Nominated for Prestigious Award

One of our very own, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Lisa Sellers, was nominated for a 2022 Women Who Rock Awards by the weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business. The theme this year was “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” in recognition of “the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic and a…

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VNA Home Health Services To The Rescue – Not Just Physically, But Emotionally

For the past few years, Judith Busa Shelton has experienced one health issue after another. It all began when she broke her left leg in three places (including her ankle) and needed surgery which involved a doctor putting pins in place to help her leg heal. Unfortunately, not long after the surgery those pins broke and caused her leg to…

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Margie and Dan Liguori: VNA Fans for Life

Margie and Dan Liguori are only too happy to talk about their many experiences with VNA home health care. Dan was the first to enlist VNA’s services about 15 years ago when he needed post-op care after rotator cuff surgery, and again in 2018 after he had knee surgery. His experiences with the VNA nurses were so positive, he chose…

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Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, ideal for celebrating the many noteworthy Black people in the medical field, particularly nurses – our favorite at VNA! Black nurses play a special role in American medical history, spearheading initiatives to create a more equitable healthcare system that meets the needs of all Americans, regardless of one’s racial background. From Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who’s…

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to focus on your cardiovascular health – and there’s a lot you can do to help maintain a healthy heart. Let’s begin with your diet. It’s really important to eat healthy, as in eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. You also need to know what not to eat, or at least what to…

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January is Music Therapy Advocacy Month!

January is Music Therapy Advocacy month and VNA Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist Lauren Meeks couldn’t be happier. “Having an official music therapy month gives music therapists a chance to spotlight ourselves and educate the world about who we are and what we do with such a unique focus,” she says. But what exactly is music therapy? Simply put, it’s…

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New Year’s Resolutions & How to Keep Them

It’s that time of year again, time to implement your New Year’s resolutions. January ushers in a great opportunity for a clean slate. Tabula Rasa. And who doesn’t like another chance at a fresh start, a chance to take that pottery class, shed those pounds, drink less alcohol, exercise more, find a job, find a partner or be a better…

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